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How to Handle Storm Damage

Storms can cause major damage to your roof and home that will only get worse if you don't take action immediately. As soon as you experience roof damage of any kind, take the following steps.

Call a Professional Roofer

If there's a big storm in your area and you notice damage to your home, there's a good chance you're not the only one. But since there is a limited amount of qualified roofers in any given area, it's essential to call at the first sign of damage. A professional roofer in Suwanee or Lawrenceville can help to assess the damage and get to work right away to prevent excessive leakages or water damage to the inside of your home.

Make a List of Damage

If you are still waiting on a roofer to come, it's a good idea to get outside as soon as it's safe and make a list of all the damages you see yourself. While it's hard to see damage to the top of your roof without getting up there yourself, you can look for signs of damage to the roof in the downspouts. Check each downspout for small pieces of the roof or granules. Check your vehicles for damage as well, because any storm that was strong enough to cause damage to your vehicles was strong enough to potentially damage your roof.

Inspect the gutter, roof vents, pipe caps, windows, and all other areas around your home. Write down all signs of damage you see and give the list to your roofer when they arrive.

Call Your Insurance Company

Even though you hope to never have to use your insurance, don't be shy about using it if you have to. That's what it's there for! Just like the roofer, you should call your insurance agent as soon as possible so they can work on filing your claim. A lot of companies even make it possible for you to file your claim online.

A roofer in Lawrenceville should have adjusters in or near your area so they can come get the process going soon after you call. If possible, you can even have your roofer there at the same time your adjuster comes to get the repairs started sooner.

Posted on: 11/20/2015