Was your central Texas home affected by the last storm? Got roof damage? Know who to call first!
Summer is almost here, and that means the rainy season is coming. In the Austin area, you might not have much warning before a storm kicks up – and any storm can cause a leak.
That’s why you should always take a good look at your ceilings and check your attic after heavy rain. It’s also a good idea to do a quick roof inspection from ground level. If you're able to get up onto your roof, look for lost or damaged shingles, damaged flashing, and problems with the gutter.
If you spot damage, you may think you need to call your insurance company. However, calling an insurance adjuster should only happen if there is significant damage to your roof and you are certain that you need to have your roof replaced. If this is the case, insurance policies lay out specific steps they must take after roof damage. In practical terms, this typically means putting up an appropriate tarp. A heavy, waterproof tarp – like the ones carried by your local Austin roofer – protects the area against any further wind and rain. You should also do what you can to safeguard any affected floors. It only takes a little standing water to lead to eventual mold or mildew.
Call a Roofer When You Find that Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired
Getting an expert roofer on the scene can help you in three important ways:
- Document the roof’s condition without making it worse
- Provide an estimate for the expected cost of repairing the roof
- Take action to help you prevent any further damage
Longhorn Roofing Is Here to Help You With Roof Damage
If you notice roof damage after a storm, make Longhorn Roofing your first call.
Longhorn Roofing is with you every step of the way. Call us today.