Your roofing is more than just the biggest aesthetic part of your home; it’s also responsible for protecting the home and ensuring adequate comfort levels throughout the year. So, when you’re faced with unexpected roofing repair, it’s easy to find yourself at a loss.
Roof Masters, your trusted local roofing company, answers your frequently asked questions about emergency roof repair.
Q: What Qualifies as Emergency Roofing?
A: Emergency roofing is any roof problem that will require immediate roof repair. Arguably the most common emergency roofing situation is storm damage, when strong winds damage your roof enough to cause a leak. In cases like this, a quick repair is often necessary, but will require more in-depth patching up once the storm passes.
Q: Should I Call the Roofer or Insurance First?
A: In cases where your roof has suffered severe trauma your first reaction is probably to call your insurance company. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s a better idea to call your local roofing contractor instead. When you call us for emergency repair, we’ll perform an in-depth inspection on your roof and ready the necessary documentation to make the process with your insurance company seamless and less of a hassle to do.
Q: What Are the Dangers of Working With a Storm Chaser?
A: Storm chasers are not local roofing companies. As their name suggests, they chase after storms to take advantage of the people left suffering in their wake. They don’t have proper licenses and documentation, and are often aggressive and pushy in offering their service.
They know how insurance companies work, and they use this to scam you, doing only the bare minimum amount of work on your roof to get the insurance. Work done by a storm chaser typically only lasts one or two years (if at all), forcing you to spend again and doubling your expenses in as many years.
As your trusted local roofers, we know exactly what your home’s roof needs when it’s experiencing an emergency situation. Call us at (888) 889-7551 for more information on our products and services. We are a roofing company that serves homeowners throughout Rockville, MD.