Storm damage can affect any home, even homes that have been meticulously maintained. The weather can be quite unpredictable, so a storm might hit your area when you least expect it. You need to be prepared. In today’s article, Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction, a top roof repair company in our local area, discusses a couple of things you need to remember when dealing with storm damage.
Don’t Hire Storm Chasers
Storm chasers are unscrupulous roofing contractors that try to scam homeowners after a storm. They show up, uninvited, in a neighborhood that’s recently experienced a storm and go door to door using high-pressure sales tactics. Their goal is to make as much money possible, often at the expense of the homeowner. Avoid storm chasers and instead work with a reputable, local roofing contractor.
Don’t Try to Inspect Your Roof by Yourself
As an experienced home remodeling company, we highly recommend leaving your roof inspection to trained professionals. You shouldn’t take this risk because water leaks and significant storm damage can make your roof more unstable than usual. Instead, you should call a trustworthy, local roofing contractor as soon as possible after a storm. They can perform temporary repairs to protect your home and they can accurately evaluate your roof’s condition.
Call Your Insurance Agent
You should call your insurance agent and leverage their knowledge and expertise of your insurance policy. A good insurance agent will keep your best interests in mind and walk you through the process of filing your claim. If you have any questions about your insurance policy, the agent should clarify these points for you. In addition to calling your insurance agent, we also recommend documenting the damage via photos and notes.
Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction can help you with all your roof repair, window installation and other exterior home improvement needs. We have many years of experience and we have one of the best roofing certifications in the industry: the GAF Master Elite® contractor certification. This certification is so difficult to earn that only the top 2% of all roofing companies in the country have qualified. Call us at (847) 838-9331 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule an appointment.