At Life Roofing in Dallas, we understand that your roof is the first line of protection for your home during a serious storm. When wind, hail, and rain come, it’s important to have a roof that can withstand the elements and can keep you and your family safe. However, since the roof is taking the brunt of the weather, it can often sustain damage during a storm, including lost shingles, broken joists, and more. If a tree falls on your roof as a result of a storm, then you could be looking at some serious repairs.
As roofing companies go, pretty much all of them are willing to offer you services following a damaging thunderstorm. You’ll likely get calls from several companies after a storm, looking for you to hire them to repair your roof. We know this can be frustrating, and that’s why we want to offer you tips on what you can do for your roof following a storm. That way, the decision and the process are in your hands, the hands of the homeowner, instead of some roofing contractor with whom you’ve never worked.
1. Assess the Damage
Once the rain has stopped and the wind has died down, you might go outside to see what type of damage your roof may have sustained. Obvious signs such as shingles in the yard or branches lying on the ground can be good indicators that there could be damage on the top of your home.
If you’re able, you can put up an extension ladder in order to get a closer look at your roof. If you’re unsure about the stability of your ladder, or there’s a possibility that another branch could fall while you’re up there, then don’t risk it. You can always call a tree removal service or a local roofer to take a closer look. The arborists in your area are likely going to be out and about following a big storm, anyway.
2. Research Local Roofing Companies
As we stated above, you’re likely going to be getting calls from several roofers after the storm has passed. While many companies are reputable and will do a good job, it’s smart to do your research before scheduling any services. You still have to clean up the yard after the storm, and the last thing you need is for roofers to be on your property for several days, assessing the damage and making repairs.
By doing your own research, you can decide which company is the best fit for you. If you call us, we’ll gladly come at a time that works for you and provide you with a fair estimate on what it will cost to repair or replace your roof. We promise to be honest and professional the entire time, only offering what we feel is right for your roof.
3. Schedule Roof Repairs
If your roof is severely damaged, then it’s imperative to have it repaired as soon as possible. The integrity of your home could be at stake, so you may need to call a local roofing company the day after a serious storm. If the damage appears to be minor and you haven’t noticed any leaks in your attic or upper floors, then you should have some time before you need to schedule roof repairs. However, it’s better to schedule them sooner rather than later so that you can have the peace of mind that your roof is in pristine condition and ready for the next storm.
At Life Roofing, we believe in doing the right thing the first time, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you have about roof repair, replacement, and more. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how they can benefit your home.