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November 13, 2020

4 Things to Do When a Tree Falls on Your Roof

You’re probably already dealt with damage to your roofing system over the years. Going for the necessary repair work when there’s a leak is standard procedure for most homeowners--but a tree crashing onto your roof during a major weather event is a different matter. So what exactly should you do in a case like this? The trusted metal roofing company in the area, Redemption Roofing, lists some of them here.

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1. Prioritize you and your family’s safety. The first thing you should do is check for injuries. If anyone appears to be hurt, make sure to call for an ambulance immediately--you can always check the damage to your roof later. And if they’re unharmed, keep them away from the affected area.

2. Promptly call your electric company. Do this if the tree struck any power lines as it falls onto your roofing system. You should also avoid going out in the meantime until your electric company has surveyed the damage and given you the okay sign.

3. Perform a visual inspection. Assess the damage to your roof from a safe distance. You can use a pair of binoculars so you can take a closer and better look at the condition of your asphalt shingles, gutters, or flashing. Is there a large hole in your roof? Does it seem like you’ll need a replacement? To confirm, call your premier roofing company, Redemption Roofing, for a comprehensive roof assessment. Depending on the results, we’ll recommend the most effective solution to your current predicament.

4. Document the damage. If the tree is still on your roof, evacuate everyone, including your pets, from the affected area, and document the damage from a safe spot. Make sure to take lots of photos or videos of the tree itself, your roof, and any interior damage to your home resulting from this event. These will be especially handy when you need to file your insurance claim.

When it comes to professional roofing inspections and restoration services, look no further than Redemption Roofing. You can also count on us to guide you through the complexities of the insurance claims process. We’ll do all that we can to minimize the stress on your part, all while delivering more-than-satisfactory results. We proudly serve Montgomery, TX and the nearby cities. Call us today at (936) 226-0658 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. 

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