While some roofing problems are preventable, damage due to a storm is often completely unpredictable and unavoidable. It’s for this reason that homeowners need to make the necessary preparations to be better equipped to stay on top of things during emergency roof repair services.
Know What Qualifies as an Emergency
First and foremost, remain calm. As a homeowner, you’ll need to be able to determine whether emergency services are in fact needed. If your roof is compromised to the point that there’s an immediate threat of water and weather infiltration, then you have a true emergency on your hands.
Know What to Expect
What exactly happens when you call for emergency repairs in the middle of a storm? Most companies will wait for the storm to subside as safety is the paramount concern. Experienced roofers will help as soon as possible and aid with the subsequent roof insurance claim process.
Keep Your Cool
Under no circumstances should you panic. The fact is that the damage is already there and losing your cool will do nothing to remedy the situation. Be sure not to fall prey to storm chasers who offer quick fixes. As with normal repairs and maintenance services, make sure to run a background check on any contractor you’re considering hiring and work only with the most reputable roofers.
During emergency situations, it’s in the homeowner’s best interest to resist the urge to do DIY repairs. Roof work is complicated as it is. Add the fact that there is a raging storm outside and the situation only gets more intense. You can, however, move your valuables and document your losses both in writing and in photos to further aid in your insurance claim.
For all your storm damage roof repair needs, trust A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling. As a family-owned business, we make sure to provide our loyal patrons with affordable prices, friendly service and masterful craftsmanship. We serve San Antonio, TX. Call us now at (210) 399-1117 to get a free inspection.