Has a tree came down on top of your home, you may feel as if your trap in an insurance commercial. When a tree falls and damages the roof during a severe storm you may be wondering what you should do or where to start. When a tree damages the roof there is a lot of step in repairing your home. Disaster Services will walk you through the steps and help guild you in repairing your home after a tree falls and damages the roof.
Evacuate Home if Tree Falls on House
Depending on how severe the damage is you may need to evacuate the home. Especially, if the tree comes down during a storm and the storm is still raging you may need to leave the home in a hurry. Make sure to access the situation and put safety first if the roof withstood major damages leave the home until a professional can come a determine the condition of the home and the damages.
Find a Reliable Roofer to Inspect Damage
After you have assured your family’s safety, you will want to seek out a roofing contractor to come and assess the the damage and begin helping determine the cost of the roof repair or in most cases replacement. If the damage is severe often the entire roof will need to be replaced to ensure the roof’s integrity. You can also contact your home insurance company and file the report of the damages. Sometimes they will allow the homeowner to uses there contractor of choice however, sometimes the insurance company will send out their owner assessor. While you’re seek help recovering your roof, you will also need help disposing the tree. Contact a tree removal service to help remove the tree so the contractor has better access to the roof.
Tarp Damaged Roof to Protect Home
If the inside of the home is exposed due to the damage of the roof you will want to protect the side. If it rain or even if the sun beat down and hit the inside of the home it can lead to major damage inside. To help protect the inside of your home get some traps or large plastic sheet and tape the over the hole in the ceiling if possible. Additionally cover the floors, furniture and other item inside to help protect the item during constructions. It can take the insurance and contractor time to completely the roof replacement or repairs so you will want to make sure the exposed areas of the home is protected.
Repair or Replace Roof & Restore Interior Water Damage
During the process of repairing or replacing a roof after a tree has fallen down on top of it often the contractor will provide a temporary repair. They will often clear away some of the damages and either cover the damaged areas with a trap or plywood. After they assess the damage they can begin repairing the roof. The roofing contractor can help determine the extent of the repairs needed. If the damage was severe and the roof structure to been damaged the entire roof will need to be replace including the roof framing. In addition, a restoration company can clean up the water damage, dry the property to prevent mold and restore it to like new or better condition
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When a tree falls down on top of your roof it is important to begin the step in restoring your home. If you need a restoration company to help repair or replace your roof after a storm and complete the damage restoration, contact Disaster Services today.