5 Things to Do When a Tree Falls on Your Roofing

Nov 15, 2020 | Roofing

A snap, a tearing sound over the howling wind, and then a loud crash as a tree falls on your roof. It’s a scenario no homeowner wants to encounter in their lives. But if this actually happened to you, then you’ll need to do a few crucial steps to effectively deal with this unprecedented event. Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC, one of the area’s trusted roof and window replacement contractors, shares them here.

 

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  1. Check for injuries. First things first–make sure no family members or pets have been harmed. If anyone appears to be hurt, promptly call for an ambulance. You can always assess the damage to your home and roof later.

 

  1. Determine if electrical lines have been affected. If the tree has struck power lines, transformers, or other electrical equipment on the way down, you’ll want to call your electric company immediately. And for your personal safety, avoid going anywhere near the downed power lines.

 

  1. Perform a visual assessment of damage. It’s generally a good idea to do this task from a safe distance. Whip out your binoculars and check just how much damage your roofing system has sustained. Is there a hole in your roof? Has the tree knocked large sections of shingles from its surface? What about your gutters and vent pipes? You should also check if the tree has damaged other areas in your home, such as your windows and siding. Aside from checking for possible roof repair, confirm whether you’ll also need a siding or home window replacement.

 

  1. Document the damage. Make sure to take lots of photos or video clips of the roof damage. They will be useful later on when you need to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. Once you’ve documented all that you can, call your insurance provider.

 

  1. Don’t try to remove the tree yourself. What you should do is call a reliable roofing and window replacement company like Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC. We are your go-to company for quick and responsive roof emergency services. Our trained and experienced crew will perform a comprehensive assessment of roof damage and, depending on the severity of the problem, recommend the most effective solution.

 

Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC can restore your roof to its pre-loss condition and extend its service life. Look no further for quality and efficient roof emergency services. We serve the areas in and around Glastonbury, Avon, and Windsor, CT. Call us today at (860) 633-1400 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.