The roof is an essential component standing between the occupants and the elements. Homeowners rarely think about it, but the roof takes a beating almost every day. It often receives damage from wind, rain, storm, snow, hail and even the sunlight. The continuous damage it receives can weaken the structural integrity of your home.
Terrible weather and weakened roofs don’t go well together. At some point, you might find yourself tending to water damage that could affect your interior. When your roof can’t handle the beating from the severe weather, it could lead to problems such as contamination, bacteria and mold growth, and severe water damage to the house’s structure and foundation.
Sometimes, the water damage will not be easy to detect but just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. It might take several days or even weeks to notice, and the signs might not appear in ways you think it would.
Usually, it’s better to wait after the storm has passed to check for the signs of damage. When the weather clears, you have to inspect the attics and ceilings for water spots or check the roof for broken or missing shingles to avoid a bigger issue to appear later on.
Leaking roofs can be troublesome, and if signs of damage do appear, you should contact a roofing contractor immediately. Some homeowners might prefer to do it themselves, but it’s preferable to have someone with more knowledge and experience to avoid future mistakes or accidents.
But there would be situations where the roofing contractors wouldn’t be able to come and fix it right away, and the homeowner would force to repair themselves. In these times, it might be better to do it yourself as soon as possible before the leak destroys your home.
But remember that emergency roofing isn’t designed to repair the damage completely. It shouldn’t serve as a substitute for a repair job done by a professional. With that in mind, here is the infographic by Fahey which gives you tips on how to install emergency roofing.
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