What Qualifies as an Emergency Roofing Repair?
What Situations Require an Emergency Roof Repair?
If the roof on your home is beginning to fail. Whether it is due to a weather event or perhaps an animal such as a squirrel or raccoon is trying to make a home in your home.
We expect the roof on our home to protect us from all the elements for at least 30 years. We just take it for granted that it will handle heavy rains and snowstorms, here on Long Island hurricanes occasionally bring heavy winds that can remove a shingle, exposing the next layer of roofing material.
The roof should visibly be inspected after a storm, to make certain that no part of your roofing system has been compromised. Many times, tree limbs will brush across the roof during a heavy wind event. Much as the trees are beautiful and providers with shade in the summer. Winter storms routinely dump ice and snow on trees and branches. If a tree is weak, diseased, or otherwise damaged, the weight of the snow combined with heavy winds puts added stress on the tree, which can lead to collapse.
Tree service professionals say tree failure is often a result of poor tree health Rcaused by improper care or a lack of preventive maintenance.
On Long Island squirrels and occasionally raccoons love to chew and can create a substantial hole in your roof. When the weather turns cold, they are looking for a nice warm place to reside. What better place than your attic? It is hard to believe that these little animals and cause thousands of dollars in damage.
What Constitutes an Emergency Roof Repair?
If you notice a discoloring spot on your ceiling that may very well be the first sign that you see that the roof is leaking. This is not an emergency roof repair situation. However, if you notice the ceiling, sagging. This could indicate the water is collecting above the ceiling. The amount collecting has substantial weight causing the ceiling to sag. This is not only an emergency; it is an extremely dangerous situation.
There will come a time when the ceiling is going to collapse. If you observed this situation, you may want to get a large bucket and a screwdriver, placed the bucket beneath the sagging ceiling and gently work a hole at the lowest point on the sagging ceiling. The water will expel from the hole into the bucket, thereby alleviating the weight of the water on the ceiling.
What Should A Homeowner About Roof Storm Damage?
When you are faced with an emergency such as a windstorm, don’t overreact. The first person you may want to call is your insurance provider. They deal with these issues all the time and may have a roofing contractor that accepts their insurance payment.
If your emergency roof repair is not covered by insurance. You want to call a professional roof contractor that services your area. Do a little research, you want to connect with a reputable company. Many times, after a storm what I refer to as fly-by-night contractors come knocking on your door. They will tell you they can give you a great price. Because they happen to be working just a few blocks away and the crew can be over right away to fix your problem.
More than likely they will do poor quality work and you will never see them again. You Should deal with the local roofer in your area. Someone who lives on Long Island and has a reputation to safeguard. They will provide you with high quality work and ask you for a written review because they cherish and are proud of their reputation.
I would like to close with this little piece of advice unless you have roofing experience. Please do not attempt to repair your own roof. Do whatever it is you do best and let the roofer do what he does best. Climbing up on your roof putting yourself in a dangerous situation is not a good idea.
A professional roofing company has the expertise to evaluate the damage and has the equipment to do the roof repair easily. If you were to fall off your roof. That is a life-changing event that you want to avoid at all costs. Emergency Roof repair is easy for a professional roofing contractor and endangers for a homeowner.