A powerful tornado and severe storms recently hit the middle Tennessee area. Nashville is currently under a State of Emergency as the government continues to help people affected by the devastating storm. What should a homeowner do to restore their home after such a crisis? In today’s article, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, one of the top residential and commercial roofing contractors in our local area, explains the steps you need to take after a storm.
The first and most important thing you need to do is to stay safe. Don’t inspect the exterior of your home for damage unless you are completely sure that the storm has passed and that there are no hazards. If you see any downed power lines, flooding, or signs of a gas leak, then you should immediately call 911. Remember that you still need to be careful even if it seems that the coast is clear.
Look for Signs of Damage
Once it is safe, you will need to look for and document signs of wind and water damage to your home. Check your roof for holes and for any broken, missing or damaged shingles. You should also look for damaged or missing roof flashing. Check your ceilings for water spots and your walls for cracking or peeling paint. As one of the most experienced residential and commercial roofing contractors in our area, we recommend taking pictures of the damaged areas and making notes. Your siding and gutters should also be checked for damage.
Contact Your Insurance Company
You will need to contact your insurance company and find a roofing contractor to repair your roof if you detect any signs of storm damage. The documentation and pictures you took are important. You’ll use them when submitting your claim. Many insurance companies have a limit of filing claims within one year of the damage, so you should submit your claim as soon as you can. After making an appointment with your insurance adjuster, you’ll need to get in touch with a trusted roofing contractor to get a quote. We suggest asking your contractor to be present when the adjuster arrives to make sure you get a fair assessment.
If you need reliable residential and commercial roofing services, then you’ve come to the right place. Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation is a leading storm damage roof repair expert in our local area because of our high-quality products and excellent workmanship. We are one of the few GAF Master Elite® contractors in the country.
We can work with any insurance company on your behalf to get your residential insurance claim settled fairly. We serve many areas in middle TN including Nashville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and the surrounding areas. Call us at (615) 645-4500 if you are in the Nashville area or at (865) 248-2772 if you are in the Knoxville area to learn more about our services and products. We offer free estimates.