Your roof is your home’s primary line of defense against bad weather. If it sustains damage during a storm, you need to know what to do. In today’s article, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, one of the top roofing and window companies in our local area, explains what you need to know about emergency roof repairs.
What to Do During a Roofing Emergency
Water from a roof leak can reach many parts of your home, causing serious damage. The first thing you need to do is to call a reputable roofing contractor for an inspection and temporary repair. Even small leaks can be a big problem. A reputable roofing contractor will visit your home as soon as possible and then perform some quick, temporary repairs to minimize the water damage.
For example, your roofing contractor will most likely perform tarping. As an expert in roofs and replacement windows, we perform tarping because it can minimize the damage to a leaking roof. Please don’t attempt to do this yourself as it is dangerous work that should only be left to an experienced professional.
Make sure not to panic. The damage to your roof has been done, so it’s time to trust your contractor. Once the storm has subsided, document the damage to your house via photographs and then contact your insurance company. Follow their instructions and recommendations. Beware of unsolicited contractors who knock on your door and offer to fix your roof. It’s very likely that they are storm chasers trying to take advantage of panicking homeowners.
V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding can help you with all of your roof and window replacement needs because of our decades of experience and excellent craftsmanship. We house a diverse team of professionals, so we can help local homeowners with all of their home improvement needs. Our company has been in business since 1965, so we have the experience and expertise to handle any kind of project. Call us at (203) 639-1634 to learn about our services and products. You can also get a free estimate.