Just like your exterior doors or the walls of your home, your roof protects you from animals, elements, and would-be intruders. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, however, your roof might not be able to adequately protect you. Keep reading for an overview of the steps for managing a roof repair emergency.
Stay Calm and Collected
An emergency is a hectic situation by definition, but it helps to stay as cool and calm as possible so that you can make the most appropriate decisions. This will allow you to assess your emergency reasonably and call for assistance. You may be inclined to panic when a tree falls onto your home, but this will not undo the damage. Instead, take a minute to find a trustworthy and reputable roofing company to help you with your emergency.
Find a Professional Repair Company
Unfortunately there are many companies in business today that take advantage of homeowners who panic due to their emergency circumstances. This is why it is ideal to have a working relationship with your roofing company before disaster strikes. If your roof repair emergency stems from a major storm or severe weather, your roofer may not dispatch workers until the storm subsides; this is done to keep workers safe, but they may also be unable to provide much assistance while the storm rages on. In the case of fire or water damage, workers will typically arrive sooner.
Assess the Damage
While you wait for your roofing company to arrive, evaluate the damage that has been done to your house. Check for any leaks that may have sprung during the storm or other event. This can help you avoid extensive water damage and mold growth in the future.
For more information about how to handle a roof repair emergency, feel free to call West Coast Roofing at (520) 241-2556. We are proud to offer both residential and commercial roofing services, and we are happy to help you with your emergency. If you would like to learn more about our roofing company, please do not hesitate to visit our website.