Emergency Roof Leaks: 8 Steps to Take Right Now
Hail storms can be a scary experience, especially when they cause damage to your roof. If you find that your roof has been damaged after a hail storm, it's important to take action as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your home. Abbotts is standing by with 24/7 emergency help, call us 303-975-4000.
Here are some steps to take if your roof is damaged after a hail storm:
Assess the damage
The first step is to assess the damage to your roof. Check for missing or broken shingles, dented metal roofing, or any other visible signs of damage. It's important to document the damage by taking pictures or videos to provide to your insurance company.
Protect your property
If you have any outdoor furniture, plants, or other items that could be damaged by water, move them inside or cover them with tarps. This will protect them from any potential water damage caused by the damaged roof.
Call your insurance company
Contact your insurance company to report the damage and initiate the claims process. Be sure to provide them with all the documentation you have of the damage. Your insurance company will send out an adjuster to inspect the damage and assess the cost of repairs.
Hire a professional roofing contractor
It's important to hire a professional roofing contractor to repair the damage to your roof. Look for a contractor with experience in hail damage repair and check their credentials and references before hiring them. A professional roofing contractor can assess the damage and provide an estimate for the repairs.
Cover any holes or leaks
If there are any holes or leaks in your roof, cover them with a tarp or plastic sheeting to prevent further water damage to your home. Be sure to secure the covering with strong ropes or bungee cords to prevent it from blowing away in the wind.
Don't attempt repairs on your own
Attempting to repair a damaged roof on your own can be dangerous and cause further damage to your home. Leave the repairs to the professionals and wait for them to arrive. Don't walk on a damaged roof or attempt to climb a ladder without proper safety equipment.
Schedule repairs as soon as possible
Schedule the repairs as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your home. Hail damage can compromise the integrity of your roof and lead to leaks and water damage if left unrepaired. The longer you wait, the more costly the repairs may become.
Call Abbotts for Professional Help
When your roof is damaged after a hail storm, it's important to take action as soon as possible. Assess the damage, protect your property, call your insurance company, hire a professional roofing contractor, cover any holes or leaks, don't attempt repairs on your own, and schedule repairs as soon as possible. A water restoration company can help you repair any water damage caused by a damaged roof and prevent further damage to your home. Don't hesitate to call for help if you need it.
Helping People & Property Recover… It’s our Mission!