Florida’s weather can change in minutes. Because your roof is the highest point of your home, it can suffer the most. You can count on an emergency roof repair being needed at all times. This article will guide you step-by-step through an emergency roof repair.
1. Do not panic
It is not a good idea to panic in an emergency. It’s not easy to do. Keep your balance and do the things you need to do so that you don’t pay more than necessary.
2. Inform your insurance
Your insurance company must first assess the damage. Before you do anything, contact them. They will be interested in the details. You should quickly and succinctly inform them about the damage. It is not a good idea to spend too much time describing the damage via the phone. If possible, take a photo and note the time. They will take longer to reach you if it is raining or a storm is in progress. You have other urgent matters to attend to.
3. Protect your home and its contents
You will need to take your items out of the wet and spoiled areas if your roof is severely damaged by a tree limb or tree branch. Move them as far away as you can to a dry area. Protect electrical and electronic equipment and leather furniture with waterproof covers.
4. Consider alternative living spaces
You should consider moving to another space if the damage is severe and it seems likely that you will not have a roof that can be repaired. If you have family that has extra space in their home it might be best to stay with them for a while or consider moving into an apartment with a short-term lease until your home is repaired, If you are quoted even less time, say about a week, and family isn’t an option, a Hotel is also a viable choice.
5. Find a reliable roofing company
It is a good idea to contact Reggie Reed Roofing, a professional roofer. There will be many roofers waiting to help you when there is a storm. These people are known as storm chasers. They may not have the right tools or a local office. They are usually a group of handymen who form an impromptu roofing business. These people are dangerous. They will charge you a lot more than a roofing company. Do not be deceived by the low estimate. Some will pay a portion of the total upfront and then disappear. Others will begin the work but then disappear. So make sure you get in touch with a reputable company.
6. Contact your local electricity provider to turn off the power
After a storm, broken electrical wires can pose a danger. It can short circuit, causing fires, during a storm. People can get electrocuted if they try to flee from the house after a storm. Call the power company to turn off the power until the situation improves.
7. A tarp will cover the roof gap.
Before you do any remedial work, wait for the weather to improve. After a storm, be careful when you leave your home. You should be careful not to step on any wires or trip over large debris pieces. After you have taken all safety precautions, cover your roof with a tarp. We can provide emergency tarping services if you are unable or unable to do so.
8. Do not attempt DIY repairs
You may feel inclined to repair the damage yourself if it appears minor. It is possible that damage that seems to be minor may be very serious. Only a professional can assess the full effect of the weather event. After a severe weather event, it is important to seek professional advice.
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From the initial inspection to fulfilling the basic requirements and finally to providing a free estimate for your entire project, we are always happy to help. We are here to assist you with all your roofing needs. Contact us today, and we will send over a roofing expert to help you with any of your roofing projects, and be sure to check out our customer reviews here.