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Emergency Roofing Service

Shelter Construction is here for you during roofing emergencies. If you find yourself with roof damage during or after a storm, call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if you need to leave a message for us in the middle of the night, you can rest assured that someone from our team will contact you right away. So please, be sure to leave a message so that we can get back to as soon as possible!

Once the storm has passed, and it is safe for our team, we will assess the damage. Your insurance company typically will need to do an inspection as well. We will work with you and your insurance company on the damage, timeline, and how to keep your roof safe as the damage is being prepared. We want to be sure your roof repairs are quality so you can rest easy.

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How to Prepare Your Roof for an Incoming Storm

  1. Secure doors and windows. Flying debris can be a substantial hazard to your home. Not only can it break windows, but when it does the pressure inside your home can increase. In turn, your roof will act like a giant parachute creating substantial damage. To prevent this from occurring, make sure your doors and windows are tightly secured and locked during the height of the storm. If you can cover your windows, it’s best to use plywood.
  2. Try to keep branches away from your home. In general, branches should not be any closer than six feet to your home. High winds can get a hold of branches and damage your roof system by constantly scraping against your home.
  3. Make sure your insurance policy is up to date. This is the most important thing you can do for your home. Make sure that you have no coverage gaps in your insurance policy. You never want to be in a situation where damage is done to your home and you are unable to fix it.

You may also want to take an inventory of your home with pictures or video. If damage does occur, “before” pictures can help your adjuster with efficiency and accuracy on estimating the damage.

Have more questions about protecting your roof before a storm, Sussex County? Call Shelter Construction at 302-829-8310.