FAST, RESPONSIVE EMERGENCY STORM DAMAGE SERVICE
Florida weather can be unpredictable. With the ever-present threat of high winds, heavy rains, damaging hail storms, and violent hurricanes, homeowners need a 24/7 emergency plan should the worst-case scenario happen. West Orange Roofing has the knowledge and experience to expertly walk you through the storm damage restoration process. We proactively address any issues relating to your roofing system professionally and efficiently.
STEPS TO FOLLOW AFTER STORM DAMAGE TO YOUR ROOF
How you respond when a storm impacts your property determines what occurs next. Regarding your roof, closely adhere to this process to protect your best interests:
ROOFING COMPANY IMMEDIATELY
Structural issues may result when water leaks into a home because of a failing roof. Prolonged exposure to water saturation weakens the structural integrity of the components that strengthen your home. Repeated water intrusion to rafters, joists, and drywall will cause rot, mold, and mildew. Unfortunately, repairing or replacing structural areas is upsetting and cost-prohibitive for most homeowners.
APPROVE ANY RECOMMENDED
If your roof suffers storm damage, proactively take any necessary mitigation measures to prevent further issues to your home. Your roofing contractor will recommend temporary steps to secure your home until the permanent restoration of your roofing system occurs. At West Orange Roofing, we carefully document any mitigation efforts to provide to your insurance company upon request.
Immediately after meeting with your roofing contractor, call your insurance agent to explain what happened. Assuming you have incurred damage to warrant filing an insurance claim, continue to maintain records (photos, videos, inspection reports, other evidence supplied by the roofing contractor, etc.) of any issues to your property. Keeping an organized accounting protects your interests.
Your insurance provider will process your claim and dispatch an adjuster to your home. Be sure to have your roofing contractor present to meet with the adjuster. Once you receive the required approvals, involve your roofing company to perform any work as soon as possible. West Orange prioritizes restoration projects and ensures all work meets your insurance company’s requirements.
Of The Damage
Once the storm subsides and you can soundly exit your home, conduct a visual inspection of your property. Take pictures and videos to capture your observations. In particular, focus on fallen debris, missing shingles, and damage to your soffit, fascia, and gutters. Do not crawl up onto your roof. Your safety and well-being take precedence. Involve a roofing contractor to access your roof.
WORK WITH A LOCAL ROOFING COMPANY
Avoid fly-by-night storm chasers. Choosing a reputable, local roofing contractor following a storm determines whether your restoration work will be handled professionally and responsibly. Unexpected delays beyond your control in the insurance claim process often require patience. An out-of-state storm chaser has no interest in waiting out the process; West Orange Roofing partners with you from start to finish.
Non-local roofing companies fail to understand the unique intricacies of roofing systems in Florida. They also lack expert knowledge regarding state and local building codes. At West Orange Roofing, we work exclusively with Florida homeowners to address all types of roofing issues. We specifically know what steps to take to repair, replace, or restore your roof efficiently to satisfy all insurance and governance requirements.
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