Having an accident in your home that compromises your roof can make for such a bad day. What do you do? It happened so fast and now you need to fix your roof but don’t know where to start. Doing an emergency tarping is the best place to start. My-General Contractor is going to help you understand why this is the direction you need to go when this happens to the roof of your home.
Why Do You Tarp a Roof?
When your home has taken damage on top of the roof because of high winds, horrible rainstorms, ice, or a fallen tree. That is when you are in need of getting roof tarping done. Roof tarping is when it is an emergency, and not a good time to get your roof repaired yet. It is a temporary fix but will help save your roof and inside your home from further damage.
How Do You Properly Tarp a Roof?
When you are getting a roof tarp placed on your house, you need to consider the weather and the time of year. Some tarps are heavier and more insulated than others. If the weather is cold, you will want a better and thicker tarp to help keep the rain and cold out. You will want to take photos for insurance purposes and while the contractor is up on the roof, they can see what the damage has done. They will secure the tarp to the roof. This is not a permanent thing it is just temporary until you can get your roof fixed.
What Happens when You Ignore a Roof Leak or Damage?
If you do not get a tarp for your roof after it has been damaged it leaves your home vulnerable to more damage. If water gets into places where tiles or shingles have been damaged, then it can cause water damage and mold. It can ruin your walls, ceilings, and insulation. It could also make the problem that is on top of your roof even bigger, which would cost you more in the long run.
Roof Tarping is Often Required to File for Insurance Claim
One of the worst things that could happen is that you have something happen to your roof because of wind or a disaster. Then you had to pay out-of-pocket for the damage to fix it. Well, most insurances will help with the roof repairs but if there is no roof tarping done after the incident, then some insurance won’t even consider an Insurance claim until temporary roof repairs have been done. The good news is that some insurance companies will cover roof tarping.
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If your home has been in an incident where the roof has been damaged, then you need to get roof tarping done until you can get a permanent fix for your roof. Don’t let something bad happen to your roof then make it worse by letting it be. My-General Contractor is here to help you get your temporary roof tarp in place. This will help ensure that you won’t have more damage in your home and make it easier to get your roof fixed. Call us for all your construction and home improvement needs!