In the event that your roof gets severely damaged by weather, impact, or some other major cause, don’t panic. As your trusted residential roofing contractor, Jarhead Construction recommends keeping the following do’s and don’ts in mind if you find yourself dealing with a severely damaged roof.
DO: Assess the Condition of Your Roof
We recommend conducting a visual inspection to determine the extent of the roofing damage. A quick visual sweep of your roof, using a good pair of binoculars, should give you an idea of how much the repair work will be. It’s important to have roofing damage addressed by a professional as soon as possible, especially if it’s the kind that would allow rainwater into your home.
DON’T: Put Off Calling Your Insurance Provider
Some homeowners make the mistake of putting off calling their insurance provider until later. Ideally, you should call your insurance provider first. It may take some time for them to assign an adjuster. The insurance adjuster should see the extent of the damage before any cleanup is done.
DO: Call for Emergency Roof Repairs
Make it a point to call for emergency roof services right after you call your insurance provider. Insurance adjusters will require a professional assessment of the damaged roofing, as well as a cost estimate for roof repairs or replacement. Our emergency roof repairs include installing temporary roof covering, which, barring high winds, should be sufficient until repairs can begin.
DON’T: Try to Fix the Roof Yourself
Roof repairs are dangerous if you don’t have the proper training or equipment. Many homeowners prefer to do their roofing repairs themselves, but consider that your insurance provider might not have coverage for DIY repair work. If you commit an installation error, you will have to spend more time and effort correcting it, or ultimately hiring a roofing professional to do so. Most importantly, you may be risking injury from climbing up on the roof.
To learn more about our roofing services, or if you need a new roof estimate, call Jarhead Construction today at (309) 588-4471. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve Champaign, IL, and the surrounding areas.