Your roofing system, including the gutter installation and other supporting structures, protects your home against the elements. Modern roofs are designed to withstand a wide range of extreme weather conditions and resist common problems. However, there will be times when a roof can fail and need repairs. This happens more frequently as the roof ages. For the most part, roofing troubles can be fixed by a professional, provided that they are done so promptly.
It can be difficult to know when you need urgent repairs. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to always call your local roofers as soon as you see any sign of a roofing problem. That said, certain problems can be considered an emergency and here are a few tips from our experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting on how to handle a roofing emergency.
What Can Be Considered an Emergency?
Homeowners who have no experience in roof care and maintenance may not fully understand the seriousness of certain roofing problems. Because of this, you should always treat any roofing problem as an emergency and call your local roofing contractor right away. Leaks, for example, are serious and can be easy to spot. For other problems, the symptoms may not be readily visible so it’s best to have a professional inspect your roof.
Storm Damage Repairs
Storms can be particularly damaging to roofs. The problem is that roofers may not get to your roof immediately if the storm is still raging. While you wait for the weather to clear up, take this time to call your contractor and schedule a thorough inspection of the whole roof.
Certain types of emergency roof repair jobs can be covered by your insurance, provided you take good care of your roof. Check your coverage to ensure that your roof is protected and make sure to document everything in case you need to file a claim.
Emergency or not, our team at Pechacek’s General Contracting are your leading provider of roof repair, maintenance and installation services. Give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection or request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in River Falls, Hudson and other nearby areas in WI.