Emergency Roof Repairs in Houston: How To Stop Further Damage
Any roof can be susceptible to storm damage but the most common is asphalt shingles, and consequently the material most homeowners choose. During high wind gust like Houston experiences during tropical storms can leave your shingles curled, curl, or even missing creating the perfect scenario for interior water leaks. Asphalt shingles can also have their granules ripped off. The asphalt granules on your shingles are what protects the roof from UV ray damages and extreme heat, which Harris County residents are no stranger to dealing with. Anytime you are faced with a roof that has faced storm damages you want to have it repaired right away to protect the structural integrity of the roof and prevent the issue from becoming more severe. However, what does one do if after a severe storm there are no Houston roofing companies available? Just recently Hurricane Nicolas left roofs impacted with fallen trees and flying debris and finding a roofer who was not already handling other disasters was like looking for a needle in a haystack especially one who is on call 24 hours a day. This is why EDR Roofing has created action steps you can take now to stop further roof damages from occurring after a storm.
How To Tarp Your Roof
Storms never happen when its convenient so if a storm occurs in the middle of the night the idea situation would be to locate a Houston roofing company that is open around the clock, of you can’t find one depending on the severity of the issue you want to get a tarp on your home just as quickly as you can, remember safety is always your top priority. The best way to tarp your roof is to make sure the tarp extends 3 inches all the way around the perimeter of the damage. Once you have it laid out you want to pull it just as tightly as you can before nailing it to the fascia board then take roofing cement and cover the head of the nail to create a watertight seal. This will prevent any further damages from water seeping inside the home until you have had the chance to find a roof repair company to come out for an inspection
Houston Roof Inspection; Determine What Roof Repairs Your need
As soon as your able you want to find a repair specialist who can offer a free roof inspection to tell you what roof repairs are in order. Most Houston roofing companies offer free inspections. If you can not find someone then you want to take a pair of binoculars and head across the street to get a better view. Look for things such as broken or cracked shingles or any blistering or bubbling. Make sure whomever you choose that you ask these questions.
Read our list of questions to ask a roofing contractor
What To Do If Your Roof Needs More Than Repairs? Consider A Metal Roof!
If a storm left, you are needing a roof replacement you may want to consider a metal roof instead of covering it with the previous materials. Metal roofs provide Houston homeowners several benefit that other roofing materials lack such as:
Defense against wind: Metal roofs passed a wind uplift test earning a 140 mile per hour wind rating according to the metal roofing alliance and some metal roofs can withstand gust of up to 180 miles per hour, double the speed of Hurricane Nicolas which was only 95 mph.
Humidity Resistant: Living in one of the country’s worst areas for high humidity, many roofs in Houston suffer from moss, mold, algae, and other fungi but not to worry metal roofs detour these issues and if your roof does get mold, you can easily remove it.
Impact Damages: No roof is entirely resistant to storm damage from fallen tree limbs, but metal roofs do have the highest impact resistant rating (class 4) granted by Underwriters Laboratory.
Bottom line Houston can benefit from less storm damage roof repairs and a higher quality of roof with metal, but our team happily offers a variety of roof replacement should roof repairs are not enough.
Houston Affordable Roof Repair Service
For professional help with your roof due to storm damage or simple wear and tear, Emergency Disaster Relief (EDR) Roofing can help. Our team has over a decade of experience and an A + rating with the Better Business Bureau. In addition to providing service in Houston we also serve Katy, Conroe, Pearland, and Richmond TX. Our roof inspections are free of charge and we can have someone out the same day better yet were available whether a storm hits at one o’clock in the afternoon or one am in the morning, so if you need a reliable, professional, and affordable roof repair or roof replacement contact us to get the process started. Call 832-791-9060