What to Do When It Happens
Very occasionally a roof fails sooner than expected. Perhaps it was improperly installed or there was a defect in the materials. Regardless of the cause of your roof’s failure, you need to act as soon as possible. Here are a few pointers to help you figure out what to do.
Contact a roof expert immediately. Every day that a roof failure remains unaddressed is a day that your home is exposed to the elements. Get a hold of a professional and explain the situation. Roof experts with emergency repair or restoration services are not difficult to find.
Find out the cause of the failure. Knowing the kind of damage that caused the failure can make it easier to figure out the best way to restore your roof. Your roofing professional can help.
Check if the roof still qualifies for warranty coverage. A crucial way to save on the replacement of a failed roof is to take advantage of warranties. In fact, if failure occurs while your roof is still under warranty and you meet all terms and conditions, you might end up not paying anything at all to get your home back in order.
Pay more attention next time. If you failed to take good care of your roof the first time around, this is your chance to give it the attention it deserves. This means choosing the right replacement materials, keeping an eye on the installation process and scheduling routine maintenance.
Premature roof failure is a serious problem but it’s not unavoidable. Hiring a reputable contractor and giving your home extra attention can go a long way in preventing it. We hope this blog series has taught you how to actively care for your roof and make the most out of your investment.