Surveying your home’s storm damage may certainly cause a bit of anxiety. But with a careful step-by-step approach, the process of having your home restored to its former glory can be much less stressful than you might think. So, if your roof has sustained storm damage, here’s what you should do:
Assess the Damage
When looking at your roof to identify damaged areas, use a pair of binoculars. Estimate the general square foot area and specific details of the area that has been damaged. Note the severity of the damage and look carefully to see if there are missing shingles, punctures, wet or moldy patches, or places where the roof seems to sag. Also, be sure to take pictures to document the damage.
Protect Your Home’s Interior
If the roof is severely damaged in an area directly above a living space, place a bucket under leaks to prevent further damage and remove any valuables in the area.
Contact a Reputable Roofing Company
In the event of roof storm damage, always hire a professional, fully licensed roofing contractor, and avoid the “independent contractors” you may see circling your neighborhood in their trucks. Traveling contractors who follow storms have no reputation to uphold and often provide subpar workmanship. Focus on hiring a roofing company that has a track record of guiding homeowners through the often-complicated insurance claims process.
Storm Damage Restoration from a Licensed Contractor
Before you contact your insurance company, reach out to Chesapeake Remodeling Group. Since 2000, we have been the roof restoration company of choice for residents of Baltimore, Maryland, and surrounding areas. If a storm has damaged your roof or you’d like a professional opinion on whether it’s time to replace it, we can help. We provide free roof inspections for residential and commercial properties, and we’ll give you honest feedback. If all that’s needed is a few roof repairs, that’s all we’ll recommend. However, if your roof damage is consistent with storm damage, we will recommend that you file a claim with your insurance company. As a full-service roofing company, we can help file a storm damage insurance claim, handling all the paperwork.
Once you receive the insurance claims summary, we can review it with you so that you understand everything that is included. If the summary doesn’t contain all that we documented originally, don’t worry—we will request adjustments. After that, our team of certified craftsmen can take care of any storm damage repairs your roof needs. We can replace shingles, fix flashing, and perform just about any other type of repair. We can also replace your roof, if necessary; we install many types of roofing systems from some of the industry’s top manufacturers, like GAF, CertainTeed, and TAMKO. What’s more, we stand behind our work with a five-year labor warranty, and all of our roofing systems are backed by comprehensive manufacturer warranties.
Schedule an Inspection
For more information about the storm damage restoration services that we offer, or to schedule a free roof inspection at your property in Maryland, contact Chesapeake Remodeling Group today.