Image you are waking up in the morning after a large storm and make your way outside to make sure everything is alright with your home. You step outside to see half of your roof’s shingles have blown off in a gust of wind the night before. Ask yourself, what do you do? Who do you call? What should you do next? Having a plan for when catastrophe strikes is an important part of being a homeowner. Let us walk you through a few key items of a roofing plan for emergency situations.
Having a favored roofer on call is not as common as having a favorite doctor you call when you are under the weather, but should you? When you are thinking of your roofing plan, having a roofer that you can call when catastrophe strikes is important. This roofer is someone you can trust while you are in a heightened state of emotion and someone who will effectively and efficiently get the job done. Also ensuring that this roofer is licensed and insured will help you while making your insurance claim for your damaged roof.
Another key item to think about when considering a roofing plan is your budget. If something major were to happen to your roof or home, do you have an emergency fund to cover the cost of damage? Homeowners often do not consider this as they carry homeowners insurance, but often times select items are not covered or a deductible must be met before the insurance will pay.
So you are outside and have discovered half of your roof has blown off, what do you do next? To ensure further damage is not done to your home or roof, it is recommended that a temporary cover be placed on the roof. If you are capable, a tarp provides a good solution to make sure additional water does not get under the shingles or tiles and more damage is not done. You can also call a roofing company to cover your roof for you if you cannot safely do so yourself. The most important thing is to cover the damage as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.
When it comes to a catastrophe, most homeowners are not prepared. By thinking about these key items now, you will help your future self should something happen. If you are seeking a trusted roofing company, contact Craven Construction today. We will provide you with a free estimate for any of your roofing needs.
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Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 16 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.