No matter how well-built the roof of your home may be, it can still be vulnerable to extreme weather. Unpredictable conditions can easily damage your home, with the roof being the first likely to be damaged. A professional roofing contractor would recommend having your roof fixed right away to prevent any more damage, especially after surviving a fierce storm. If this happens to be the case, here’s what we recommend you do.
Step Back and Assess the Damage
Once the storm has passed, inspect how much damage your roof sustained. Don’t jump to conclusions on what might happen if it’s not fixed immediately; you still need to check and determine what needs to be repaired first. Doing this also gives you a clearer idea on how much you need to spend. What you need to look for are loose shingles and parts of your roof exposing the underlayment. Any area that’s exposed will mean water leakage, which can cause further damage to your home. Finally, see if there are fallen branches or debris on your roof that might cause penetration.
Depending on the damage, you may need a new roof. But in the event of an emergency, your local roofers may not be immediately available. Sometimes, they won’t be able to completely repair or replace your damaged roof. This is understandable since they’ll likely be busy repairing other roofs in the area. But you can start the process by cleaning up any fallen debris in and around your home. Just remember to not go up the roof by yourself; its internal supports may be compromised due to the storm so it may be dangerous to walk on it.
Emergency Roofing Repairs
As much as possible, call trusted roofers in your local area to properly repair your roof. Never hire a contractor from out of town who goes around the affected neighbourhood and offers an enticing deal on fixing your roof. There’s a good chance these contractors will only want a quick profit and won’t be able to repair your roof properly.
If you have a flat roof, then it’s possible to perform emergency repairs in the midst of a storm. For instance, if your roof suddenly has a leak, you can go up to it and apply a specialized sealing compound on the affected area. But don’t forget to have it fixed properly after the storm passes; the sealing compound is only a temporary solution. A professional roofing company can make the necessary repairs so you can be confident that your roof has been completely restored.
When it comes to emergency roofing repairs, don’t hesitate to call Crown Roofing today. You can reach us at (604) 370-6288 for more information. You can also contact us online by filling out our convenient request form. We serve in Vancouver and surrounding areas.