Do You Need to Have your Roof Repaired?
When the roof on your home sustains any kind of damage, it is only natural to feel concerned. How widespread is the damage? Can you fix it yourself? And how much will repairs cost? Before you start pulling your hair out with worry, take a step back and begin by assessing the underlying problems. In order to help you make the most well-informed decisions possible, XteriorPRO offers the following guide to help you navigate the process of roof repair.
- Evaluate the damage. Did gusts of wind rip off one or more of your shingles? If you are familiar with the roofing process and only one or two shingles were damaged, you may be able to get away with replacing them on your own. Otherwise, call the pros at XteriorPRO. You may also want to think about replacing your roof if numerous shingles were removed, and/or the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
- Look for leaks. Have you suddenly noticed a leak? If this problem is due to a minor problem like a torn shingle or a small hole in flashing, you can make the repair a weekend DIY job. If there are multiple leaks, the area surrounding the leak has sustained heavy damage, you can’t trace the source or the roofing surface is difficult to work with (as with ceramic tile), it is always best to call in a professional.
- Consult with your homeowner’s insurance provider. If you have determined that you need to contact a professional for help with your roof repairs, get in touch with your insurance provider right away. Some homeowner’s insurance policies may cover roofing repairs, especially if your home is protected against damage from storms and inclement weather. This can help you to minimize out-of-pocket costs.
- Connect with a trusted roofing contractor. For professional assistance, call XteriorPRO, a reputable St. Louis and contractor that you can trust. We can help you minimize stress and facilitate the entire insurance claim process.