Powerful forces of nature, such as wind, rain and hail, can impair your roofing system and cause it to fail prematurely. This could happen any time, so it’s important to know how to handle emergency roof repairs beforehand. Paragon Contracting and Renovations, one of the leading roof replacement companies in the area, shares how to handle this tricky situation.
It’s not the best time to panic when your roof is storm-damaged. In fact, being calm can help you think straight and do what you have to in this crucial time. One of the first things you need to do is inspect your roof from a safe distance (with binoculars if you have them) to determine the extent of the damage. You will then have to schedule an emergency roof repair with your local contractor to repair the damaged areas.
Get in Touch With Your Local Roofers
Your roofing contractors will conduct a thorough inspection to determine underlying issues. They will focus on the important areas, such as the shingles, flashing and decking. Once they have assessed the overall condition of your roof, they will suggest solutions and provide a roofing estimate. You can use this to file your insurance claim.
Process Your Insurance Claim
Most roofers that provide storm damage services will help document your roof’s damage. You can use this as proof of your insurance claim. After filing your claim, you can expect an adjuster to visit your home and examine your roof again. To get a fair assessment, let your contractor lend you a hand with all the details.
Prepare Your Home
Once your insurance claim has been approved, your roofers will begin the repair. You should, however, secure your important belongings and cover your furniture, bedding and clothing. You also have to remove paintings, chandeliers and other things that hang on your walls.
At Paragon Contracting and Renovations, we specialize in emergency roof services to help restore your roofing system’s former glory. Call us today at (877) 338-5551 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Kanata and other nearby areas in Ontario.