Your roof sits over your home protecting your belongings, keepsakes, and family history, it is arguably one of the most important parts of your home.
You probably change your air filter monthly, and never dump grease down the drain, nor keep gas cans in the garage near a flame, but when was the last time you took a close look at your roof?
In this blog, we delve into the proactive measures necessary to tackle emergency roof repairs head-on. From the importance of regular roof inspections to identifying and addressing issues promptly, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to ensure your home remains resilient against unforeseen roofing challenges.
Discover expert insights on emergency roof repair strategies that empower you to take control, protect your investment, and maintain peace of mind in the face of any roofing crisis.
You aren’t alone if you’ve seldom considered checking your roof, in fact, how does someone check the roof? The National Association of Contractors and Builders suggests a visual inspection of your roof twice a year, and a professional inspection every 3 to 5 years.
Regular roof inspections can identify issues before they become potentially major problems. Catching damage and leaks early may also limit very costly repairs caused by damage and leaks that have gone on for too long.
- Make sure there are no leaves or debris on your roof.
- Make sure all trees and bushes are trimmed back away from your roof.
- The perfect angle to visually inspect the shingles is from the ground, at this angle you can see if the shingles are peeling up.
- Check for visual cracking of the shingles.
- Check for discoloring or staining of the shingles.
- Go up in your attic and look for wood that looks discolored, often this is a sign of moisture which will lead to rot and even mold.
- From inside your home visually inspect your interior ceilings to ensure there are no water stains, particularly in the corners and edges.
- Check your floors along the wall to ensure there are no signs of water penetration.
If you find anything that doesn’t look right, immediately contact your local roofing company, G & A Certified South Roofing offers free roof inspections.
What if there is damage
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 39% of insurance claims are related to wind and hail damage, and 23% of insurance claims are related to water damage. The average claim for either scenario runs around $12,500, and according to the Institute, the greatest way to mitigate that expense is a quick and thorough response.
G & A Certified South Roofing has decades of experience understanding how to identify potential causes of damage. We often find roof damage a relatively simple fix that is inexpensive and easy to resolve.
Frequently, we find that it is not your roof and that there is a plumbing problem or gutter issue. When we do find significant problems, we have the expertise and experience to guide you through the various options to mitigate the roofing damage as quickly as possible.
The most important thing to not do is ignore it. Ignoring visual signs of leaks will inevitably lead to extensive and costly repairs. Repairing or replacing a roof might be expensive, but adding the replacement of interior walls, ceilings, flooring, and even irreplaceable keepsakes is far more expensive.
Navigating Roof Emergencies
Roof emergencies come in a variety of circumstances, a tree falls on the home, high winds lift shingles off your roof, you have a hailstorm, or some other natural disaster. The very first thing to do is make sure everyone is safe, and if necessary, evacuate the home.
Ideally, you already have a roofer who has previously inspected your roof, call them regardless of the time of day. G & A Certified South Roofing has 24-hour emergency service to ensure we are there when you need us.
In some instances, your insurance company should be called immediately. If there is a question, we can help you make that determination by offering a realistic scope of damage following our first inspection.
Our job is to protect you, we work with private adjusters to ensure that the insurance company adjusters are accounting for all damages correctly. In most cases, the insurance company is your advocate, but occasionally they miss something that could result in thousands of dollars out of your pocket.
G & A Certified South Roofing is a trusted community partner with decades of experience helping homeowners navigate challenging times related to their roof damages and roof replacement, you can count on us.
G & A Certified South Roofing – Your 24/7 Partner for Emergency Roof Repairs and Weather Resilience
When severe weather strikes, leaving urgent roof repair needs, being equipped with the right knowledge and professional assistance is vital to mitigating expenses.
From understanding roof damage implications to properly accessing roof leaks, preemptive action can significantly reduce potential expenses.
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