Southwest Floridians are well-familiar with rain, wind, and storms.  Between gale force winds, hurricanes, and other related weather patterns, roofs in the sunshine state can take a beating.

Suffice to say, it’s natural for homeowners to wonder how soon after a storm they should call a roofing contractor.

Below are just a few of the things you’ll want to keep in mind.

It’s always best to call sooner than later

Do you think your roof has been damaged? Call a roofer right away. Do you know your roof has been damaged?  Grab your cell phone and all the contractors now. Do you think your roof is OK despite enduring 80+ MPH wind and flying debris?  Call a roofer anyway to schedule an inspection.

Remember—post-storm roof inspections are generally free, and reputable roofing companies are happy to provide them. If they determine your roof has been damaged, not only will they provide you with a detailed report of their findings, they’ll provide you with a written cost estimate for the repairs. In some cases, storm damage may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, and if that’s the case, the company may be able to work with your insurance carrier directly.

If you know your home has been damaged in a recent storm, calling a qualified roofer, ASAP, is crucial. Why? First, the longer you wait, the worse the damage will get. Not only can this lead to a sharp uptick in your roof repair costs, holding off can also lead to you incurring additional damage inside of your home.

How do I know if a roofer is reputable

If the roofer you’re talking to is licensed and insured, they have a website, a solid online presence, and volumes of positive online reviews, you’re likely in good hands.

Never, ever hire a roofer that’s going door-to-door handing out business cards. Would you hire a dentist that’s going door to door in your neighborhood? We’re guessing the answer is no. Instead, you’d want to hire someone who is reputable, experienced, and who has a long list of happy clients.  Contractors that go door-to-door after a storm generally aren’t licensed, insured, and in many cases, they’re more interested in getting their hands on your money than they are in helping you repair your roof.

In closing

If your roof has been damaged in a recent storm, we can help. Call our office now to speak with an expert.