The importance of the roof of your Austin home cannot be understated. It is what protects you and your family from our hot summers, and our chilly winters. When it comes to weather such as hail, wind, ice, fire, and even extreme temperatures, the roof is your first protection. When even a small portion of your roof becomes damaged, it can open you up to greater damage rather quickly. Still, in the event of a large storm, we want to provide you with these tips to keep you and your family safe.
There are a few common causes of roof damage that requires an emergency roof repair. As far as natural causes go; heavy rains, hailstorms, and wind damage can all cause roof damage and require a roof repair or shingle repair. Beyond natural causes, ignoring routine roof inspections and maintenance is far and away the most common issue that leads to the need for an emergency roof repair. When you have roofing experts like HD Roofing and Repairs in Austin there is no reason to avoid getting a FREE inspection of your roof every spring or fall. This will give you up-to-date information on the lifespan and durability of your roof, as well as allow the roofer to identify small problems which could become huge issues when the next big storm hits.
In any case, you are here because you probably need an emergency roofing repair now and are wondering what to do. Here are a few tips to help you out in this stressful time. Our most important tip is to just stay calm and know that the professional roofing contractors at HD Roofing and Repairs are here to provide you with everything you need, at an Honest and Dependable price.
Don’t Rush A Personal Inspection
– We understand. A lot of you are like us and your first instinct is to jump on the roof with your trusty hammer and see what the problem is. If your roof was damaged by a strong storm, we do not recommend climbing on your roof. High winds and slippery surfaces can create a risk of serious injury or even death. If this has happened to you in the middle of the night, wait until the sun has come up before you diagnose the issue. The need to solve the issue is strong, but no roof damage is worth your life. Always err on the side of caution. Give HD Roofing and Repairs a call and we will have an expert roofer out to your Austin home to determine the issue and solve your roofing problem.
Signs of Water Damage
– If you are seeing signs of water damage in your ceiling (usually through dark spots or staining) you may be able to safely enter your attic and find the roof leak. If you have found it, you might be able to use a tarp or even a trash bag depending on the size of the damage to block any water from coming in. Using a large bucket to collect a steady drip will also buy you time until you can get a roofing contractor to your home in Austin. Just as climbing on your roof in a storm can be dangerous, do not take any risks if considering going into your attic. If the storm is still going on and has already created this level of damage, it could further damage the structurally weakened roof, and harm you if you are up there. If the attic is inaccessible for whatever reason and there is water reaching the inside of your home, move any furniture and items away from the leaking area. This will keep them dry and in the event of any future damage, will keep debris from falling on your expensive belongings.
We’ve said it before but we feel it can not be overstated enough. In the event of serious roof damage, a roofing contractor will have the expertise to handle the situation. HD Roofing and Repairs is a locally owned and operated roofing company that has proudly served the Austin area for over 20 years. We plan on continuing our commitment to the Austin community for decades to come and are confident that we are the best roofer in Austin for your emergency roofing repair needs.
What Makes us 5 Star Roofers
Our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority. We go above and beyond to make sure that our customers are happy with our services, and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns. We believe in building long-lasting relationships with our customers and strive to provide them with the best possible experience.