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How To Respond to Roof Damage

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a person repairing a damaged roof Severe storms can lead to roof damage.

If your Washington, NC, home has suffered roof damage because of a severe storm, you may wonder what the next step is. Once you take steps to repair damage, how can you prevent further damage from happening? Before you prop a ladder against your home, it's best to contact roof repair and mitigation professionals to ensure you're on the right track.

Do you need mitigation services?

Mitigation steps are some of the most important you can take. This is because the goal of mitigation is to prevent existing damage from becoming worse as well as avoiding future damage if possible. How do you know if you need mitigation services?

  • Shingles are missing
  • Roofing materials are cracked
  • There are holes in the roof

When you first notice damage, you can use tarps and boards to provide a temporary solution. However, climbing onto a wet or damaged roof can be dangerous. Be sure to think logically before putting your health at risk.

What can you expect during roof repair services?

When roof repair professionals arrive to address roof damage, they'll probably take a few steps right away:

  • Conduct a thorough inspection of water and wind damage.
  • Put up temporary tarps and boards to keep more water and debris out of your home.
  • Conduct an inspection of damage from within your home.
  • Prepare a plan for completing cleanup, restoration, and mitigation.

Although professionals may be ready to complete the bulk of the work, there may be tasks you can do as well. Technicians may provide suggestions for the work you can do as well as steps you can take to avoid damage in the future. Your insurance provider may be another good source of clean up and prevention advice.

A quick response is the best way to prevent further damage and to keep costs as low as possible. When your home has suffered from roof damage, act immediately to get mitigation and repairs moving.

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