When bad weather comes through the Norwood area, it can take a toll on your roof. Whether your roof has minor or major damage, it’s important to know what to do after a storm. You want to stay safe while also making sure you have your inspection and roof replacement or repairs done as needed.
1. Stay Safe
Keeping you and your family safe is the most important and immediate step to take after a storm hits. If there are downed power lines, shattered glass, or large debris littering the area, be sure to take extra precautions when inspecting your property.
Keep in mind you might not know how much damage your roof really has. Avoid getting up on your roof to inspect it for damages. Looking from the ground should give you a good idea of how major the damage is, or the damage could be largely hidden. A roofer will know what to look for when inspecting your roof. Having your roof inspected and repaired as soon as you can after a storm helps reduce the risk of having more damage occur.
2. Call for a Roof Inspection
You should have a professional roofer inspect your roof after storm damage occurs. Your roofer can do a thorough inspection to see how much damage has occurred and where it is. You’ll then receive an estimate on the cost of repairs or replacement if needed.
It’s important to call a trusted local roofer right away if you suspect you have any damage after a storm….or know you have extensive damage. Local, reliable roofers can make repairs or even do a roof replacement if needed.
3. Call Your Insurance Company
Get in touch with your insurance company to start the claim process. When you call, find out what your deductible is (if you don’t already know) and go over what is covered and what isn’t covered in your policy. This helps you get an idea of how much you’ll need to pay for a roof replacement or repairs.
If you have storm damage at your Massachusetts home, please contact O’LYN Roofing as soon as possible. Our experienced roofers can perform an inspection of your roof to determine how much damage there is and do a roof replacement if needed.