When it comes to roofing contractors and emergency roof repair in Raleigh, NC, Housetop Roofing can’t be beaten. We ensure that your roof is done right by hand, nailing all of the shingles, using only in-house employees, and having a foreman on site. We don’t stop with our quality work: We also offer many home improvement services that provide the same quality.
Winter Roof Repair
Ice and freezing rain can lead to trees falling, causing damage to people’s homes, especially their roofs. If this happens to you, be sure to call a local roofing contractor right away to have the damage repaired; if you’re in the Raleigh, NC, area, call Housetop Roofing to come out and help you fix your roof.
If a snowstorm damages your roof, don’t panic. First, call your local roofing contractor; if the storm is still going on, they will have to wait until it subsides to safely repair your roof. Next, call your insurance contractor and let them know what happened. Above all, don’t try to repair the roof yourself, especially in the middle of a storm– that’s super risky!
While you wait for the roofers to arrive, you can minimize the damage to the inside of your roof by removing your items from the area. You can also place buckets to catch leaking water and use tarps to protect your home’s interior. Remember, use caution when doing so, as debris could still fall from your roof and injure you.
For future prevention, trim trees close to your roof and have routine maintenance performed on your roof. However, remember that even with the best-laid plans, Mother Nature sometimes has her own plan, and damage happens.
Emergency Roof Repair
Hurricane season here in North Carolina can be unpredictable, and the unexpected can happen with severe weather. If you have an emergency repair, like a free falling through your roof or a branch breaking a window, be sure to give us a call ASAP, but in the meantime, there are some steps you can take to keep your family and your home safe.
If a window breaks in the middle of a storm, you’ll want to cover it up immediately to prevent rain and yard debris from entering your home. Get a piece of plywood, or if you don’t have that on hand (which many people won’t), then you can break down a cardboard box and use that to cover the window. Also, be sure to wear shoes when doing so, so as not to step on broken glass. Once you’re done covering the window, be sure to sweep up any broken glass.
If a tree falls through your roof, the first thing that you want to do is to remove everyone from that area of the home. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to leave home altogether. Don’t try to move the tree from your home. Instead, once you know everyone is safe, call emergency services to come out and assess the situation.
Next, call your home insurance contractor and inform them of the damage. After that, you’ll call a roofing contractor to come out and fix the damage.