Your Roof Has Been Damaged By a Storm, Now What?

Hurricane season can be a scary time of the year. Whether you’ve been through hurricanes before, or if this is your first time living in Florida during hurricane season, it can be scary either way. If your roof gets damaged by a hurricane it can make it even more frightening. What do you do when your roof has been damaged by a storm? There are steps that should be taken, but first it’s important that everyone is safe. The roof can be fixed, or replaced.

Roof Has Been Damaged

It’s important to take action quickly, or as soon as it’s safe to do so. Contact your insurance company immediately.  After a storm, it could take a few days or several weeks for your insurance company to send an adjuster.  Depending on the amount of damage done to your home, you might want to contact a general building inspector to determining that the dwelling is safe to live in. You want to ensure that the electrical system, the buildings integrity, and the roof is safe. Storms can do more damage than meets the eye.

It’s also important to document the damage for insurance purposes. This is why it’s essential to have a professional such as a building inspector or public adjuster right there with you to help you through this process. They can help to guide you as to what needs to be documented.

If your roof has been damaged, contact a professional roofing contractor like Kirkey Roofing to inspect your roof. Kirkey Roofing has been serving Venice, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and all surrounding areas for 70 years. We know hurricanes, and we know how to help in these situations. We will inspect your roof and provide you with an estimate so you are prepared with all the information you need to provide to your insurance agent.

Depending on the extent of the damage, you could have numerous contractors working on your house. If your roof has been damaged, you’ll have a roofing company for roof repairs, you could have a siding company, or a pool company, you might need new fencing, plumbing, or an electrician. Be sure to do your homework when hiring any contractor for any job. From repairs to replacement, to regular maintenance, you can count on Kirkey Roofing’s highly trained and skilled team members to provide you the best quality, service, and value. Contact us today!

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