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3 Roof Repair After a Fire How do I repair my roof? Selecting a roofing contractor Before making repairs Be safe Insurance Other help

4 Roof Repair After a Fire Your roof is your homes first line of defense against natural disasters and the most vulnerable part of your home exposed to weather. When a fire causes destruction to your roof, dealing with the aftermath can cause distress. The following information will help you through the process of restoring your roof system.

5 Selecting a Roofing Contractor A professional roofing contractor should have: A permanent place of business Knowledge of various roof systems Proof of insurance and an effective safety program Evidence of industry professionalism, such as: Proof of training Manufacturer certifications Association membership, such as the National Roofing Contractors Association Business account balance statement Continuing industry education

6 Selecting a Roofing Contractor A professional roofing contractor should have: (continued) Financial stability A written proposal A license and/or be bonded Warranties References in your state A maintenance program

7 Beware of a Contractor: Whose references are all out of state Who only wants cash Who wants money before materials are on-site Who offers specials or extra-cheap work

8 Before Making Repairs Strong winds can incrementally damage a roof system: As wind moves over a roof, its effect is not uniform Depending on the direction the wind blows and the shape and location of the roof, there will be negative pressure (suction) or positive pressure (pushing) Most wind damage begins on the edges of roof systems When roofing material loosens, the winds suction can raise the material and the winds pressure can further push the material Once the roof systems underside is exposed, not only can rain can get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab, resulting in a peeling effect Subsequent winds continue to push roofing material up and over a little more each time until an entire corner of the deck or insulation become exposed The damage starts small and grows through repeated wind cycles, usually over time Do not attempt to climb a ladder on unstable ground. Do not assess roof damage in the dark. Wear leather gloves to protect your hands and heavy-soled shoes to protect your feet from hot materials. If you remained at home, check the roof immediately after the fire danger has passed. Put out any roof fires, sparks or embers. Check the attic for hidden burning sparks.

9 Inspecting a Roof After a Fire Strong winds can incrementally damage a roof system: As wind moves over a roof, its effect is not uniform Depending on the direction the wind blows and the shape and location of the roof, there will be negative pressure (suction) or positive pressure (pushing) Most wind damage begins on the edges of roof systems When roofing material loosens, the winds suction can raise the material and the winds pressure can further push the material Once the roof systems underside is exposed, not only can rain can get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab, resulting in a peeling effect Subsequent winds continue to push roofing material up and over a little more each time until an entire corner of the deck or insulation become exposed The damage starts small and grows through repeated wind cycles, usually over time Except in extreme situations, do not attempt roof system repairs. The puncturing of a blister (shingle expansion caused by trapped gases such as air or water vapor) or the spreading of a coating or mastic covers up evidence a roofing contractor needs to ascertain the problem. Roof openings should be temporarily covered with tarpaulins to minimize rain damage. For additional information, homeowners can access the Consumer section of the National Roofing Contractors Associations (NRCAs) website at: NRCA provides an online listing of its members in its Find a Contractor section.

10 Be Safe Strong winds can incrementally damage a roof system: As wind moves over a roof, its effect is not uniform Depending on the direction the wind blows and the shape and location of the roof, there will be negative pressure (suction) or positive pressure (pushing) Most wind damage begins on the edges of roof systems When roofing material loosens, the winds suction can raise the material and the winds pressure can further push the material Once the roof systems underside is exposed, not only can rain can get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab, resulting in a peeling effect Subsequent winds continue to push roofing material up and over a little more each time until an entire corner of the deck or insulation become exposed The damage starts small and grows through repeated wind cycles, usually over time For several hours after the fire, maintain a fire watch and recheck for smoke and sparks throughout the house. Wet debris to minimize dust particles. Use caution when entering burned areas as hazards still may exist, including hot spots, which can flare without warning. Follow public health guidance regarding safe cleanup of fire ash and safe use of masks. Avoid damaged or fallen power lines, poles and downed wires.

11 Insurance Strong winds can incrementally damage a roof system: As wind moves over a roof, its effect is not uniform Depending on the direction the wind blows and the shape and location of the roof, there will be negative pressure (suction) or positive pressure (pushing) Most wind damage begins on the edges of roof systems When roofing material loosens, the winds suction can raise the material and the winds pressure can further push the material Once the roof systems underside is exposed, not only can rain can get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab, resulting in a peeling effect Subsequent winds continue to push roofing material up and over a little more each time until an entire corner of the deck or insulation become exposed The damage starts small and grows through repeated wind cycles, usually over time Prepare to file an insurance claim Gather copies of your homeowners policy or track down your policy number(s). Call your insurance company as soon as possible. Your insurer will provide instructions about what to do next. If a widespread disaster has occurred, the insurance company may establish special procedures. Keep your receipts for temporary repairs. If your home is uninhabitable, find out whether living expenses will be reimbursed.

12 Other Help Strong winds can incrementally damage a roof system: As wind moves over a roof, its effect is not uniform Depending on the direction the wind blows and the shape and location of the roof, there will be negative pressure (suction) or positive pressure (pushing) Most wind damage begins on the edges of roof systems When roofing material loosens, the winds suction can raise the material and the winds pressure can further push the material Once the roof systems underside is exposed, not only can rain can get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab, resulting in a peeling effect Subsequent winds continue to push roofing material up and over a little more each time until an entire corner of the deck or insulation become exposed The damage starts small and grows through repeated wind cycles, usually over time Special loans or grants may be available to assist you with repairs. Possible sources include: Federal Emergency Management Agency American Red Cross Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety ® Small Business Administration (homeowners might qualify) Local governments Private lenders

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