Most homeowners don’t think much about the condition of their home after a storm, especially if it did not come with strong winds and rain. The problem is, even a little wind can damage your roof enough for it to require repairs, so your system may have structural damage that you aren’t aware of. 3JM Exteriors, one of the top roofers in the area, suggests handy tips to help ensure your roof is in excellent condition:
Perform a Visual Inspection
Once the storm has died down, the first thing you should do is to inspect your roof for damage. Document what you see by taking photos or videos of your roof. This can accurately show the extent of the damage and compile a list of the damaged items. You can also take photos of your roof before the storm hits, to serve as a reference later.
File an Insurance Claim
Carefully read your homeowner insurance policy to determine the coverage of your insurance. This is important, as sometimes, the cost of the whole roof isn’t covered by the company. So, if you need a roof replacement, you might have to shoulder part of the cost. Before calling your insurance company, we recommend turning to an expert like us for a more thorough roof inspection. This is to ensure that all the damage to your roof is properly documented. When you email your insurance company, be sure to attach the photos you took.
Hire a Professional
The insurance claim process can take a while, so if your home needs immediate repairs, we recommend working with a reputable contractor. Make sure you avoid storm chasers, or contractors that offer quick, subpar solutions for a price, then disappear months later. You can check with your local homebuilders’ association for contractor recommendations. A professional roofer will provide the necessary repairs to your home and stand by their work for years to come.
For the proper storm damage solutions, turn to 3JM Exteriors. Our vast experience in the roofing industry ensures we can offer you quality services and readily address any concerns in case they come up. To learn more about our services, call us today at (630) 882-2422. We’ll even offer you a free quote. We serve Downers Grove, Naperville and the surrounding IL areas.