The enemy of any roofing system is extreme weather as it is the leading cause of roof damage. In the first part of the Roof Emergency Guide Blog, we’ll discuss the steps each homeowner should take when faced with major damage from heavy rainfall.
Before anything else, you must calm down to think clearly and refrain from making common mistakes when dealing with emergency repairs. This includes hiring storm chasers or doing the repairs on your own. Here are the three C’s you should observe when facing this situation.
Clean Up Debris
Roof damage is bound to be messy. The mess could come from loose shingle granules, detached shingles and other debris you’re likely to find on your roof and all over your yard. You should remove the mess to keep your house neat and clear from any danger. There is a safety hazard associated with roof debris since objects like nails and other sharp roof components may be lying around your yard.
Check for Leaks
Afterwards, check if your roof is leaking by getting inside the attic. You’ll find tiny shafts of light coming through the roof if there are holes. A heavy storm has the tendency to puncture a roof, especially if your shingles are badly damaged. Although it could be tempting to fix the leaks on your own, it’s always better to entrust the job to professional roofers.
The longer you allow water to enter through the roof undetected, the more likely your roof will suffer from water damage. It could also lead to mold and mildew formation, discolored ceilings and walls, and clumped attic insulation.
Call Your Roofing Contractor
Once you’ve gotten your home settled, it’s time to call for emergency roof repair services. You should also file an insurance claim after having your contractor take a look at the condition of your roof.
Willi Roofing is here to help you with any emergency roof repairs you need. You can call us at (512) 504-7900 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form for a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Austin, TX.