The Guide to Emergency Roof Repair

You should seek immediate roofing repair in the event of an emergency. While you are waiting for a company to provide emergency roof repair in Ridgewood, there are some preventative measures that you can take. If you have a problem with your roof, here are some steps to take.

  1. Install an emergency tarp on the part of the roof in need of repair.

If a tree fell on your house and compromised a portion of your roof or if the weather tore a part of your roof off, you can temporarily prevent water from entering by buying a large tarp. Place it over your roof. It is not a permanent solution but will stabilize the situation temporarily.

  1. Inform your insurance provider about any damage to your roof.

Home insurance is paid every month to cover situations like this. Your insurance company can give you advice on how to proceed in an emergency and whom to contact.

  1. As soon as you can, contact a roofer who will come and assess the damage.

If a small part of your roof has been damaged, contact someone to help you. It’s helpful to have someone on your side to tell you what work needs to be done and how quickly.

  1. Avoid repairing your roof yourself.

Only professionals should perform roof maintenance. You could cause more damage to your roof by trying to repair it yourself. In addition, you may get injured. Do not attempt to fix your roof yourself unless you wish to cause more problems.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofer Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.