When Is A Roof Problem Classified as an Emergency?


Your roof is an essential part of your home as it protects you, your family and your belongings from the elements. As a homeowner, you want to make sure that your roof is durable and well-protected against these issues. However, it can sometimes be confusing for a homeowner whether or not the issues they’re encountering can be considered an emergency, especially if it’s their first time encountering it. 

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In today’s post, your roof replacement specialist, Carolina Home Specialists share when you can classify a roof problem as an emergency that warrants a call to your local emergency roofer.

What Should I Do About the Damage?

The first thing to remember when you encounter roof damage is to keep calm and don’t panic. Contact your insurance provider and local roofing company to request assistance. Be mindful of storm chasers that are present to take advantage of your situation and panic. Be sure to do band-aid repairs or minor patchwork to prevent further damage to your home and keep your chances of getting insured intact. Once your roofing contractor has secured the damage, carefully consider your repair or replacement options before moving forward.

What Kind of Damage Needs Emergency Repairs?

In most cases, damage that requires the assistance of an emergency roofer includes severe weather events, animal infestation, or fire. For instance, a wind that goes 50 miles per hour has the force to create uplifts that are strong enough to tear roofing shingles. It could even throw branches onto your roof if you have trees in your area. Lightning strikes are another concern that could cause fires and damage other parts of your home. Animal infestations such as raccoons chewing through old wood and leaving gaps in your roof, putting your home at risk of leaks are another cause of concern as well.

What Happens During an Emergency Repair?

In the event of a storm, we’ll gather a team of emergency roofers once the situation has stabilized to go to your area. In case of a fire, we’ll mobilize to your home and do our best to bring your home in a water-tight condition. In this situation, our workers and your safety are our utmost priority so we’ll wait for the area to settle down before we approach your roof to ensure that everyone is safe and we can tackle your roofing problems safely.

Here at Carolina Home Specialists, we offer high-quality home improvement materials and services that enhance your home’s beauty and functionality for the years to come. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with satisfaction and quality workmanship after every project we accomplish. We also offer storm damage to roof repairs as well. Call us today at (336) 740-9915.

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When Is A Roof Problem Classified as an Emergency?

Carolina Home Specialists is a premier exterior home improvement service company serving the Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Chapel Hill communities in North Carolina. We also serve many surrounding communities.

If you’re in the Triad area and need a design consultant, please consider reaching out to our local roofing, windows, siding, gutters, decking, and fencing installation specialists. We’d love to help!

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