Inspect Your Property
The first step you should take after a severe weather event in Salemburg is ensuring the safety of your property. Look out for downed power lines, broken gas lines, and other harmful debris like nails and broken glass. Once you’ve determined that the area is safe you can perform a self-assessment of the damage keeping an eye out for both signs of damage to the home as well as signs that the storm was capable of producing unseen damage.
Storm Damage Signs
There are certain signs of direct damage to your roof that you can look for after a storm:
- Bent or Broken Shingles
- Missing Shingles
- Visible Punctures in Roof
- Exposed Felt or Decking
- Missing Granules
- Granules in Downspouts
- Dents and Dings on Roof Surface
Severe Storm Signs
While the direct signs of damage to your home are important, you’ll also want to take note of signs that the storm was severe enough to cause damage. Severe weather events can cause damage that appears invisible to the untrained eye, so if the conditions were right for storm damage it’s important to have your roof professionally inspected by a local, Salemburg roofing professional like TKPA Roofing. Some of the signs you’ll want to look for are:
- Displaced Items Like Trash Cans and Furniture
- Damage to Gutters, Siding, and Windows
- Damage to Structures Like Fences and Decks
- Fallen Limbs and Branches
- Local News Reports of Sustained High Winds
- Local News Reports of Hail
Record the Damage
Take the time to make a record of the damage you notice in your self-assessment. Write down any of your observations of direct damage or the signs of severe weather. It’s also a good idea to take photographs. Having this information handy throughout the process will streamline things and help with both the insurance claims process as well as having accurate information for your roofing contractor.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Keep the information you assembled readily available and contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. Time is of the essence when it comes to storm damage to your roof because the damage can continue to get worse if not addressed immediately. When you call your insurance company be prepared with the following information:
- Your Contact Information
- Your Policy Number
- Your List and Photographs of the Damage
- Questions or Concerns about Your Policy
Hire a Trusted, Local Roofing Contractor
You don’t need to wait until after you’ve spoken to your insurance company to hire a reputable Salemburg roofing company like TKPA Roofing to get started right away with your roof inspection. Our qualified experts will come to your property right away to assess the damage to your roof and will work with your insurance company throughout the process to provide the best possible solution for the storm damage to your roof within the guidelines of your policy.
Has your Salemburg roof sustained damage in a recent storm? Call TKPA Roofing to schedule a free inspection, today!