Tips for Dealing with Severe Roof Damage
- Monday, 15 July 2019 09:51
Roofs can take a lot of beating from the elements, but no roof can take those beatings infinitely. If the most recent storm has devastated your roof, too, here are some tips about how to handle this stressful and difficult situation:
- Assess and document the damage – the first thing you will need to do, before starting the roof repairs, is to document and record that damage. Take photos and videos of the damage and save the documents for your insurance claims file – your claims file will need to include evidence of the damage;
- Handle temporary fixes – make sure to mitigate the damage with suitable action. If your roof has been partially or completely swept off by the storm, cover in foils what is left of the roofing structure to prevent further damage to your property in case it starts raining again or another storm hits;
- Contact your insurance agent or call your insurance company’s helpline for assistance, or contact a Fort Smith roofing contractor who works with insurance companies related to your claims file – the requirements regarding the contents and the form of insurance claims as well as the claims negotiation process are similar for all insurance policies, but you need to find out about specific requirements imposed by your insurer to make sure your claim is not rejected for formal errors.