Have you recently experienced a storm at your home? Well, if you think you might have some damage to your home, here is what you need to do.
The absolute biggest priority after a storm is the safety of you and your family. Your first task is to assess the damage in regard to your safety. Are there power lines down, has your power been interrupted, are there any fallen trees near your home? These are all important things to keep an eye out for. If you do suspect dangerous conditions for you or your family, contact emergency services or the utility company right away to deal with those issues first.
Document the Damage
Once your family is safe, it is time to take account of the storm damage. Some damage is easier to spot than others. If a tree falls on your roof, it will be pretty obvious roof damage. If you have experienced a hail storm, the damage may not be so obvious. If there are visible signs of damage, make sure you document it. Take pictures on your phone, video any active leaks…anything that will help you when you go to file a claim with your insurance company.
Speaking of your insurance company, it is time to call your agent. Your insurance agent is there to help you with things just like this, so call them. This is the first step in the process of getting your damage repaired. Most insurance companies will not move forward in the claims process until you have a contractor take a look at the damage, but it is good to make your agent aware of any suspected damage.
Call the Pros
Now it is time to call in the pros. Contacting a local and professional roofing contractor is the next step in the process. A good contractor should take a detailed look at your roof, siding, gutters, decking, soffit and fascia…pretty much the entire exterior of your home. If you have active leaks in the ceiling of your home, make your contractor aware. The contractor will advise the insurance adjuster of the damage your home has sustained and provide further evidence for the repair costs of your storm damage. The contractor will help you navigate the process of getting an adjuster to take a look at the damage and getting your repairs completed.
The Pros…at SIMMCO
Contacting a contractor is the most important step in the process. You want a contractor that you can trust and who will stand behind their work. SIMMCO is a locally owned and operated company that you can trust…so if the storm has rattled your roof – Call the pros at SIMMCO!