Compromised siding and roofing systems can allow water inside the house. This is just one reason you should have your home inspected and immediately repaired after a storm. When your roof experiences damage due to weather extremes, make sure to contact a professional to have it checked as soon as possible.
Read on to get some tips on how to deal with roofing emergencies.
When Do You Need an Emergency Roof Repair?
Winds of at least 50 miles per hour (mph) are enough to tear shingles from your roof and expose the substrate. High winds may also fall on the roof and puncture the surface. It’s also possible for lightning to strike and put a hole on the roof.
When it’s safe outside, your roofers will visit your home and check the condition of your roof. They may also inspect your gutters to see if they have been affected by the storm. If the system has been significantly damaged, they will tarp the affected area until the weather clears, and they can safely assess the damage. Moreover, it may be more challenging for your roofers if your roof has been damaged by a fire. Fires can weaken the structural integrity of your roof, making it dangerous to access the system.
How to Deal With Roofing Emergencies
Firstly, don’t panic when you notice something wrong with your roof. Contact your insurance company and roofer for assistance. Be careful of who you hire to work on your home, especially after a weather event. Storm chasers take advantage of homeowners by skimping on materials, taking shortcuts or claiming that there’s something with your roof when there’s not. Before hiring anyone, do your research, read reviews, and ask for references.
Whether you need a roof or door replacement, Roof Masters is here to help. Call us at (301) 230-7663, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Rockville, MD.