What to Do if a Storm Damages Your Roof in New Jersey

What to Do if a Storm Damages Your Roof in New Jersey

Severe winds, thunderstorms, and hail can cause great damage to a roofing system. High-force winds can blow individual shingles off the roof, exposing the surfaces below the elements. Hail can create holes in the roof as well. If these areas are not repaired, more expensive complications can occur in the future.  What should be done when storms damage your roof?  

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Take Pictures

When a storm has passed and it is safe to go outside, make sure to take several pictures of the damage to your home. It may be difficult to see all of the damage, but take as many pictures as you can. Please use caution if you decide to climb a ladder to note the damage. Taking videos may be wise also. 

Call a Trusted Roofing Professional

Contact a local roofing company to inspect your roof. Especially if you have concerns about climbing on your roof. They have the safety equipment to climb up and inspect damaged areas. An honest company will speak with you about the damages caused and advise you on the choices you can make. Here are some items to consider when speaking with a roofing company.

  • Make sure the company is fully insured, with General Liability and Workmen’s Comp, before the team climbs on your roof. 
  • Do not sign any paperwork the roofing company presents until after the inspection is done, and a plan can be put in place. 
  • Do not give the roofing company any money up front to do the inspection. It should be a free inspection. 
  • Know what the roofing company is doing during the inspection. Be present. 
  • Ask for the company’s license number if you are not familiar with them.

It can be a daunting task to search for a company that meets all of these criteria. Place your trust in Simple Roofing in New Jersey. We take pride in our work and follow honest simple principles daily by providing the best materials and workmanship possible. We treat our customers like family, with courtesy and respect. You will never have to guess what to do next or wonder about the quality of the roof when you speak with us. We value you and your home.  (If you are in need of gutter replacement or repair you can click here!)

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Contact Your Insurance Agent

The next step is to contact your insurance agent. It is advised not to contact the company, but your agent. The agent can readily look up your policy and provide you with specific advice and steps moving forward. If you have questions or concerns, your agent will take the time to help. Ask for copies of all paperwork for your files. While most insurance policies cover hail and damage, make sure you understand your specific policy and any “acts of God” clauses. 

Trust the professionals at Supreme Roofing to assist with replacing or repairing your roof after storm damage. We have more than two decades of experience in the roofing industry and we understand the specific needs of our friends and neighbors in New Jersey. We offer top-notch services with premium products you can always count on. We look forward to working with you!