There’s plenty to love about having trees near your house. They can provide your home some much-needed shade–which is especially desirable during the summer–as well as help improve privacy by providing your property with natural cover. But trees can also be a huge detriment during a major storm. If they’re too close to the house, the branches can whip back and forth across your roof, damaging the roofing–or worse, fall fully on your house. If the latter actually occurs, you’ll want to have it dealt with promptly. Arrowhead Roofing, a premier expert in roof maintenance services in the area, shares the first, most vital steps below:
1. Prioritize safety. You’ll need to first check to make sure nobody was hurt by the crash. Call an ambulance immediately if this was the case. Otherwise, make sure that everyone is moved to a room away from the affected area. Look outside and check whether the tree struck any power lines, transformers or electrical equipment on its way down. If it did, contact your electric company ASAP.
2. Document the damage. Before calling your local roofer for an emergency roof repair, make sure to take photos and make a video documenting the roof damage caused by the fallen tree. Do so while maintaining a safe distance, and avoid climbing onto the roof itself for a closer look. Photo and video documentation will be useful later on, when you’re ready to file a claim with your insurance provider.
3. Leave the removal of the tree to professionals. Both the tree and your roofing system will be unstable during this time. Keep yourself safe by letting the professionals handle the job.
4. Turn to a reliable roofing company. Once the tree is removed, have a dependable roofer like Arrowhead Roofing perform a comprehensive assessment of your system. We’ll recommend the most appropriate, effective solution based on the severity of the damage. If you want us to, we can also help you navigate the insurance claims process and make sure you get fair coverage.
Your Reliable Storm Damage Repair Company
As one of the area’s most trusted certified roofers, Arrowhead Roofing can help you get the most out of your roof. Our exceptional storm damage repair and restoration services can extend your roof’s life and improve its performance, allowing you to put off that early replacement just a bit longer. Call us today at (918) 743-9257 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve Tulsa, OK, and surrounding cities.