Emergency roof repair services
When thinking about your roof, it is rare to think about the services open to you when in need of emergency roof repair services. With your local roofers, like 12 Stones Roofing in La Porte & Baytown, TX, always prepared to offer you roofing related services such as emergency roof repair, it is a good idea to know what that means. So what can a company like ours offer you when emergency roof repairs are needed. In the unfortunate event that the service is needed, emergency roof repair can:
- Temporarily repair immediate damages that compromise your roof
- Cover holes that would open up the interior of your roof to rainwater and various pests
- Evaluate if the roof damage makes your home unsafe
- Advise on further steps to take for permanent and long lasting repairs
How the emergency repair service process works is that when you call us, 12 Stones Roofing will send out roofers at the moment it is safe for them to climb up onto your roof and engage the situation that has been thrown onto you. We use techniques and materials that will stop the immediate issue, temporarily making your roof viable until roofers can make longer lasting repairs. Furthermore, after those temporary repairs are carried out, we would advise you on your next steps in order to not only fix your roof, but to improve upon it. If you are in need of emergency roof repairs, call 832-815-9463, 12 Stones Roofing can help you.
How do you temporarily fix a roof?
A part of our job as roofers is to also educate as much as service those in our communities. While we firmly encourage anyone considering doing their own roof repairs to be certified and trained, we understand there are some cases where it is either too sudden or not possible. For such occasions, if you find yourself capable of doing roof repairs in the event a roofer cannot make their way over, You should have the following materials:
- Sturdy tarps
- Extra shingles
- General tool kit
- Chalk or something that can put easily identifiable marks
- Roof adhesive and nails
At this point, it must be stressed that you should not remotely attempt to repair your own roof in a dangerous situation such as during a storm or during weather that may make it even slightly difficult to make any sort of repairs. In good conditions and in a situation to where you can assure your own safety is secured, a roof repair can be made. In situations where you have roof leaks or damages that can lead to roof leaks, a process can be taken to apply temporary repairs. Putting the extra shingles, supported by nails and roof adhesive, then covered by a tarp can be applied in the aforementioned circumstance.
Can TPO roofing be repaired?
A TPO or thermoplastic polyolefin roof can be indeed repaired, but unlike shingle roofing the more permanent repairs and arguably many temporary repairs can only be done with specialized equipment. How a TPO roof repair is done normally through cleaning the surface and then super heating material together to apply it to the roof. Due to this process needing equipment that heats the material, it’s encouraged that when TPO roof repairs are needed, to call your roofer to get them fixed.
That said, it is possible to conduct repairs on your TPO roof when in need of a quick fix in situations that emergency roof repairs are needed. What’s needed can partially be found in your kitchen:
- A scrubber
- Something to outline with
- A strong adhesive
- Strong form of tape
Unfortunately, a tarp on a flat roof is not exactly an option, due to the water buildup that can happen on the tarp on the flat surface. Instead, during safe conditions you would thoroughly clean the surface around the damage, place the adhesive down, stuck the material onto the adhesive, and then tape down the material at the edges. This should not be viewed as any long term type of repair, being that it could not stand up to what the rest of your roof can take on a regular basis. Being that TPO is prized for how it reflects sunlight and the heat that comes with it, sunlight can have an adverse result on the repairs over time if left alone.
How long can you leave a tarp on your roof?
A tarp on a roof should be considered a very short term repair followed by one with more permanence to your roof. That said, a tarp can go flying off at bad enough weather, so it should be looked upon as something that needs to come off as soon as possible. With good weather, it’s been observed that a tarp can hold for around ninety days, but those specific circumstances are both lucky and rare.
Emergency roof repair as a whole can be looked at as temporary measures that will keep your home and you safe in the circumstance that something were to happen that compromises your home. Roofers will as such treat the situation with the level of respect it deserves, coming out when it is both safe for them and for you. 12 Stones Roofing understands that on such occasions that emergency roof repairs are needed, it can be a highly stressful experience. That is why we take every opportunity to help you through the process by advising on what to do next with our professional roofing experience at your disposal at every step of the way. If you find yourself in need of emergency roof repairs or want to know more, call 832-815-9463 today so we can help you.