Devastation can happen. Storms can wreak havoc on a roof and home. The weather just creates damage. It is just a part of the changing seasons, and so we learn to work with them. If a storm has recently passed through your area and you are in need of some roof repair, what are the steps you can take to get back a solid strong roofing system?
First and foremost, make sure you and your family are safe. This is of top priority. This goes for any type of natural disaster, whether large or small. If damage has occurred, stay away from downed power lines, never use an electrical device if there is excessive floodwater present, and use caution around damaged buildings. Always take an assessment of the area thoroughly before exiting the home.
Stress and tension can lead to further frustrations. The best course of action, to begin with, is just to take a deep breath and realize it will all be okay. Most likely many of your neighbors are experiencing the same type of storm damage. A strong community will pull together and help with the cleanup, and make sure there are areas of help to go to in case of need.
When to storm passes, and it is safe to go outside, safely take some pictures of the damage. Has a tree fallen on the roof? Take pictures of different angles if you are able. Be wary of climbing on the roof as the surface may not be sturdy. Record some video of the damage if you can safely maneuver around the area. This is all good information to have as you move forward.
If there is water leaking in your kitchen or other areas, grab a few buckets, pails, pots, or any container you can find to collect the water. You don’t want or need, more damage to the interior of your home. Cover your belongings with tarps to protect them. If you can cover the holes in the roof with tarps, do so safely.
Contact Your Local Roofing Contractor
Always trust a local company to assist you with repairs after a storm. Avoid placing your trust, and money, in fly-by-night, storm-chasing roofing companies. Unfortunately, they tend to prey on the devastated and don’t deliver product material and service as a local contractor will. If anything goes wrong with the roof after the installation, the storm chasers have already left town and can’t be reached. A local company can quickly come and assess the situation and resolve any complications.
Place your full confidence in Rocky Mountain Exteriors in Spokane. We have heard too many stories of bad roofing experiences due to untrustworthy contractors. We understand the frustration and our goal is to show you that we are different. The trust of our customers is not something we take for granted. We are here to prove that. We promise to deliver quality work using durable roofing products designed to last.
An honest company will speak with you about the damages caused and advise you on the choices you can make. Here are some items to consider when speaking with a roofing company.
- Make sure the company is fully insured, with General Liability and Workmen’s Comp, before the team climbs on your roof.
- Do not sign any paperwork the roofing company presents until after the inspection is done, and a plan can be put in place.
- Do not give the roofing company any money up front to do the inspection. It should be a free inspection.
- Know what the roofing company is doing during the inspection. Be present.
- Ask for the company’s license number if you are not familiar with them
When the time comes for repair, place your trust back in Rocky Mountain Exteriors in Spokane. We are dedicated to providing you with superior roofing products and services. We have a personal vested interest in our community and helping where we can. Oftentimes, when a storm passes through town, traveling roofing companies try to make a quick buck. Place your trust in a local roofing company that treats you like family.
We can help you restore your home and bring comfortable living conditions back. Keep our contact information close for when you need a strong, trustworthy roofing contractor in Spokane!