The roof over your home serves as a shield against weather and is part of the security system that protects your family and all goods inside. When any kind of emergency occurs which compromises your roof’s ability to provide protection, you have a major problem that requires immediate attention.
This scenario has been prevalent this year, with housing along the East Coast being severely damaged by wind, rain, and flooding. To avoid catastrophe, there are some preparations you can make so that you aren’t faced with a worst-case scenario involving emergency roof repair.
Evaluate current condition
To begin your roofing emergency preparations, start by thoroughly evaluating the current condition of your roof. You need to know right away if there’s anything that’s particularly vulnerable to wind damage, heavy rain or hail. The best approach is to have a professional roofing contractor inspect the roof to be sure that nothing gets overlooked. Then, get any issues repaired as soon as you can.
Develop a storm plan
Once you have all known roofing issues repaired, start making a checklist of items you should be evaluated after a major storm has occurred, or during a regular six-month checkup. You should include things like missing or damaged shingles, evidence of water leaks inside or outside the home, missing vent cages or caps, clogged gutters, clusters of debris on the roof, cracked caulk around flashing, and other issues specific to your roofing system.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst
No matter how well you prepare, there will still be something you didn’t think of when a huge storm hits. After all, Mother Nature is far from predictable. That being the case, you should anticipate that you’ll need to make significant repairs after a storm hits. Have emergency protective materials available, like tarpaulins, plywood, plenty of nails and covers for interior furniture or other valuables.
Who to call for emergency roof repair
If all your preparations aren’t enough to get you safely through the crisis, your first call afterward should be to the emergency roof repair experts at Tri-County Roofing. The best way to minimize the impact of any roof damage you’ve suffered is to have the experts at Tri-County Roofing bring their expertise to your home for fast, effective repairs.Read: What You Can Do Now to Be Ready for Storm Damage to Your Roof