Handling an Emergency Roof Repair

Harsh weather conditions and daily wear and tear can take a toll on your roofing system. Since your roof is your home’s main protection from the elements, it needs to be in top shape at all times. In the event that a storm severely damages your roof, you need to have a plan in place for arranging prompt repairs.


Sterling Exteriors, the leading outdoor living contractor in the region, shares some tips:

Don’t Panic

The first thing to do is stay calm. The damage has already been done and your priority should be to ensure the safety of your family. In most instances, installing an emergency tarp over the damaged area will be enough until a more thorough assessment and permanent roof repair can be arranged.

Determine the Extent of the Damage

Don’t start climbing a ladder to your roof to check the damage yourself—it’s risky and you might end up causing more harm than good. Instead, after the storm has passed, inspect the roof from ground level using a pair of binoculars. Are there damp spots that indicate a roof leak? Go to your attic and check for water damage. You can also check your siding to see if there is any damage to the surface. Document as much of the damage as you can and contact your insurance provider.

Hire a Professional

Be wary of storm chasers when hiring a contractor. These are roofers who follow weather events, offer homeowners quick repairs, and deliver poor services. Get recommendations from friends or check sites like Angie’s List for dependable contractors like Sterling Exteriors.

We can provide emergency roof repair services to restore your roof’s condition. Our team will arrive at your home within 24 hours of the call to make short-term repairs. Once the storm has passed, we’ll provide a more thorough assessment and offer permanent fixes.

Calling Sterling Exteriors is the best way to minimize damage and avoid costly repairs in the future. We serve Milford, Newtown, and Anderson Township, OH. Call us today at (513) 322-4777 to learn more about our products and services. You can also get a free quote.