EMERGENCY ROOF REPAIR Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

No homeowner is looking forward to roofing problems. But an emergency roof repair is inevitable over the course of your roof’s life, so it makes a difference to know how to look after your roof in emergency situations.


What qualifies as emergency roof repair?

1. Holes in your roof.

Squirrels, woodpeckers, or raccoons may have chewed holes in your roof.

2. Damaged shingles or flashing.

Shingles or flashing may have been damaged by a storm or high winds.

3. Structural collapse.

Heavy rains or snow, dry rot, recurring leaks, etc., may cause a roof to collapse.

4. Lightning strikes.

A direct bolt of lightning to your roof may severely damage its structure.

5. Other damages.

Other damages caused by fire, wayward trees or fallen branches, and more.


Emergency roof repair tips every homeowner should know:


1. Document the damage for a smooth, hassle-free claims process. Take photos or videos. Keep the invoices and receipts you get. Also, record any interior damage resulting from damage to your roof.


2. Contact your insurance company and verify the coverage of your policy. Take note of the types of damage that are covered, and other relevant detail


3. Protect your home from further damage until professional help arrives. Cover up any holes with waterproof tarps or plastic sheeting. Small leaks can be patched up with a roofing tape. If there are active drips, place buckets beneath the leak to catch falling water.


4. Shut off the power if the leak is near electrical wiring. Make sure furniture and rugs are moved away from problem areas.


5. Attempt temporary repairs only if the weather permits, and if the area is safe. Otherwise, it’s a huge risk to climb up the roof. It’s best to wait for professional help if there’s a windstorm or severe weather.


6. In emergency situations that require an urgent solution, you might be tempted to go the DIY route. However, hiring roofing contractors that are licensed, skilled, and experienced is the safest option. This way, you avoid potential safety hazards and costly mistakes.


Your roof plays a crucial role in the safety, comfort, and protection of your home. So as soon as you notice any sign that it requires repair, we recommend taking action immediately to avoid further damage to your property.


Leaving a roof problem unresolved may result in mold growth and serious leaks and even compromise the structural integrity of your home.


Contact us for all your roof repair needs. With a Good Guy in your corner, you have someone with the right skills, knowledge, and tools to do the necessary repairs right the first time. We’re also licensed and insured, so if the unexpected happens, you’re covered.


In emergency cases, we’ve made it quick and easy to book our services. Call to schedule an appointment, or book it online or through the app.


Aside from roof repairs, we’re available for replacements, maintenance, and new installations. Should you have any other questions, reach out to us and we’ll address your concerns ASAP.



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