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Emergency Roofing Repairs

12/22/2016
Emergency Roofing Repairs

Throughout the life of a roof, you may encounter some emergency repairs, especially after severe weather. Depending on how big or small the problem is, an immediate repair may be required to prevent extensive damage. Emergency repairs are often considered temporary and need to be as simple as possible to hold the damage over until roofing professionals are able to appropriately handle the situation. Generally, it is not advisable to attempt any repairs until the severe weather has subsided and caution should be exercised during inspection as the storms may have left the roof in a hazardous condition.

There are a few guidelines to keep in mind during emergency repairs. The first includes protecting the interior of the structure. This can be done through limiting the spread of water through using buckets or containers to collect any dripping liquid. Additionally, plastic sheets can help save any furniture or contents. Next, excess water should be removed from the roof through checking roof drains or clogged gutters. Lastly, you should locate the source of the roof leak.

The most important way you can prevent any potential costly repairs is through conducting inspections twice a year. Follow through with any recommendations for items of concern and take corrective action to complete repairs in a timely manner. If your roof is older or has gotten to the point where there are major problems, it would be wise to consider roof restoration or replacement. A roofing professional will be able to examine and determine what the best option is.

As a homeowner or facility executive, the primary goal of a roof is to protect the structure, its inhabitants, and the contents within. An optimum maintenance program will provide easy detection of problems and indicate when a roof may need to be replaced entirely. Whether you are faced with an emergency situation or would like to conduct thorough inspections before the first snowfall, contact MAC Construction & Roofing Inc. to help you with all your roofing needs!