Three Steps You Need To Take To Get Your Roof Fixed

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If something has happened to your roof that has caused some damage, like a storm or a tree falling on it, then you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Keep in mind the steps that you should take before you can get your roof fixed.

Inspect Your Roof

The first thing you need to do is to check out your roof. You need to know how bad the damage is so that you can figure out where you need to go next. First, walk around the house and see if you can see any damage from the ground. Look to see if your eaves and gutters are in good shape. You may also want to check if there are any shingles laying on the ground.

Then it's time for you to climb up on your roof. Make sure that you are going to be safe. That means you need to have someone holding the ladder for you and spotting you while you are on the roof. You also want to make sure that you have on shoes with plenty of tread, like sneakers or work boots, so that you don't slip while you are up on the roof. 

Call Your Homeowner's Insurance Agent

Once you have an idea as to what the damage is, it's time to call your homeowner's insurance agent. They will come to your house and take a look at your roof. They will be able to evaluate it and give you their opinion on if it needs to be replaced or repaired. They will also tell you what their process is to get the insurance to pay for the repair or replacement. That may include having to get multiple estimates from roofing companies or using a preferred roofing company. 

Contact A Roofing Company

Then it's time to start calling roofing companies. They will come and inspect your roof and give you an estimate as to how much it will cost to get it fixed. The estimate will include what kind of parts they are going to use to repair the roof as well as labor costs and how long they expect the work to last. Having multiple estimates will let you know that you are getting the best price. 

If you are dealing with a damaged roof, you will need to get it repaired as soon as possible. There are steps that you need to go to to get that done 

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30 August 2017

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