It’s important to know what to do in the face of unexpected situations like damaged residential roofing after a storm. In most cases, a leaking roof is definitely a sign your roof was damaged by an extreme weather event. To help you deal with such situations, Any Weather Roofing, your residential roofing contractor, gives you some tips on what to do.
What to Do About Leaks During Storms
First of all, you need to remain calm. If water starts leaking in the middle of a storm, and you call a contractor, the contractor will wait for the storm to subside before fixing your roof. After all, the contractor also has to look after workers’ safety. Plus, they can’t do their work properly during a storm.
In the meantime, you can place buckets under the leaks to catch dripping water. However, it is important that you don’t try to fix the leaks yourself. You might injure yourself or even worsen the already existing damage by doing so.
Fixing Leaks After Storms
Once your roofer gets to your home, your contractor will do a quick emergency roof repairs to prevent any further damage. And even if there are no leaks in your roof after storms or hail, it’s still prudent to have your roof inspected by your contractor just to prevent any issues from getting worse. If you find any of these signs on your roof, you need to have your roof inspected as soon as possible.
Torn Shingles – This means that part of your roof is already exposed. If left unattended, water might enter the exposed and parts, and cause further damage.
Clogged gutters – The foliage and other debris jammed in gutters can hamper the flow of rainwater, causing it to overflow. Water run-off is problematic because it can seep into your roof or siding, causing additional damage.
If you need to have your roof fixed, you can contact residential roofing contractor Any Weather Roofing’s offices in Kentucky, Dayton and Florida by calling (859) 286-6400, (937) 956-0200 and (850) 588-4756, respectively. You can also schedule a roof inspection by filling out this form