What To Do When You Have A Flat Roof Emergency

No building owner wants to make the call to a commercial roofer for emergency flat roof repair. Yet nature and commercial roofs are unpredictable. You and your facilities manager think you have your building under control, and then a water leak appears. Who do you turn to for help, and what can you expect?

Call

If you suspect a roofing emergency, do not hesitate to call a local, reputable commercial roofer. You need an inspection and estimate immediately, within the next 48 hours. 

If you face severe damage, as after a rainstorm or snowstorm, call your roofer immediately. Also call your insurance company, as the emergency flat roof repair could be covered under your policy.  

Ignoring a water leak or storm damage only leads to more damage, over a wider area, at a higher charge for repairs. 

Don’t Call

One call never to make: those storm chasers with no local, physical address who crop up promising quick roof repair for low, low prices. Go to a trusted, local roofer who can make a callback when something isn’t quite right. Go to a friendly, helpful roofer who will be available before, during, and after emergency roof repair. 

Separating a local commercial roofer from an unreliable storm chaser is easy: 

  1. Ask to see licensing and insurance documents
  2. Ask for a local telephone number
  3. Ask for a local, physical address

Do It All

You can do more than just have a commercial roofer on speed dial for emergency roofing. In addition to locking in emergency help from your roofer, you can also work with your roofing contractor on a plan to prevent most emergencies. 

Your facilities crew can, with proper training and safety equipment, perform monthly rooftop inspections and cleaning. They can be your early alert system for open seams, clogged internal drains, loose caulking, or missing flashing. 

Do the emergency roofing plan. Do the annual maintenance plan. Do it all to give your roof the best chance to withstand it all: wind, rain, hail, fallen limbs, snow, ice, windborne debris and blazing sun.  

Damschroder Roofing Inc. can handle your emergency flat roof repair job quickly and professionally. We can also design a plan to prevent most emergencies. Contact us today to hear what we can do for your commercial roof.

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