Prepare yourself and your roof before the storm

September and October can bring quite a bit of storm activity into the Atlanta area. You can constantly watch the weather and prepare as best you can, but you never know what kind of damage your home might sustain. There are a few things you can do to protect your home from storm damage as much as possible, starting with your roof.

Repair Your Roof As Needed

If you notice missing shingles, a small leak, curled tiles, or other things amiss on your roof, it’s best to have them repaired as soon as possible–before the storms hit. Then when storms do roll through you are less likely to sustain further damage, roof leaks, and other issues. By repairing your roof in advance you’ll be protecting your house from the top down.

Maintain the Roof

You may not think of a roof as something needing routine maintenance, but there are several things you’ll want to do to keep it in order. Keeping the gutters clean, for example, or installing leaf guards so you don’t have to clean them out. Maintain the roof well and you’re less likely to receive storm damage due to the roof.

Regular Inspections

It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected by professionals on a regular basis. Waiting until after storms may seem like a good idea, however, having a professional look things over and make needed repairs will leave you in better shape when storms roll through. You can prevent damage by being proactive with inspections.

Whether your roof is brand new or quite old, you can never predict what storms will do. If you have hail damage, new leaks, are missing shingles, or have other damage after a storm, contact a roofing professional to get an inspection. They can equip you to talk with your insurance agency to help get your claim lined up with as much ease as possible.

If you need help with your roof –either before or after a big storm–contact Echols Roofing & Home Improvement. We’re experts on roof damage, maintenance, repairs, and even full replacements and want to keep your home safe and dry on the inside. Let us help you with repairs or maintenance.

Storm Checklist: Trust Your Local Home Improvement Company After a Storm

There is no way to predict what a strong Atlanta storm is going to do to your house. Even if your roof is brand new or you maintain it well, damage can occur. After a storm hits many people need help from professionals. The storm chasers know this and often come into town to get as much work as they can. They then blow out of town as fast as they came in. You don’t want roofers like that! The quality can’t be guaranteed and if anything goes wrong later they won’t be around to fix what they did wrong. Rather than taking the chance, work with someone local who is around for the long haul — and knows what they’re doing.

Why Local

The best roofing companies in the area know Atlanta and what storms can do. They fix things like missing shingles, curled tiles, leaks, and everything in between. If anything happens with their work a quick call them will get them back to make repairs. Or, you can visit them in person because they have a physical office near you.

Working with Insurance

When your roof is damaged by a storm, having insurance help you cover the costs is the best recourse. It’s recommended you take pictures of damage for proof before you have anything done. Calling a local certified roofer before you deal with your insurance company too much is a good next step. Have the roofing contractor look things over and offer their professional advice. Then you will have their estimate of repairs in hand when you work with the insurance agency.

Storm Chasers

Don’t take a chance on a roofing company you’ve never heard of or some storm chasing company who offers a good deal and disappears once work is complete. You need someone reliable who offers quality materials and top-notch workmanship. You also need someone you can call on again if anything goes wrong in the next storm.

For your storm repairs, it’s smart to contact Echols Roofing & Home Improvements. We’re local to Atlanta and know what storms here can do. We’ll help you with repairs, a complete replacement, or simply an inspection to see what damage has been done.

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