It’s a natural instinct for many homeowners to inspect their homes for any serious damage after a storm hits their area. Sometimes, they can’t help but try and go up their roof to see if their roofing system has sustained any significant damage. While it’s great to be proactive and spot any issues in your home, you should prioritize your own safety over anything else. Read on as the leading roofing company, Colorado Roof Toppers, shares the do’s and don’ts after a storm hits your area.
Don’t Climb Up Your Roof
We understand how anxious a homeowner can feel after a storm hits their area. One could go up their roof the first chance they get just to inspect and see its condition. However, it isn’t a great idea as you aren’t certain of the roof’s condition. Granted, you can be extra careful when doing so, but you’ll never know how stable your roof is until you walk over it. It’s better to avoid going up your roof as it may have sustained significant damage which could lead to a roof collapse that can endanger the rest of your family. Leave the roofing inspection to the professionals in your area.
Do Have Your Roof Inspected and Repaired Promptly
Continuing from the previous point, you should leave all the inspections and repairs to a local roofing contractor who understands the local climate and how roofing systems react to the weather. If you notice anything out of the ordinary happening to your home, contact your local roofing company immediately so that they can carry out repairs as necessary. Holding off roof repairs and inspections can compromise your roofing system if it has any underlying damage.
Contact Your Insurance Company
On the topic of holding off roof repairs, be sure to carry them out immediately, or do any band-aid fixes to keep your coverage in check. Leaving roofing damage alone can hurt your chances of getting insured by your provider. Once you’ve done so, contact your insurance company and accomplish all the necessary procedures and documentation so that all your expenditures can be covered.
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