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Is a Leaking Roof an Emergency?

Is a Leaking Roof an Emergency?


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What constitutes an emergency?

While we hate to sound the alarm bells, a leaking roof in your Austin home could be cause for immediate action. 

Though even if an emergency repair is not needed, a roof leak of any kind should always be addressed by a roofing professional as soon as possible. Small leaks can quickly morph into urgent situations if the root problem is not addressed.

What Constitutes an Emergency?

One person’s emergency might be considered another person’s mere inconvenience, but in terms of a leaking roof, we generally consider any kind of leak or damage that affects the home’s living conditions to be an emergency. 

If you can go about your daily routines without the leak affecting you, it is likely not an emergency. However, if you can’t use your kitchen or a large swath of your roof is exposed, that requires immediate service. Call us right away at 512-960-4090 if you’re experiencing a roofing emergency in Austin.

What To Do While You Wait

While you wait for your roofing professional to arrive, here are some steps you can take:

  • Do what you can to contain the leak – This may include grabbing a bucket to catch the drips and putting down a waterproof tarp or plastic sheets to prevent further damage. For other ways to temporarily stop a roof leak, read this post.
  • Clear the area of any valuables – Water damage can have a lasting impact on your personal possessions. If it doesn’t outright damage an item, mold could have a chance to take over. To prevent this from happening, clear the affected area of whatever you can – photos, books, rugs and furniture. If an item can’t be removed, try to elevate it if the room is prone to flooding.

If your roof is leaking, get in touch with us at Storm Guard of SW Austin right away. We will assess the situation and ensure that your leaking roof is fixed as soon as possible.