If you are a homeowner, then you know that proper maintenance of both the interior and exterior of your home are important and necessary responsibilities that you assume. And when it comes to your home’s roof, addressing roofing damage by getting it repaired quickly is not a luxury. No matter the cause of a roof problem – from severe storm damage that may cause emergency roof leaks that need repair, to simply having an older roof that is wearing out – it is important to address these concerns right away for several reasons, including:
#Roof shingle damage
During a severe storm that is accompanied by heavy rain, wind, snow, and/or hail, it is possible that shingles may become damaged or blow off your home. Because damaged shingles compromise the integrity of your roof, you will want to get your roof looked at and repaired as soon as possible. However, do not think that it is unnecessary for you to repair or replace roofing shingles just because you have not experienced any severe weather in your area. When your roof is exposed to sunlight, rainfall, hot or cold temperatures over time, it is inevitable that the roof will become weathered at some point. And even without a lot of sun, rain, heat, or cold, just the mere age of a roof can result in shingles that deteriorate or crack.
#Structural damage to the roof
This damage could be caused by heavy rain, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, strong winds, lightning, fallen trees, and even animals. No matter what the cause may be, if there is structural damage to your roof, you’ll need to call in qualified contractors to address the problem, so they can identify and repair the damage to the roof itself, as well as repair (or replace) anything structural underneath the roof that may compromise its integrity.
#Mold and mildew
When you have an emergency roof leak, it needs to be repaired immediately. Why? One word: mold. Allowing moisture to collect in one area makes it a breeding ground for mold. And if you or anyone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other breathing-related medical condition, mold can exacerbate the problem. Even if you don’t have anyone in your household with preexisting conditions, living in a house with mold and breathing it in, day in and day out, could eventually lead to health issues for you and your loved ones.
#Other interior damage
In addition to mold, a leaky roof that does not receive timely repair can ruin the walls, flooring, carpets, furniture, ceilings, and more. Plus, if a leak goes undetected for long periods of time, the ceiling may be compromised and could even collapse, creating even more damage to the inside of your home – not to mention putting the personal safety at risk of anyone present in the home when the ceiling collapses.
What To Do When You Have Roofing Damage That Needs To Be Repaired
First, if the roof gets damaged in the middle of a storm, do not attempt to do anything to the roof during the actual weather event. Otherwise, you are putting your personal safety at risk. Instead, remain calm and situate yourself in a safe area of your home as best you can until the storm is over. In the event that the damage to your roof and home is so severe that you may be in danger if you continue to stay in the home, evacuate and seek safe shelter elsewhere.
Next, contact your homeowner’s insurance company. They can walk you through the process, schedule a time for an adjuster to visit and assess the damage, as well as let you know what is and is not covered by your policy. For example, if your home is uninhabitable, then your insurance may cover a hotel stay up to a certain amount of days and/or up to a certain room rate amount.
Finally, contact an insured roofing contractor that you trust. “Storm chasers” who are out to make a quick buck are very real, and you want to work with someone who can help with quality repair and installation – not just someone who’s after your money.
A reputable company will be able to assess and prioritize which repairs need to be completed. They can also work with your insurance company, as well as take care of any emergency, stop-gap measures that need to be taken until they complete the full installation or roof repair. For example, if you have a gaping hole in your roof, and more storms are on the way, your roofing contractor can tarp off the area to prevent further damage to the roof and to your home’s interior.
Roof Repair in Maryland
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