What to Do When Your Roof Suffers Storm Damage
Here in Louisiana, storm damage is an inevitable part of life. Gale force winds and hurricanes affect our coastline for much of the year, and regardless of how lucky you are, statistics show your roof is likely to be affected at least once during your ownership. After Hurricane Ida in 2021, more than 90,000 homes in the NOLA area suffered some form of roof damage.
Thankfully, storm damage to your roof is rarely irreversible. And with the right roofing contractor by your side, your repairs may be less than two weeks away.
Here’s what to do when your roof suffers storm damage.
Five Steps To Address Roofing Damage
First things first: calm yourself and refrain from panicking. Maintain your composure and walk through these five steps in order.
1. Assess the roofing damage
Evaluate the condition of your roof. Be sure to document obvious damages with pictures, videos, and other tangible evidence.
Keep an eye out for:
- Wind damage to roof
- Peeling or missing shingles
- Water damage to the ceiling
If your home is at risk of collapse, don’t get too close to the rubble. Roofing experts can document roofing damages for you without risking physical injury.
2. Schedule a roof inspection
Professional roofers can give you greater insight into the true damage sustained by your roof. They can also offer a professional opinion on how much it will cost and how long it will take to repair.
3. Discuss options for roof repair
You and your roofing expert will discuss possible plans for repair. If you don’t have homeowner’s insurance, the company can explore financing options and other avenues of immediate relief.
4. Talk with your insurance company
If you haven’t yet discussed the situation with your insurance company, now is a good time to do so. The company may require you to submit evidence, or may send an inspector to assess the damages for themselves.
With Pride Roofing LLC, most of this hassle will be accomplished on your behalf.
5. Select a professional roofer
Choose a roofing company to complete your repairs. You may need to select a company within your insurance company’s network, or you may have the option to select at will.
In either case, be sure to partner with a roofing expert that has your needs in mind — including the professionals at Pride Roofing LLC.
Repair Storm Damage With Pride Roofing LLC
In business since 2016, Pride Roofing LLC is the Gulf Coast’s fastest provider of roof repairs and installations. We have the experience you need to address concerns at lighting speed, and proudly remain one of only 4 Atlas Roofing Diamond-Platinum Contractors in all of Louisiana.
We proudly serve:
- Albany, LA
- Hammond, LA
- Covington, LA
- New Orleans, LA
- Lafayette, LA
- Gulfport, MS
- Laurel, MS
And remember: a job done well is a job done with Pride!