While it is very true that you can't just drape a tarp over a gap in the roof, tack down some nails and call it good enough, some form of fastener is required to secure the tarp while causing the least damage to the "healthy" areas of the roof. The owner of Top Choice Roofing, LLC is a preferred contractor with most insurance companies in Alabama, though, and our method for securing the tarp is always accepted and appreciated by insurance companies. We wrap the edges of the tarp around boards to pull it taut and then carefully screw the board itself into the roof deck or the underside of the eaves.
Generally, we'll wait for a break in the rain before climbing onto a roof when the rain is still sheeting due to the safety risk. One of the best benefits to choosing is that we live right here in Alabama, so we'll be watching the weather along with you. Just give us a call, and together we'll determine the best time to tarp your roof.
Absolutely not, but you should. Temporary roof tarping is generally covered by your homeowner's insurance policy, but choosing multiple contractors for the same claim may delay the process. Insurance companies refer their clients to us all the time, though, because they trust us to get the job done right at a reasonable price. We can be on our way to tarp your roof, and we'll come back and meet with your insurance adjuster to discuss our recommendations for the repairs. One-stop-shopping!
We can arrange for the tree removal for you. We know a couple of local companies we'd trust with our own homes, and we'll work with them to coordinate any repairs necessary due to a fallen tree.
Check your yard for any shingles that may have blown off. From the ground (do not climb up on your roof yourself), look at your roof for any visible signs of damage. Hail will cause "bruising" and discoloration. Also, check your attic spaces for any signs of water intrusion. Still not sure? Give Top Choice Roofing, LLC a call. We'll come out for a free inspection of your roof.
Your insurance company may send a roof inspector to assess your roof damage claim. They'll be checking to see the extent of the roof damage, what will be required to make the repairs, and also if your roof was poorly maintained or in need of repairs BEFORE the storm. You are entitled to an inspection of your own, however, and our roofing contractor will provide an extra set of eyes to ensure your property will be restored to pre-storm condition.