Emergency Roof Repairs
No matter how impervious you think your roof is, it is not indestructible. Emergencies can happen suddenly and without notice. They can be caused by unexpected natural disasters and other circumstances that are out of our control.
Roofs are a vulnerable part of a building when a natural disaster occurs. If the roof sustains damage from strong winds, hail, snow etc., it’s important to take action immediately and take decisive steps to protect yourself and the building you are in.
We provide Emergency Roof Repairs Services for:
- Flat roof repairs
- Butterfly roof repairs
- Gambrel roof repairs
- Gable roof repairs
- And more!
Call our 24/7 Emergency Roof Repairs line at (604) 593-1044
What Should you do in an Emergency Situation?
If you find yourself in an emergency situation, it’s better to wait until the natural disaster is over before addressing the damage. Performing repairs while the weather is unstable is dangerous and can cause additional issues. Objects on the roof that are made out of metal can attract lightning; winds can be so strong that they sweep people off buildings.
Before performing emergency roof repairs, it is necessary to conduct a thorough inspection to detect all of the damage and evaluate the needed repairs. This should be done during daylight hours in a stable environment.
Next Steps: Emergency Roof Repairs
Depending on the damage, your roof may require a small repair or an entire roof replacement. If the weather is still unstable, it’s possible to employ the following steps as a way to reduce the damage.
1. Locate the Leak
If the water continues to enter the building, it can cause serious structural damage. Try to locate the source of the leak and try to control the water that is entering. If your roof covering is over a layer of plywood, then keep in mind that water will generally travel from the entry point to the nearest joint, depending on how your roof slopes.
2. Minimize Interior Damage
A leak will pool at the ceiling until it finds a penetration point. This is usually a light fixture or a heat register. To minimize the damage, find the wettest area in the ceiling and poke a small hole in the middle. Then, use a bucket to collect the draining water.
3. Maintain the Situation until Help Arrives
Once you have located the point of entry, you can perform a temporary roof repair. This will include using roofing cement, roofing tape or a tarp.
These steps will help prevent further damage to your home until a professional Vancouver Roofing Contractor arrives.
Do you need Emergency Roof Repairs in Vancouver?
If you require emergency roof repairs, then call our 24/7 Emergency Roof Repair line at (604) 593-1044
When hiring a roofing contractor to perform emergency roof repairs, you will want to hire a local, reputable company with years of experience working on Vancouver roofs.