When your home experiences inclement weather, your roof may sustain damage. Your shingles form the outermost layer of your roof, making them particularly vulnerable to storm damage. Further complicating the problem is that contractors may not always be able to immediately respond.
Thankfully, there are ways you can deal with the damage yourself while you wait for help to arrive. Here are some of A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling’s tips on how you can handle storm damage roof repair.
Inspect Your Roof
Perform a visual inspection from the ground using a pair of binoculars soon after the storm has passed. If you look carefully, you may be able to pinpoint the problem areas to help direct a professional’s attention. Remember that you should have the experts conduct a thorough inspection when they arrive. This way, you can ensure that no damage is missed.
Work on the Insurance Policy
The roof insurance claim process can be tricky to navigate. Make sure that your insurance policy is outlined properly and that you understand what is covered. In addition, don’t be afraid to ask for help with filing the claims. At A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling, we are trained in helping clients navigate the insurance claims process.
Take Temporary Repairs Seriously
There is a possibility that emergency roof repair services may not be able to help you right away. In this case, you need to temporarily patch up your roof to prevent additional damage. Don’t forget to enlist proper replacement or repair service after.
If you do need to conduct an emergency repair, prepare some materials in advance. This includes additional tarp, nails, and duct tape. Cover any damaged areas that can be reached. If the roof is sagging or drooping in certain areas, do not attempt to fix it on your own. This is a sign of structural damage and requires professional assistance. In these instances, you’re better off waiting for the experts than trying to fix it yourself.
At A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling, we can help you deal with storm damage. We offer different roof repair and replacement services and quality warranties for your convenience. Call us today at (210) 399-1117 to learn more. Our service covers homes in and around San Antonio, TX.