Extreme weather events can damage different parts of your home and property. Harsh winds can loosen roofing shingles or tiles, allowing water from rain or snow to penetrate the surface underneath your roof. When that happens, the wooden components of the roof can swell and develop rot or mold.
You must address roof damage as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse. Here’s what you need to know about storm damage restoration.
What to Expect
Once your contractors arrive, they will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for damage. Sometimes, the company will discuss how it will restore your property with you and your insurance adjuster.
The kind of equipment your contractors will use depends on the type of damage present. They may use specialized pumps and vacuums if there’s flooding to remove water. Professionals will use generators for their dehumidifiers and air movers, which could help in preventing mold and mildew growth.
Tips for Preventing Further Damage
By immediately contacting a storm damage restoration or roofing company, you can save your home from significant structural damage. While waiting for your contractor, there are things you can do to prevent further damage.
Contain water from a roof leak by placing a bucket or trash bin under the affected area. Inside your home, check your ceiling for dark stains, spots where sunlight shines through and sagging. Outside, look for missing, rotting, broken or buckling shingles. Check if your gutters are draining properly and whether there is loose material around vents and chimneys.
Save yourself from costly repairs by being proactive when it comes to roofing damage and maintenance. Tony’s Roofcare Inc. is the area’s best roofer. We’re here to help with all your residential and commercial roofing needs. Call us at (253) 841-7779, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.