A strong wind, a fallen tree branch, or just a leak that’s only been discovered lately: these constitute what experts call roofing emergencies. Dealing with an unexpected issue with your roof is never an easy task but it’s a lot more manageable if you know how to handle it properly. Here are a few tips from our team of roofing experts.
Stay Calm and Assess the Situation
The worst thing you can do when there’s a roofing emergency is panic. Pause and take your time to assess the situation. Figure out where leaks are coming from, note them down and take pictures if you can. The more information you can relay to our team, the sooner we can figure out the best way to deal with the issues.
Minimize the Damage
There’s not much you can do with a leaky roof, but you can usually find a few ways to minimize the damage. If you see that a missing tile or missing piece of metal causes the emergency, cover the damaged part with a board or a tarp. This way, you can reduce the amount of water coming inside your home until professional roofers arrive at the scene and provide a more permanent fix.
Don’t Take the DIY approach
Emergency roof repairs require considerable experience and the right tools. If you try to perform repairs on your own, there’s a good chance that your fix either won’t hold long enough or provide any meaningful results. Furthermore, there’s no telling if other parts of the roof were compromised and you risk walking over a weakened roof. It’s much better to stay safe and wait for our specialists to arrive at the scene.
Check Your Insurance
One way to minimize roof-related expenses during an emergency is to file a claim with your insurance provider. However, you have to file it as soon as possible since delaying the claim could cause your provider to file the issue as a result of neglect. It also helps to have your claims backed up by an assessment from a professional roofing company like us.
Get great emergency roof services from the best in the area. ProCraft Exteriors is the leading roof maintenance company in the state of Florida. Please do not hesitate and call us at (239) 288-2677. We are always happy to help.