Arkansas is a part of the country offering gorgeous year-round weather conditions. Spring and Autumn are mild, Summer offers hot and humid days, and Winter months temperatures can dip down into the teens, welcoming contrast from the other seasons. Occasionally bad storms do occur, resulting in damaging roof systems. According to the weather records, there are an average of 39 tornadoes strike Arkansas every year. What can you do if you find yourself with a Hail or Wind damaged roof?
Take Photos, Assess the Damage
After the storm has safely passed, make sure to take accurate photos of the damage. Take a video if you can. Include pictures of missing shingles, damaged gutters, and other visible signs of damage. If a tree has fallen on your home, make sure you have several pictures of that as well. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have more pictures, than not enough.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Next, you should review your homeowner’s policy. Look at the sections dealing with storm damage, water damage, and “acts of God”. Call your insurance company and discuss with them what has occurred. Let them know you have pictures and videos. An adjuster will come to assess the damage and determine what steps should be taken next. Your pictures and video may assist them in judging the amount of damage.
Find a Local Roofing Contractor to Inspect Your Roof
For many instances, your insurance company adjuster will recommend you reach out to a local, trusted roofing contractor to assess the damage as well. It is always best to make sure all areas of damage are documented. Roof X Solutions in Jonesboro is the ideal company to contact with any questions. We are happy to help homeowners with their insurance claims to increase the likelihood of a successful payout. We understand how stressful a damaged roof can be, and we are here to ease the tension. We will do our best to thoroughly inspect the troubled area and recommend the most viable option for your situation.
Check Your Paperwork For a Warranty
Not all roof warranties are the same, so it is wise to have that paperwork handy also. Some warranties cover the cost of materials or just manufacturer or installation defects, not weather-related issues.
Be Aware of Storm-Chasers
Unfortunately, after a large massive storm, the storm chasing roofing companies suddenly appear. They arrive, and travel door to door, promoting their false promises, hoping to make a couple of bucks before traveling on to the next town. Please be aware of these companies. They are town to town travelers, preying on the unfortunate. Sadly, some of these untrustworthy companies demand full payment before the work can begin. We may have heard from friends who lost out on a roof repair job because they were scammed by these companies. (How to pick the right Contractor)
Use a trusted, reliable company that has your best interest at heart. A company that honors you and holds the highest of standards when it comes to customer service. Roof X solutions Jonesboro can assist you with all of your roofing needs, from start to finish, and beyond.
A damaged roof can be a stressful and terrifying situation. Follow the steps provided and work with a reliable company like Roof X Solutions in Jonesboro. They can guide you along, helping to ease the stress from start to finish.