Do You Have a Roof Repair Plan for After Storm Season?

Posted on: 21 November 2017

When storm season arrives in your area, it's already too late to call for immediate repairs. After the storm hits, local repair and debris removal professionals will not only be swamped by calls from everyone in a multi-county radius, but trying to get through the storm debris on the road and all the traffic just to get to their customers. Here are a few details to have in mind as you build a professional relationship with a home roofing repair team, if not to be on the top of the list, then to make sure that your repairs won't come with too many surprises.

Know Your Building Material Options

After a storm damages the roof, siding, windows, or any part of your home, you need to figure out the right kinds of replacements.

Depending on how old your home or specific home improvement pieces are, you may not be able to replace the shingles, shakes, or siding materials with an exact replica at the original or lower price. Certain material designs may have been discontinued, meaning that you'll have to rely on old stock, commissioning a second run from the manufacturer, or having replicas made.

Even if you don't need the exact same item as a replacement, you should at least know the dimensions and general types of building materials available. You don't need to have an exact product number in mind, but consider looking through home improvement catalogs and design websites for inspiration. An unfortunate storm can turn into a convenient chance to remodel.

Energy-Saving Upgrades

While you're looking through building material replacements, consider ways to make your building more energy efficient to save money on the electrical bill and add a lot more survivability when electricity isn't available.

A damaged building is an opportunity to replace insulation and add better windows to take advantage of sunlight and shade at the same time, but what about your roof? If you live in an area with high temperatures through the year or the hottest average summers in the United States, you may want to look for modified bitumen sheet membrane roofing materials or self-chilling materials.

If you're interested in solar panels, it's easier to install new platforms and install supporting devices if the roof needs to be repaired anyway. Hold off on major repairs and stick to a few spot repairs to stop rain from getting in and schedule a solar panel installation as soon as possible.

Contact a roofing repairs professional to discuss the different opportunities that come into action after a storm.