A tree falling on your roof after a storm can cause major damage and have a disastrous impact on your quality of life. Indeed, they can be the cause of more or less serious problems such as water infiltration or thermal and acoustic insulation problems. It is therefore essential to proceed with repairs as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to do in this case.
As soon as the outside conditions are favorable, notice the damage caused by the falling tree on your roof. If possible, it is advisable to take as many pictures as possible. Insurance companies may require proof before covering the cost of repairs.
If you rent the house, you must notify the landlord as soon as possible. If not, you should contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Depending on your policy and the extent of the damage, it may cover the cost of repairs as well as disaster-related expenses such as hotel costs or even temporary housing, if necessary. Note, however, that insurance does not cover expected risks. In other words, it can refuse to pay if the tree has been poorly maintained, for example.
Next, you need to call a roofer to repair the damage. It is essential to seek the services of a qualified roofing professional since this type of work is both delicate and dangerous. The expert has the knowledge and the equipment necessary to carry out the work in the standards, in full safety and quickly.
The storm probably damaged the tree that ended up falling on your roof. It is therefore recommended to call an arborist to evaluate the general condition of the tree. The professional will then propose the appropriate solutions based on the results of his analysis. Depending on the situation, he may suggest pruning, trimming or bracing to repair the tree and prevent such an accident from happening in the future. In the most advanced cases, he may also recommend that the tree be cut down. Finally, he will of course take care of the execution of the work.
At Arboxygène, we provide professional arborists to ensure the maintenance and care of your trees. Whatever the circumstances, we offer you environmentally friendly solutions. Moreover, we have the necessary equipment to intervene in complete safety and to carry out the work according to the standards.
We serve a vast territory, including Granby and its surroundings as well as the South Shore of Montreal. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on our services or to call on us. To do so, you can fill out the online form on our website, call us at 450-521-2820 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.