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How To Take Care of Roof Damage in Stormy Weather

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Blue tarp on roof A quick tarp on the roof will prevent water from coming into the home

Here is a common situation that many homeowners face every year: a storm sweeps through their area and causes significant roof damage just as another storm system arrives. Without quick help, the next period of stormy weather will cause even more damage to the home in Little Italy, CA. During this time period, it will probably be difficult to get a roofing contractor to come out to the property and make the needed repairs. One solution is to call for the help of a storm mitigation team in the local area. Trained technicians are used to working in emergency situations and are more likely to arrive on the scene in a matter of hours.

A Temporary Fix

When roof damage is sudden and severe, a temporary fix can reduce any additional damage to a property. A quick board up or a tarp over the roof will prevent water from coming into the home and spoiling insulation. The benefits of this approach are numerous:

  • It gives the property owner peace of mind
  • It allows them to stay in their home
  • It is quick and inexpensive
  • It prevents additional damage
  • It allows for future roof repairs

Wind damage can rip off shingles and leave a property vulnerable to incoming storms. A temporary fix can be a suitable solution at times.

A Permanent Solution
When the situation permits, the homeowner will want to take care of the roofing situation once and for all. This could be in the form of a quality roof repair or it could call for a complete roof replacement. If the roof damage has allowed significant water to enter the home, restoration services will be needed. This includes drying out areas that received moisture and checking for signs of mold growth. Experienced technicians will also replace or restore structural items that were harmed as a result of water damage. When everything is fixed and repaired, the homeowner should be able to face the next storm with confidence.

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