Tornadic storms similar to the devastating one that happened on January 12, 2023, in Mount Vernon, just 30 minutes north of Mobile on Hwy 43, left homes twisted and tangled. Hurricanes have happened in this region as well. Hurricane Frederic (1979), Hurricane Ivan (2004), and Tropical Storm Alberto (2018) have made landfall in Alabama. What do you do if storms come and damage your property, more specifically, your roof? Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Take Lots of Pictures
When it is safe to venture outdoors, make sure to take several pictures of the damage. Take as many as you can from ground level. It may be difficult to see all of the damage, but do the best you can. This is proof, for your records, of what occurred in the storm. If it is possible, take some video of the damage as well.
Call a Trusted Roofing Professional
Contact a local roofing company to inspect your roof. They have the safety equipment to climb on top of your roof and inspect damaged areas. An honest company will speak with you about the damages caused and advise you on the choices you can make. Here are some items to consider when speaking with a roofing company.
- Make sure the company is fully insured, with General Liability and Workmen’s Comp, before the team climbs on your roof.
- Do not sign any paperwork the roofing company presents until after the inspection is done, and a plan can be put in place.
- Do not give the roofing company any money up front to do the inspection. It should be a free inspection.
- Know what the roofing company is doing during the inspection. Be present.
- Ask for the company’s license number if you are not familiar with them.
How can you find a trustworthy company in a day when there are so many scammers? You can trust Super Roofers in Mobile to be on your side! We take pride in our work and follow simple principles daily. We treat our customers like family, with courtesy and respect. We do what we say we will do! Provide the best materials and workmanship possible. We are honest and intentional with your best interest in mind
Contact Your Insurance Agent
Your insurance agent can be a great asset to you. Ask them to help you understand your policy and deductible. Ask for copies of the paperwork for our files. While most insurance policies cover hail and wind damage, this will depend on your specific plan.
Don’t allow more damage to occur to your home. Place buckets, pails, and pots around the home to catch any drips. New flooring can be expensive, so do your best to save it. Move your belongings to a dry area so they don’t get damaged as well. Cover any damaged areas with tarps. This will help to prevent any further damage from occurring.(how to stay safe and secure during storm)
It is a stressful situation when storms approach, and even more dreadful when damage has happened to your home and roof. Keep Super Roofers‘ phone number handy so you can contact us to help restore the areas of damage. We can be reached at (251)259-2413. If you suspect you could lose power during any storm, keep our address available also so you can come to our office and we can schedule you for an inspection. Our address is 1110 Leroy Stevens Road, Mobile. We share a building with Modern Taxi, Shuttle, and Limousine, and are located directly behind Elite Fitness. We help you in these stressful times and desire to restore peace of mind with a safely protected roof over your head.