Things to remember during Storm Season

Things to remember during Storm Season

Storm season in Omaha typically throws some harsh conditions at your roof. Hail damage, wind damage, and damage from failing branches or blowing debris can all impact your home. Many times, people don’t want to crawl up the roof to inspect damage, or they don’t know who to call first in the event that damages occur.

Start with your insurance company.
Your insurance company will likely be busy after a storm, but filing a claim and having an adjuster out to look at your property will help move the process of getting things fixed quickly. It helps to get photo’s of the damage to mitigate any risk in the event an adjuster can’t get to you quickly.

Get estimates from local roofing companies.
Your insurance agent probably won’t recommend a roofing company. It is in your best interest to talk to a handful of companies to get an idea of the damage, pricing, and timeline.

Avoid Scammers.
After storms hit, the area fills with storm chasing companies who roll into town at the first sign of storm damage. This companies often promise the world, but fail to deliver.

Look for Reviews.
Google, Angieslist, the BBB will likely have some reviews for contractors in the Omaha area. Even asking your neighbors who they used can help give you an idea of who to trust. They may not all be glowing endorsements, but you should be able to weed through the really bad and find a few good contractors.

At John Higgins Weatherguard, we take pride in the keeping our customers homes safe. Our history in Omaha makes us one of the premier roofing providers in the area. If you suspect storm damage to your roof, give us a call. We will come out and inspect your roof and give you an honest assessment.