What to Do in Case of a Roof Emergency


For homeowners, any roofing issue is an awful thing to deal with. However, roofing emergencies can be worse because of the urgency of the situation and the potential extent of damage. In these unfortunate circumstances, remember that there are steps that you can take to mitigate the problem and ensure the safety of your home.

Bone Dry Roofing, a trusted Fort Wayne roofing company, shares some essential information that you should keep in mind during a roofing emergency.

What Is Considered a Roofing Emergency?

One of the first things that you should consider is whether the circumstances really do qualify as a roofing emergency. Typically, when your roof is compromised, it’s likely to be followed by water infiltration. Watch out for leaks as these can cause interior and structural damage, and call your roofer ASAP if leaks suddenly appear in your home. Keep in mind, most roofing companies charge a minimum fee for emergency service, which is another important reason to ask your self – is this truly an emergency?

What Can You Expect From Roofers After Placing a Call for Emergency Repairs?

Roofing contractors usually wait for the storm to subside before mobilizing their team. This is to ensure the safety of their workers. Also, there’s really nothing they can do when there’s still heavy rain, high wind, and lightning. Going to your home right away will only expose them to certain hazards.  That said, you can ask what they can recommend you to do while waiting for them to arrive. Describe your situation as best as you can. And if you suspect that you will also be needing gutter replacement, you might want to let them know about such concerns, too. 

What Is Tarping?

Tarping, or covering the damage to your roof with a waterproof tarp, is generally considered the best way to prevent additional roof damage. This is best done by a professional as DIY tarping can result in major mistakes. It would also be unsafe and difficult for you to get up on your roof and cover the damaged section with tarp. Bone Dry Roofing is one of the most trusted residential roofing contractors in the area. We are a family-owned business that prioritizes quality and customer satisfaction above anything else. Call 260-267-6189 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.




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