What to Do If You Need an Emergency Roof Repair

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What to Do If You Need an Emergency Roof Repair

What to Do If You Need an Emergency Roof Repair

Unpredictable weather in Minnesota can cause roof damage. This can happen during the extreme weather conditions in summer and winter. You may not be able to predict when and where it’ll happen, but you can rest assured that if something does happen, you aren’t alone, and there is something you can do.

Trinity Exteriors in Minnesota can provide emergency roof repair on your home in the event of an emergency to keep your roof from causing further damage to your home.

What Is an Emergency Roof Repair?

An emergency roof repair includes repairs to your roof that are extensive and dangerous. Trinity Exteriors, Inc. will assess the damage and perform necessary repairs to avoid further damage to your roof and the rest of your home.

We are available at a moment’s notice to come and help you in the event of an emergency. After that, we can help perform the full repairs to your roof once the emergency has passed.

How to Assess Roof Damage Safety?

The first step after roof damage is to remove your family from the home as safely as possible. Then, you will need to assess the damage as carefully as possible. Avoid using ladders and getting on your roof, as you may injure yourself. If you can, take pictures and notes from the ground, detailing as much as you can see.

What Should I be Looking For?

When assessing your storm damage, it’s important to know what to look for. Here are some signs of storm damage that may not be as obvious as others.

  • Brown spots on your ceiling
  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Visible light through roof boards
  • Leakages
  • Holes or punctures

What Else Can I Do?

If you are able, you can put a tarp over the damaged section of the roof to prevent further leaks. Pull the tarp down tightly over the damaged section and smooth it out as much as possible. Make sure it is installed over a ridge or tucked under the roofing material to keep it in place. You can also nail down the tarp and protect the nails with roofing cement.

When Do I Contact My Insurance Company?

Contact your insurance company right away after storm damage to your roof. This, in conjunction with calling an emergency roofing professional, can help the repair process along. The roofing company will provide a quote, which you will submit to the insurance company.

Make sure you document everything about your roof damage for your insurance company. Take pictures of everything you can see safely and submit them to your insurance.

Common Causes of Roofing Emergencies

There are several scenarios that can be considered a roofing emergency. Some of those include:

  • Fallen tree limbs
  • High winds tearing off shingles and roof decking
  • Ice dams
  • Improper installation
  • Delayed maintenance due to weather and UV radiation
  • Flashing failures
  • Leaks
  • Hail

If any of these things happen to you, there are three things to remember. First, do not go on the roof yourself. This is dangerous, and you could hurt yourself; let the experts do their work!

Second, cover the interior of the home with plastic sheeting to prevent leaks.

Third, only inspect your roof visually from the ground. Again, safety comes first.

What to Expect During Your Emergency Repair

If any of the above happens to you, remain calm. Call Trinity Exteriors, Inc. and let us know that you have a roofing emergency and need help. We’ll be out to your home quickly and ready to make repairs.

When Trinity Exteriors, Inc. arrives, we’ll thoroughly assess your roof and the damage and create a game plan for making emergency fixes.

Next, you’ll need to contact your home insurance company. They will need to know the extent of the damage and how much it will cost to repair it. From there, you can work with the roofing contractor to complete those repairs.

If you’re forced to vacate the house, then your insurance may be able to help cover those costs due to the roof damage.

Call Us Right Away for Emergency Roof Repair in MN

Trinity Exteriors, Inc. will be your partner through the whole process, and we’ll bring our professionalism and expertise to your home and the repairs that need to be made. You can check out our work and keep us in mind if something unexpected happens to your roof.

We’re ready and waiting! Call us today at 952-920-9520 or send us a message on our website for more information. 

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