Thankfully, the latest tornado that ripped through Richardson left no fatalities and only three people hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. For this, we can be extremely thankful.
However, that doesn’t mean this tornado didn’t take its toll on the community. It left a huge amount of damage in its wake. The EF3 tornado had wind speeds of 140 MPH and caused downed power lines, shattered windows, and torn off roofs, many homes were left in an unlivable condition. On top of that, over 150,000 customers were left without power.
However, out of this tragedy, we also see people stepping up to help out their friends and neighbors. The Richardson High School baseball team went out into the community and started clearing downed trees.
If you’ve suffered storm damage, here a just a few tips to help you navigate the waters and help you get through this difficult time.
Cover Up Any Major Damages
If there are holes in your roof, it’s absolutely vital to get those covered before more water has a chance to enter your property. This can be done long before major repairs or a roof replacement are tackled. Using a tarp is one of the most common ways of accomplishing water damage mitigation.
Understand Your Insurance Policy
Apart from total devastation, it can be difficult to determine what your insurance covers and does not cover. Talk to your insurance provider about what’s covered and how much you’ll have to pay out of pocket. Also, make sure to accurately document all damages.
At Hometown Roofing, we can help you through the insurance claims process by providing a free roof inspection and identifying all damages that need to be addressed. If you’ve already started the claims process, we can also review your policy and check your coverages to potentially increase the amount you receive in a settlement.
Avoid Storm Chasing Companies
After a storm, it can be easy to simply pick the cheapest roofer who promises the quickest turnaround times. However, especially in this case, it’s worth choosing a local roofer who is licensed, insured, and has a good reputation in the community. Not some shyster who will take your money, do a poor job, and leave you high and dry.
Get The Storm Damage Roofing Services You Need At Hometown Roofing
If you live in Richardson or any other city in the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area and find yourself in need of roofing services after the latest tornadoes — or due to any other extreme weather situation — please don’t hesitate to contact Hometown Roofing.
Our professional roofing contractors have over 35 years of experience and can handle any job that comes our way. From total roof replacements to minor repairs, you won’t find the same level of customer care and solid, reliable craftsmanship with any other roofing company.
We look forward to helping you restore your roof back to full health once again.