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What To Do in a Roofing Emergency

What To Do in a Roofing Emergency


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Things to do in a roofing emergency

If only there was an “easy” button to pull in the event of a roofing emergency. Unfortunately, it’s not always so simple. While you can (and should) pick up the phone and call someone like us at Storm Guard of SW Austin for help, depending on the situation, you may have to take things into your own hands and temporarily apply some damage control.

Where to Start if You Have a Roofing Emergency

Step one is to safely assess the situation. Many roofing emergencies include leaks, and anytime water is involved, you must take the situation seriously. If a storm is raging outside, it’s not a good idea to climb up on your roof. Use common sense as you evaluate the level of danger present. Evacuate if necessary.

If it’s a leak, take action to limit the damage inside your home. Put out buckets to catch drips, fire up the dehumidifier and relocate any valuables or possessions that are susceptible to water damage.

What NOT To Do During a Roofing Emergency

You may be tempted to start repairing the problem during the midst of the emergency. Your adrenaline is high, and you kick into survival mode. We know this feeling and have been there too, but this can be dangerous. 

Taking smart and safe precautions to limit the damage is one thing, but do not put yourself at risk in doing so. Call a roofing expert in Austin for help and let them be the ones to identify and fix the roof leak safely and professionally (hint: be sure the roofing company is licensed and insured).

If you have a roofing emergency, call our team at Storm Guard of SW Austin right away at (512) 843-0078.