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					Dealing With Storm Damage Repair

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Summary:
Paying for good storm damage repair is absolutely essential in
maintaining the integrity of your home, and having the storm damage
repair done quickly is also vital.


Keywords:
Storm Damage Repair, storm damage


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The roof is the one part of a house that really protects occupants
against the elements. Wind, rain, snow, sun and any inclement weather is
constantly beating down on the roof of your house and this combination
can have dire effects. Using a quality roofing firm and superior roofing
materials means that you will be protected from all but the harshest of
these conditions. However, when the weather really strikes, there is very
little we can do to ensure the integrity of our roof. Storm damage repair
can be costly, however, it is much cheaper than leaving it to get worse
and worse.

Why you shouldn’t do storm damage repair yourself

Regardless of the quality of your roofing and how well you look after it,
certain circumstances invariably lead to damage that must be replaced as
quickly as possible to avoid further, much more costly damage to the roof
and to the structure of the home itself. Paying for good storm damage
repair is absolutely essential in maintaining the integrity of your home,
and having the storm damage repair done quickly is also vital. Small
cracks or holes can quickly lead to bigger problems so you should get a
quote from a trusted and respected company as soon as you possibly can.

Very few people really know anything about storm damage repair and unless
you have been in the unfortunate circumstance of needing it done it is
unlikely you will know where to start. Attempting storm damage repair
yourself can prove more costly than paying a professional to complete the
job properly. Obviously, though, you will want to stop the rain and the
wind from getting inside the house and if the storm has hit several
houses in your area it may be a short while before you can get a roofer
to come and fix your problems.

Temporary storm damage repair

Temporarily you might want to consider securely fixing some tarpaulin
over any holes. It is important that you do this very securely and that
you don’t leave any gaps, no matter how small the gaps may be. If you do
leave even a small hole then the wind can easily get underneath the
tarpaulin and rip it up taking yet more of the roof with it. You should
fix the tarpaulin to the outside of your roof because while fixing it
inside may prevent it from catching in the wind, rain will collect and
run into the house, making your temporary storm damage repair useless.

Adequate temporary storm damage repair

The tighter you can pull the tarpaulin over the hole the better, so
tightly secure one end and then gradually move around pulling it tight
and securing it in place with plenty of roofing nails. If you get it
tight enough with no holes there is no reason that you will take on
further leaks while you wait for a professional roofing contractor to
come out and complete the required storm damage repair. Bear in mind that
full storm damage repair will first involve a thorough checkup of the
whole roof and simply fixing the holes that have appeared might not be
the full picture of what is required.

Steven Briesemeister who is the owner of http://www.roofer911.com has 33
years experience in all types of roof repair problems and new roof
installation for residential and commercial accounts.

				
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