How would you react if a hailstorm left gaping holes on your roof? How about if a tree branch fell and badly damaged your roof? Every roofing emergency calls for immediate action. After a storm, or after your roof has been damaged, call a roofing contractor as soon as possible. If roof damages are left unrepaired, the problems could worsen.
Here’s what you need to in certain emergencies involving your roof:
The first thing that you need to do is to keep calm. The worst thing that could happen is not being able to know what to do next when the unthinkable happens. Always focus and keep a calm mind. It is important to be able to react quickly when roof emergencies happen.
Call your local roofer
After the roofing incident, call one of your local roof repair contractors. This will expedite the roof repairs. The sooner you call the roofer, the faster they could get to your home and inspect the roof. However, be sure that you already took your time in selecting the roofer to call. There are roofers that will take advantage of people during such times. These storm chasers must be avoided at all costs. Storm chases will try to convince you to get roof repairs done right away for a steep price. Although it does not apply to all roofer, it’s good to be aware that these kinds of people exist.
Wait for the roofer to arrive – and don’t think about DIY repairs!
It may be tempting to just get up the roof, do your own repairs, and be done with it. However, doing your own roof repair is dangerous. It is even more dangerous when the damage has been caused by something like strong winds, a hailstorm, or a fallen tree. In any case, avoid doing your own roof repairs as such tasks require skill, knowledge, and proper equipment.
What will the roofer do?
Roofers need to first assess the situation. They will carefully inspect the roof and determine the damage. They won’t get to work and perform roof repair right away. The inspection must be done carefully since the roof might cave in or fall apart. In some cases, the roofer will use a drone to visually inspect the roof. This is the easiest way to get a close-up view of the roof without setting foot on it.
What can I do to prevent roof damage?
There is really no concrete method of protecting your roof against the wrath of Mother Nature. However, you can lessen the damage by doing the following:
- Pruning nearby trees and trimming any overhanging branches that could fall on the roof.
- Keeping the roof maintained. Always schedule a roof inspection to make sure your roof is in top condition.
- Call NMB Roofing Pros to repair any damages. Don’t let any unlicensed roofer do task such as repairs, inspection, and even installation and upgrades.
Does your roof have issues? Don’t let your roofing problems worsen. Call NMB Roofing Pros for top-quality roofing services. You may reach us at (843) 491-6382.
NMB Roofing Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582