There are a few things that every homeowner should know when it comes to leaky roofs and how to fix them; particularly when you live in an area that is prone to harsher weather that poses a threat. Typically, homeowner’s insurance will cover most of the costs concerning weather and leak damage to the roof. To help prevent further damage however, it is in the homeowner’s better interest to understand emergency roof repairs to prevent further damage and avoid the risk of having the claim rejected. Considering this, we at Big Ike’s Roofing Co would like to share a few things that every homeowner should know concerning the emergency roof repairs and replacement in the Greater Denver, CO area.
How to Put a Tarp on the Roof to Prevent Further Storm Damage
The best solution to prevent further damage in the event of emergency roof repair during or after a storm is tarping. With the use of a utility knife, measuring tape, a few 2×4’s, a hand saw, a staple gun, and 3 ¼” nails you can get the tarp down. Though this quick temporary fix to last through the storm sounds fairly easy, keep in mind that it is done a slippery, compromised roof that can be a dangerous. For emergency services, contact Big Ike’s Roofing Co or a professional in your area. Most tarp coverings will last about 90 days but it is vital to get the roof inspected by an expert as quickly as possible because the tarp is in no way comparable to the high-quality roofing materials.
Avoid Emergency Roofing Scams
When it comes to emergency roofing repair, though it is usually a chaotic and overwhelming experience, homeowners need to be wary of emergency roof repair scams. Notoriously showing up unannounced, roofing frauds known as “storm chasers” offer promises of low-cost roof repairs but once they have been paid, they do nothing for your roof and disappear. To prevent the scam, be sure to ask the roofing contractor for credentials such as valid license, insurance, and references. To complete the emergency roofing repairs, besides installing the tarp, the professionals generally wait for the weather to clear up in most instances in the interest of safety.
Flat Roof Repair & Replacement Options
In most situations, the emergency flat roof repair is very different from a pitched roof leak repair and can be done in the midst of a storm. As a patch over the roofing, the repairs involve a specifically designed sealing compound. There should be no interference with the sealing compound as it should work when wet to get by until after the storm passes. As a precaution, it is optimal for people that have a flat roof to have sealing compounds and other necessary products on hand. Though the flat roof is safer than a pitched roof, it is still important to remain cautious and careful and never do any patches when lightening or thunder is present. Once the emergency repairs are in place, the contractor will provide a permanent repair solution once the storm passes. Avoid DIY leak repairs because the wrong move, even seemingly minor, can have costly and dangerous consequences.
Roof Repair or Replacement
After a storm, it is important to schedule an inspection with a reputable roofing contractor as it can be hard to tell if repairs are sufficient or a new roof is needed. For example, shingle loss may or may not require a roof replacement. It depends on the number of shingles that have blown off and extent of the water damage as well as the age of the roof.
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For your emergency roof repair and replacement in Ann Arbor, Michigan and surrounding areas, call in the experts of Big Ike’s Roofing Co and let our qualified experts take care of all your roofing and related needs.