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What to do When a Tree Falls on your Home

Unexpected events such as fallen trees can cause significant damage to your home, leaving you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, and your home at risk of further damage. A falling tree can happen any time of year, constituting a Barrie roofing emergency at best, and damaging the inside of your home at worst. However, there are proactive steps that you can take to minimize the impact of the event and get back to normal as quickly as possible. Here’s what you need to know when dealing with a tree falling on your house.

Assess the Damage

The first step is to assess the damage and determine if it’s safe for you or anyone else to be in or around the area. If it’s not safe, contact your local emergency services right away. Once everyone is safe and secure, take pictures of the damage so that you have something for insurance purposes in case of a claim. 

Remove Debris

Once it’s safe to do so, remove any debris from the area, such as broken branches or limbs from the tree that may still be in contact with your house or other structures on your property. Removing this debris will help prevent further damage from occurring and will also give you an opportunity to inspect the extent of the damage up close. Inspect for additional damage before calling an arborist or a contractor for repairs, take some time to inspect your home for additional damage that may not be immediately apparent. Look for water leaks, cracks in walls and ceilings, broken windows or doors, shifted foundations, etc., as these types of issues can easily be missed but could cause much bigger problems down the line if left unchecked.   

Hire Professionals

After assessing all damages done by a fallen tree on your property, it’s time to hire the professionals. An arborist will help remove any remaining pieces of the tree safely without damaging surrounding trees or structures while a contractor can help repair any structural damage done by falling branches or limbs from the tree itself, and a roofing company can repair your roof and ensure everything is watertight. It’s important that you hire professionals experienced in handling situations like yours—they’ll know exactly what needs to be done and how long it should take them to complete it, so you can rest assured knowing that everything will soon go back to normal!

Barrie Roofing Emergency Repairs

Dealing with a fallen tree on your property can be both frustrating and overwhelming but don’t despair! By following these simple steps—assess damages done by fallen trees; remove debris; inspect for additional damage; and hire professionals—you can get back up on your feet again quickly and safely! We provide reliable services to assist in any Barrie roofing emergency to make sure your home is fixed up in no time.