What To Do if a Storm Damages Your Roof in Hillsboro

Mar 19, 2023 | Blog, Hillsboro, Roof Repair

Hillsboro is an area of the country where the residents can enjoy the good parts of each season. The winters don’t tend to be too brutal, but just enough to enjoy the snow and cuddle near a warm fire. The summers are warm but not overwhelmingly brutal with excessive heat. This area of the country is almost the “sweet spot”. 

However, nature is what nature is. Those nasty tornados do happen. Devastation and broken homes due to damaging storms have been reported. Trees falling on roofs, electrical lines down, and debris all over the lawns are common occurrences after strong storms. What can you do to stay safe, and heal your broken-down roof, when a severe storm makes its way through Hillsboro? 

Be Safe

First and foremost, don’t try to be a superhero. You must be sure the storm has fully passed, and it is safe to exit your home. Your safety, and that of your family, is of utmost importance. Roofs can be repaired after the storm has passed. Homes can be fixed. Trees can be replanted. But your family is a prized gift. Please be safe as you exit your home and be aware of any hanging branches, broken wires, or trees ready to fall. Use caution. 

Assess the Damage

Storm damage roof, Hillsboro

Take pictures of the damage you can see. Is there a tree over your home? Pretty easy to snap that shot! On a much lighter scale, if a less damaging storm passed through, perhaps you can spot bent or broken shingles. Look for parts of shingles on the ground near your home. Take as many pictures and videos, if possible, of the damage you notice. This will be helpful as you move forward. 

Make Temporary Fixes

If you have water seeping through the ceiling of your home into your kitchen, grab those buckets, pails, or pots to collect it. You don’t want to have to repair more damaged areas than necessary. Flooding can often occur when severe storms pass through, so evaluate your basement or lower level. If you can safely climb on your roof, tarp over the damaged areas so no further complications will occur in your home. Safety should always be at the top of the list. 

Call a Trusted Professional

As soon as it is possible, contact a trusted roofing contractor in Hillsboro to help assess the damage and secure the proper steps for complete restoration. Willey Roofing will be at your side. We are a family-owned and operated business, serving the local area for over 30 years. We have seen it all! And we know how to fix it all! We strive to keep our three pillars of service at the forefront with every job we begin. Quality. Integrity. Customer Service. You won’t find another company in the area more dedicated to you and your home, than Willey Roofing. 

When you contact us, we will come out and inspect the damage done to your roof for repair, whether it was damage from a small storm or a major event. We will help restore the areas and bring the comfort and protection of a quality roof back to its intended purpose. 

Contact Your Insurance Agent

It is best to contact the agent you work with rather than a random person on the 800 lines. Your agent knows you, knows your policy, and knows the situation. Your agent can guide you through the steps that need to be taken regarding insurance. 

Be sure to keep the phone numbers of Willey Roofing and your insurance company nearby in case of roof damage from a storm. We, at Willey Roofing, are here to help restore your home. Give us a call when complications occur and we will help with any roof restorations you may need. And, as always, be safe. 

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