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What to Do if a Storm Damages Your Roof in Jacksonville

According to Hurricanes & Storms Information in Jacksonville, has its wide share of storms.  At times, these disasters coincide with other events keeping residents on their toes.  What can a responsible homeowner do when storms damage a roof?

Be Safe

First and foremost, make sure you and your family are safe. This first point is of top priority. This caution must be for any type of natural disaster, whether large or small. If damage has occurred, stay away from downed power lines, never use an electrical device if there is excessive floodwater present, and use caution around damaged buildings. Always take an assessment of the area thoroughly before exiting the home. 

If you are possible, contact Jacksonville Area Emergency Management Agency for more additional safety tips and emergency information. 

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Assess the Damage to Your Roof

Regardless of how sturdy a roofing system is, it just can’t compete with some of the major storms that present themselves. Take as many pictures as you can of your roof when conditions are appropriate. If you are able, get a video as well. It is better to have more pictures and videos than not enough. 

Make Temporary Fixes

Is there water leaking into your kitchen from holes in the roof? If your home is not flooded, place five-gallon buckets, pails, or pots under the dripping water to collect it and eliminate more damage by leaking water. If there is minimal shingle damage, then a tarp can be placed over the area until it can be repaired properly. 

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Contact Your Local Roofing Contractor

Always trust a local company, such as Summit Roofing, to assist you with storm damage repairs after a storm. Avoid placing your trust, and money, in fly-by-night, storm-chasing roofing companies. Unfortunately, they tend to prey on the devastation, and don’t deliver product material and service as a local contractor will. If anything goes wrong with the roof after the installation, the storm chasers have already left town and can’t be reached. A local company, however can quickly come and assess the situation and resolve any complications. 

Contact Your Insurance Agent

Make sure to call your insurance agent. You have a good working relationship with the agent, and they should be able to guide you through the ins and outs of your policy. Ask questions about the sections of your policy regarding wind, storm, and hail damage. Some companies cover more than others. Know what your policy involves.

Be sure to contact Summit Roofing in Jacksonville when you need some assistance with assessing the damage to your roof. We have worked with thousands of roofs in various weather conditions, so you can rest assured we’ve got your back. We will be on time, reliable, and ready to assist in any way we can to help you get a solid strong roof back on your home. 

Call us today to discuss the damage done to your roof in the latest storm or natural disaster. We will give a thorough inspection and speak with you clearly about our findings. We are here to help! Give Summit Roofing a call today, and gain back a secure roof and peace of mind. 

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