What to do after storms cause damage to your properties roof

What to do after storms cause damage to your properties roof

Has your roof damaged by a storm?

There is nothing worse than coming home from work to find a storm has damaged your roof, or you wake up and there is destruction all around you!  When your roof gets damaged it can be confusing to know where to start to put it right.  In this guide we will take you through what you need to do after storms cause damage to your properties roof, and the steps to get your damaged roof fixed with minimal risk, fuss and inconvenience.

If you are based in Manchester or Salford and need urgent repairs to your damaged roof then give Chris a call today.

Here are 5 Considerations for when your roof has been damaged:

  1. Safety for your property and family.
  2. Assessing the damage.
  3. Contacting your insurance if required.
  4. Get in touch with a roofing repair contractor.
  5. Prep for repair.

1. Safety for your property and family after roof damage

First and foremost, you want to make sure your home and family are not in any danger following roof damage.  If a significant proportion of your roof has been damaged you may need to vacate that section of your home, or find alternative accommodation, if it’s really severe.  Your local roofing contractor can advise as to the severity of the damage and how quickly the repairs could be made.

Health and safety have to be of paramount importance for your family so if you are in doubt, vacate the property.  For less intense damage then you may be able to do a temporary fix following an assessment of the damage to your roof.

2. Assess the damage to your roof

If and where it is safe to do so, try and assess the damage that has been done to your roof.  This will help you to assess whether you need to involve your home insurance provider or if a smaller fix is required.

If you can take pictures of the damage this is really helpful for both your insurance provider and your roofing contractor.  Do not place yourself in danger to take photographs, your roofing contractor can do this for you with specialist safety equipment if required.

It could be that a number of tiles have become loose, or a huge portion of your roof has been damaged, but do not worry, a specialist roofing contractor will be able to advise as to the best course of action to get your roof repaired following storm damage.

3. Contact your insurance

Depending on the severity of the damage to your roof you may need to contact your home insurance provider to make a claim.

It is a good idea if you live in an area prone to extreme weather conditions (like us here in the North!)  to ensure you keep your insurance documents safe and easily accessible.

Your home insurance provider will want to get details of the event that caused the damage  and details of the damage to the roof.  Every insurance provider is different, so be sure to check your policy carefully for claims and excess information.

4. Contact your local roofing contractor

It’s easy to Google “Emergency Roof Repairs near me” and click on the first answer when you’ve had damage to your roof, but we would urge you to do a bit of research to find the right roofing contractor for your roof repair.

Things to consider when choosing your roofing contractor:

  • Their response time. Are they able to respond in a reasonable time to assess the damage and plan the repair of your roof?
  • Do they have an insurance backed guarantee to give you added confidence in their work?
  • What are their reviews like? Are they recommended by other local residents?

When you contact your local roofing contractor they should organise a time to come and visit your property, fully assess the work and provide you with a quotation.  You may want to get a second opinion if the repair work is not too urgent, but if you research your roofing contractor then you most likely won’t need to. 

5. Prepare your property for the repair

It is important to get your property ready for the repair work after your roof has suffered storm damage.  We have a helpful guide on how to prepare your home for roof repairs and replacements which will tell you what you need to think about if you want to check it out.

Having your roof damaged by a storm can be frustrating and worrying, but in most cases a swift repair is possible and using this process you can minimise the disruption and worry.

At Evolution Roofing we are not just Manchester Roofers, we are dedicated craftsmen that guarantee a professional, efficient and reliable service.  For roofing repairs and maintenance across Worsley, Salford and covering all of Manchester, please get in touch with Chris at Evolution Roofing for your bespoke quotation.

About the Evolution Team...

Chris and the team at Evolution Roofing have over 30 years experience in the roofing trade and pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, efficient work and a zero default finish on all their projects. Proudly serving Manchester, Salford and beyond they are committed to using the best materials and techniques to give you ultimate satisfaction every time – with an insurance backed guarantee to give you additional confidence. 

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