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Emergency roof repair – What to do until help arrives

Emergency Roof Repair- What to do Until Help Arrives
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Every homeowner dreads roof problems. An issue with your roof has the potential to damage everything below, eat away at your savings and cause plenty of grief. You are not completely powerless when something goes wrong with your roof. An emergency roof repair can stem the tide long enough to perform a repair or replacement that lasts for years.

When in Doubt, Resort to Tarping

Tarping is by far the best means of preventing additional roof damage. Elevated roofing is proud to provide timely tarping services. This is one example of what sets us apart from the rest of the pack. If you are hesitant to have tarping applied to your roof, rest easy. Our roofing professionals know exactly how to apply tarping so it does not compromise your roof.

In most instances, insurance companies will reimburse homeowners who call a professional roofer to have tarping applied. Tarping really does mitigate damage to an already-compromised roof. Even if your insurance company refuses to reimburse you for the tarp, the cost of such a temporary solution is almost always cheaper than the expense caused by additional damage if the roof is left unprotected.

Applying tarping in a DIY (do it yourself) fashion is a major mistake. It is both difficult and dangerous to get up on the roof and cover the compromised section with a tarp. This is especially true during rainstorms, windstorms and other inclement weather. You can apply a tarp or other material in your attic to catch the water until one of our professionals arrives for a more thorough tarp application and subsequent repair.

A Brief Look at Emergency Roof Repairs

A compromised roof will endure water filtration that eventually results in a leak. Structural and interior damage can be mitigated with the application of a protective cover. Lean on our team to apply an emergency tarp to the damaged section until a repair can be made. Put your faith in our roofing experts to accurately diagnose the problem and come up with the proper repair that stands the test of time.

Common causes of emergency roof repairs include harsh weather, fire, wayward tree limbs, lightning and the presence of animals/insects. Especially strong winds can also tear shingles away from the roof, leaving the substrate exposed to the elements.

What To Do When Your Roof Needs an Emergency RepairWhat to do When Your Roof Needs an Emergency Repair

You will be incredibly stressed out after learning of your roof damage. Remain calm and call our roofing aficionados. Then contact your insurance provider to report the damage. Our team will show up as quickly as possible to secure the damaged portion of the roof with tarping. However, it might take some time for our team to arrive as we will not jeopardize the safety of our roofers during violent storms.

Do not attempt to remedy the roof by yourself. You might be injured when climbing the ladder, traversing the roof or attempting to cover the damaged section. Leave this difficult job to the pros. Try to document the damaged area with photographs and a written description once the weather has settled down. Forward this documentation to your insurance provider.

Emergency Repairs for Flat Roofs

The approach to conducting an emergency flat roof repair is different from that applied to pitched roofs. In some instances, it is possible to perform an emergency roof repair to a flat roof in the midst of a storm. A specialized sealing compound is applied to the leak as a temporary patch. This compound won’t interfere with the flat roof’s functionality after the storm clears.  Our team will perform an in-depth repair when the weather settles down.

About Elevated Roofing:

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034


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