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What Is an Emergency Roof Repair?

If you are wondering if you have an emergency roof repair in Houston, TX, we are going to help define what constitutes an emergency roof repair for you here.

An emergency roof repair in Houston is any roof repair that can't wait more than a few hours or a few days to complete.

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What Happens When I Contact a Roofer for an Emergency Repair?

When you contact a roofer for an emergency roof repair and it occurs during a storm or other bad weather, the roofer will have to wait until after that weather event has passed. This is because there is nothing they can do during bad weather. If the emergency roof repair is due to damage from a falling tree, a fire, or another type of event, then most Houston roofing contractors are dispatched as soon as possible, sometimes within hours of the roof damage occurring.

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What Are Some Examples of an Emergency Roof Repair in Houston?

If you would like to know what would constitute an emergency roof repair in Houston, here are a few examples you can use as a guide. These examples will help you determine when to call for an emergency roof repair or if your issue can wait.

  • If a large area of shingles is missing, you might need to call for an emergency roof repair. A missing shingle here and there would not usually be considered an emergency but should be looked at sooner rather than later.
  • If a severe leak occurs, this could end up causing a structural hazard and should be looked at right away.
  • If the roof damage you have experienced has caused your home's interior to be exposed to the elements, this would definitely qualify & roofing emergency.

Just remember, emergency roof repairs are generally more expensive than scheduled repairs. Therefore, you have to really think about the damage and whether it can wait or not. You can do this by weighing the dangers and safety risks with the cost of the emergency roof repairs. This should make it easier for you to decide.

WARNING: Avoid storm chasers, roofing contractors who randomly knock on your door, or any unsolicited attempts to sell you a roof.

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What to Do and Not Do When You Have an Emergency Roof Repair

The first thing you should do if your roof is damaged is to contact your insurance company. Then contact your chosen Houston roofing contractor to perform any necessary emergency repairs.

Whatever you do, please beware of storm chasers. These are usually fly-by-night roofing contractors who generally show up at a homeowner's door after a storm or other disaster promising immediate results and unrealistic promises. These unscrupulous contractors are masters at playing on a homeowner's fears at a time when they are emotionally spent.

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Another thing you don't want to do is to attempt the repair yourself. First, you don't want to risk getting hurt adding insult to injury. And, most insurance companies will usually deny any claim that wasn't repaired by a licensed professional. This is another reason to only hire a licensed professional for your roofing repairs and replacements.

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