Repairing A Storm Damaged Roof
Roof damage can be caused by a variety of different events but is usually due to one of the following: a) A big storm, b) A strong windstorm, c) A fire. This damage can be very obvious and huge. However, what is more dangerous, are those small damaged areas that we do not catch right away. As the damage goes without being repaired, water will be entering the building and slowly rot the building materials. This can also cause other issues, such as mold growth. Water within the attic area can be very dangerous and cause all kinds of issues. Typically, such water enters through a damaged area of the roof.
If you have had a current storm and feel that your roof might have sustained damage, you should contact a roofing contractor for a roof inspection. While many people think they are qualified to determine if their roof has sustained damage, you really should rely on a professional. Call Lucas Roofing today and we would be happy to assist you with a roof inspection to determine if your roof has endured any damage from a storm.
How to Repair a Leaking or Cracked Roof
While repairing a leaking or cracked roof, it is essential to make sure that you have the right tools for the job. These tools range from tarps to scaffolding and different kinds of screws and nails. Residential roof repairs should be left to the professionals, but during a crisis situation, sometimes you might have to tarp your roof until help can arrive. This often happens when there is a natural disaster where many roofs in the area are damaged. Local roofing companies can be overwhelmed during these times. However, be sure that you hire a local company and not someone that is from out of town.
Hiring a Local Roofing Company
You want to hire a local company to assist you with your roof repair. This is because there are what we call “storm chasers” out there. These are companies that pop up after severe storms. They typically are from out of town and don’t have any reason to provide you with the proper services. Your roof will be repaired, but perhaps not properly. When the roofing systems start to fail, you will not be able to find the company
Essentially, they do a shoddy job, take the money, and run. As opposed to a local company that is around for years to come.
Lucas Roofing is a local roofing company that backs all of our roofs. If there is an issue and the roof starts to fail prematurely, we will take the time to come back and see what the issue might be. We will be here for further roof inspection in the future and can assist you in deciding what roof would be best for your situation.
Get a Roofing Inspection
If there has been a major storm in your area, you should call for a roofing inspection from a qualified roofing contractor. If damage is found, you need to call your insurance company as quite often this is covered by your homeowners’ insurance. Your insurance company will most likely need to send out an adjuster to assess the damages.
We work with homeowners to ensure they get the roof repair they need. We also take the time to go over with you what we found during the inspection. Some roofs cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced due to extensive damage or age. We will discuss this with you and come up with the best solution for our problem. Call Lucas Roofing today for your free estimate.