How can you tell if your roof needs emergency repairs? A good rule of thumb is that any form of roofing damage that allows a significant amount of water to infiltrate your home should be fixed as soon as possible. In general, leaks caused by storm damage usually require emergency repairs.
It’s important that you contact a professional roofer as soon as you notice any major leaks. The sooner these leaks are fixed, the better.
What to Expect During Emergency Roof Repairs
Your roofing contractors will visit your home as soon as the weather clears up. After conducting a preliminary roof inspection, they’ll cover large holes in your roof with a plastic tarp to mitigate storm damage. It’s practically impossible to detect all of the roofing issues or completely repair extensive roof damage in a single day, which is why they’ll be conducting more comprehensive inspections and roof repairs in the coming days.
What to Do While Waiting for the Contractor to Arrive
Take pictures of roof leaks and other forms of roofing damage; you’ll need these when you file a claim with your insurer. And, if you’re having trouble filing a claim, you can consult a contractor that offers insurance claims processing assistance.
Important note: don’t attempt to fix the leaks yourself. Repairs that weren’t done by a professional can void your insurance policy.
What if There Aren’t Any Leaks in Your Roof?
What if you didn’t notice any leaks in your roof after the storm? We’d still recommend having a roofing contractor inspect your home. No matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage. Not to mention it takes time before the warning signs of storm damage appear.
Looking for experienced roofers near you?
Christian Brothers Roofing, a family-owned company with more than two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional commercial and residential roofing services, including emergency repairs and insurance claims processing assistance. To get a free estimate, call us at (502) 244-0208, or fill out this form.