Atlanta has faced its share of natural disasters in the past two decades, including tornadoes, heatwaves, wildfires, hailstorms, severe wind events, droughts, floods, and blizzards, often leaving residents on high alert. If you’re a responsible homeowner and your roof has suffered damage from a storm, it’s essential to take the following steps to address the situation.
The safety of you and your family should be your top priority in the aftermath of a storm. This holds true for any type of natural disaster, no matter its scale. Always conduct a thorough assessment of your surroundings before leaving your home.
Regardless of the scale of the weather disaster, always remember to:
- Steer clear of downed power lines.
- Refrain from using electrical devices in areas with excessive flooding.
- Exercise caution around damaged buildings and fallen trees.
- Assess the surroundings carefully before venturing outside your home.
If possible, reach out to the Atlanta Emergency Management Agency for additional safety tips and emergency information to ensure you’re well-prepared.
Evaluate Roof Damage
Despite the resilience of most roofing systems, they can’t always withstand the fury of major storms. Capture as many photos and videos of your damaged roof as conditions allow. It’s better to have an abundance of documentation than not enough.
Implement Temporary Repairs
If you have water leaking into your home due to roof damage and it’s not flooded, place containers such as five-gallon buckets, pails, or pots beneath the leaks to prevent further damage from dripping water. If there’s minimal shingle damage, you can temporarily cover the affected area with a tarp until proper repairs can be made.
Contact Your Local Roofing Contractor
When it comes to repairing storm-damaged roofs, always rely on a reputable local roofing company. Avoid putting your trust and money into fly-by-night, storm-chasing roofing companies. These unscrupulous entities often take advantage of distressed homeowners and don’t provide the same level of service as local contractors. In case any issues arise after installation, the storm chasers are already long gone and unreachable. A local company can promptly assess the situation and address any complications.
For assistance with assessing roof damage, reach out to SSR Roofing in Atlanta. With extensive experience in handling roofs in various weather conditions, you can trust that we’ve got your back. We are punctual, reliable, and fully prepared to assist you in restoring a robust roof for your home.
Get in Touch With Your Insurance Agent
Don’t hesitate to call your insurance agent. You likely have a strong working relationship with your agent, who can guide you through the nuances of your policy. Ask questions about the sections of your policy that pertain to wind, storm, and hail damage, as coverage can vary from one insurer to another. It’s crucial to understand the specifics of your policy.
Contact SSR Roofing today to discuss the damage your roof sustained in the most recent storm or natural disaster. We will conduct a comprehensive inspection and provide clear explanations of our findings.
Your peace of mind is our priority, so give us a call today to start the process of recovery.