Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, and as such you can expect it to sustain some form of damage as time goes by, especially if you live in an area that sees strong storms every now and then. Unfortunately, there can be instances during stormy weather when your roof may face a roofing emergency. When this happens, many homeowners find themselves at a loss for what to do.
In this post, expert roofer Glam Roofing & Contracting, LLC discusses what homeowners can do in the event of a roofing emergency.
Control the Water Coming In
One of the tell-tale signs that say you’re facing a roofing emergency is water coming in your house through the roof. When this happens, experts recommend that you first try to control the water that coming in by finding out where the leak is coming from. While this task can be a bit difficult as the water source can be a few feet away from the drip or stain, it’s definitely something that’s possible to do.
Apply a Temporary Fix
After you’ve located the source of the leak, you can then apply a temporary fix for your roof. Depending on the severity of the leak, you can add solutions such as duct tape, patches, sealants or rubber sheets to the area the leak is originating from. However, you should only do this from inside your home, as any work that involves going up your roof should be left in the hands of an expert roofing company.
Call a Professional
After you’ve applied your temporary fix, call a roofing expert to get your roof fixed. While they can’t come out and fix the roof while it’s raining, they can apply a temporary fix to the exterior portions of your roof to minimize the damage it sustains. For safety purposes, only after the storm has passed will they return to your property to finally fix your damaged roof.
Are you looking for a roofing expert who offers a reasonable roof replacement estimate? Don’t hesitate to turn to Glam Roofing & Contracting, LLC, the leading professionals to approach when it comes to roof repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (404) 925-2266 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate.