Dealing With A Severely Damaged Roof

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Do you keep a supply of buckets handy in your house to catch water that drips from the ceiling when it rains? Does spending money on getting the roof repaired seem like a costly expense that you want to avoid? Your roof is actually already in a condition that puts the safety of your household at risk, as leaking rainwater mean that the deck is in bad shape. As long as you have home insurance, it is not likely that you will have to spend a lot of money on a roof repair. This article provides information about getting your roof repaired from start to finish.

Find a Roofer to Provide a Price Quote

Whether you are covered by home insurance or not, you will need to find out how much a roofer will charge to repair your roof. After hiring a roofer, he or she will perform an inspection, provide a list of the repairs that are needed, and give you a price quote. The quote will be handy if you have insurance coverage, as your provider will likely ask for it. However, sometimes insurance companies send their own adjusters to assess roof damage and determine what the repairs will cost. Obtaining more than one price quote and inspection is in your best interest so you can ensure that your insurance provider gives you a fair amount of money.

Schedule a Date for Work to Begin

If you want to prevent your damaged roof from creating larger problems, schedule a date for it to be repaired as soon as possible. Did you know that a roof with a damaged deck has a high risk of caving in? There are not only holes in the deck that allows rainwater to come through, but the wood is likely molded, deteriorating, and soft as well. A roofer can begin removing the old materials and getting rid of the damaged deck. Your house will likely need a new roof constructed.

Be Prepared to Temporarily Leave Home

If your roof must be completely demolished so a new one can be constructed, you might need to leave home for a few days. You can ask the roofer in advance if it will be unsafe to live in the house while the roof is being worked on. Keep in mind that your insurance provider might actually pay for a temporary dwelling place for your household if it is necessary. 

For more information on handling damaged roofs, contact a roofing company like F B Roofing & Siding.

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