Thunderstorms happen year-round in the Phoenix area but are most common between mid-June and September. These thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, flash flooding, dangerous winds, hail, dust storms, and lightning. This type of weather can wreak havoc on your roofing system. What do you do if storms damage your roof? Here are some wise steps to take after the storm has passed.
First and foremost, it is wise to make sure your family is safe. This is a top priority! The Arizona Emergency Information Network advises staying away from all downed power lines. This is vitally important as you leave your home to look at the damage on your property. Please use caution and avoid any broken power lines.
Assess the Damage to Your Roof
Regardless of how sturdy your roofing system is, it just may not be able to compete with the major storms Arizona experiences. Take as many pictures as you safely can. It is also wise to take a video of any damaged areas. It is wise to have more pictures than not enough.
Make Temporary Fixes
Is there a hole in your roof that is now leaking into your kitchen? Place buckets, pails, or pots in the areas of dripping water to prevent further damage to your home. A tarp can be placed over the damaged roof. Please use caution when climbing on the roof after storm damage.
Contact Your Local Roofing Contractor
Always trust a local company to assist you with repairs after a storm. Avoid placing your trust, and money, in fly-by-night, storm-chasing roofing companies. Unfortunately, they tend to prey on the devastated, and don’t deliver product material and service as a local contractor will. If anything goes wrong with the roof after the installation or repair, the storm chasers have already left town and can’t be reached. A local company can quickly come and assess the situation and resolve any complications.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Your insurance company will send out an adjuster to look over your roof, take pictures and do an inspection. Review your insurance policy to understand the sections dealing with storm damage, water damage, and “acts of God.” The many pictures you have taken could assist them with judging the amount of damage.
Check Your Paperwork for Warranty Information
Not all roofing materials and manufacturers are the same when it comes to warranties. Read over your materials carefully so you understand more about your roof.
AZ Shingle Pros in Phoenix is available to assist with any damage caused by a recent storm. We begin every job with a thorough inspection to pinpoint the exact point of damage. We will then discuss with you the steps we need to take to bring the roof back into shape.
Make sure to keep our number close by in case of an emergency roof repair! If we cannot implement a solution right away after accessing your roof, we will offer a temporary solution to minimize further damage. Our phone number is (602)888-3744.
Wind, hail, and monsoon damage to your roof can create panic and stress. Trust the roofing professionals at AZ Shingle Pros to help minimize the concern. Our number one goal is to provide dependable roofing services to our customers to feel 100% safe under your roof. Give us a call today to assess the storm damage and help you move forward to a safe, solid roof once again.
We provide top-notch quality service that gives you peace of mind!