The Irish storm season is well underway and for many Dublin homeowners, this means their roof will be coming under some serious pressure from high winds, fallen debris, and more. In today’s post, we are going to look at emergency roofing and what makes a problem with your roof an emergency.
When storms hit, we have high winds and plenty of rain too. So what happens if you suddenly spring a leak and have water coming in through your ceiling?
No matter how big or small a leak may seem, it is classed as emergency roofing and you need to get it sorted as quickly as possible. Here at Roofing Experts, we have years of experience in emergency roof repairs in Dublin and if you need assistance, give our office a call.
Leaking Roof Emergency Roofing Repair
If your roof is leaking, there are a number of things you can do to help minimise the damage and keep your roofing repair costs as low as possible. Below are our roofing expert tips and advice.
Safety should always come first and if you have a large leak the first thing to do is turn off your electricity. Do not try to get on your roof to check for damage.
Stop the Water Spreading
Place empty containers under the leak and put old towels or sheets down to catch any splashes. If you have water trickling across the ceiling or down the wall, try sticking a long piece of string next to the leak with the end of it going into your container as this will guide the water to your bucket. If the paint on your walls is bubbling this could mean trapped water so you will need to puncture the bubble and let the water out.
If the leak is too big, you’ll need to call a roofing contractor right away. We offer an emergency roofing service in Dublin.
Prevent Further Water Damage
Try to figure out which room is being affected by the leak and cover your furniture or valuables. If the leak is letting in a lot of water, make sure to move anything important out of the way.
Once you have the flow of water under control the clean-up process will begin. Depending on the damage, you can do it yourself or hire professionals. You will need to make sure that everything is dried thoroughly and the quicker you can do this the better.
Emergency Roofing Repair
The next step will be to get your roof fixed and it is important to hire a fully licensed and insured Dublin roofing company. Make sure to get quotes and make sure that the Dublin roofers you choose to work with locating and repair all the wood that has been damaged from the leak before re-roofing.
Prevent Future Leaks
We have storms every year and there is nothing we can do about the weather, but there are some things you can do to try and prevent emergency roofing repairs in the future. This includes keeping any trees around your property trimmed, maintaining your chimney flashing, and keeping your gutters clean and free of dirt and debris.