Storm Damage Recovery
Many times, after a big storm, we can be at a loss as to what to do, especially if there’s evidence of severe damage. If you’re not a licensed roofer yourself, you may be wondering who to call first. At McDonough Roofing, we prioritize getting customers the help they need after a big storm so that there’s no delay in getting claims filed and repairs done.
When working with us, we will stay with you every step of the way to get your roof inspected, your claim approved, and your roof repaired.
No one wants to deal with the insurance company by themselves. That’s why it’s essential to know the type of damage you’re dealing with, what it can mean for your roof and how to tell if your roof is damaged.
To help with this, we’ll detail some common types of storm damage and how to tell if your roof has been affected.
Hail can do massive damage to a roof. Large hail can completely crush and break shingles, and even smaller size hail can punch holes in shingles, displace roofing pellets, and cause significant damage to the structure of your roof.
It’s essential to have your roof inspected for signs of hail damage as it can lead to needing an entire roof replacement if the damage is severe enough.
Wind damage can be much worse than people realize. Besides gradually beating away at the surface of your roof, heavy winds can cause many other problems.
For instance, winds may cause shingles to lift and curl, ruining the shingle and requiring replacement. In other cases, the wind may expose the nails and under-roof to water, causing rust and further damage. In some cases, heavy wind can rip roofing materials right off your roof, leaving it completely exposed and vulnerable to the elements. It’s never a good idea to discount the damage that wind can do.
We can help make sure your inspection goes properly and correctly identifies wind damage when it is present. A proper inspection helps to justify your claim to the insurance company, and we will be there to make sure that all the damage is accounted for so that your claim covers the full extent of the damage. Remember, insurance companies have people in their corners, so why shouldn’t you.
Trees that fall over during a storm cause more than a little damage to your roof. Limbs alone can punch holes in your roof and cause leaks, cracked shingles, and more. If an entire tree falls on your roof, you’re looking at possibly replacing an entire section or more of your roof plus the supports and other structures.
Having professional roofers on-site that you can trust will ensure that every inch of your roof is inspected and that all the damage is cataloged. This is not only for the sake of the insurance company but for getting your roof completely repaired the right way.
The Steps in the Process
Once we’ve helped assess the damage, the next step in the process is to assist you with filing your claim. We’ll help you itemize the damage, determine the value, report it to the insurance company, and work with you until your claim is properly filed.
Once the claim has been officially approved, that’s when you sit back and let our trained expert roofers take over. We’ll begin work on repairing or replacing your roof right away. After the repairs are complete, we make sure that the damages and expenses are reported to the insurance company and that everyone is paid appropriately.
We know how stressful dealing with storm damage is. That’s why it’s our promise to help you get the damage repaired as quickly and painlessly as possible. The next time a storm rolls through, trust McDonough Roofing to get you through it.