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Repairing your homes roof is a process that can take time depending on the size of the repair. To make the repair hassle free there are a few steps that you as a homeowner can take. Scheduling a yearly roof inspection will help you understand what repairs are needed and will help you plan them at a convenient time for your family. Doing your research and finding a reputable roofing company ahead of time is a lifesaver – check that they are licensed and insured and also read their reviews to find out what kind of service they give their clients.
To ensure a safe and smooth residential roof repair then take a look at our checklist:
Consult With A Professional Roofing Company
You will need to first consult with a professional roofing company regarding any problems and concerns that you might have about your roof. Do your research when choosing who to use,always make sure that they are licensed and insured and don’t be afraid to ask for references or check out their reviews on google, etc.
Schedule And Plan In Advance
There are certain times of the year that are more suitable for a roof repairs in South Florida. Spring and Early Fall seasons are when roofing companies have the most work. This may make it difficult to schedule for a roof repair. The best time for roof repair in South Florida is during the Late Fall (after hurricane season). Roofing companies are generally slower during this time so you will be able schedule a time that is more convenient for you. However, the best time to fix a roof leak will differ depending on the type of repair. For example, fixing broken tiles or scheduling your yearly roof maintenance is not as urgent as fixing a leak.
Schedule A Roof Inspection
Performing an inspection on your roof yourself may sound tempting, but it can be very dangerous. You should rather schedule a roof inspection that can be done by a professional roofer. Professional roofers have a keen eye for detecting any issues or potential problems on your roof quickly and efficiently.
Clear Space Where Access Is Needed
Once you have scheduled for a roof repair, maintenance or replacement, clear anything that might be in the way of the workers gaining access to the roof. Roofing material may fall off the roof during the job so make sure you clear plants, patio furniture, etc out of the way. You may also want to remove any pictures or paintings that are hanging on the walls inside your home that may shift or fall due to the heavy vibrations from construction.
Warn Your Neighbors
Its good ‘neighbor etiquette’ to let them know about the noise in advance to avoid any complaints. Talk to your children as well and explain to them what will be happening to the roof to reduce any anxiety. If your children are too small to understand, or if you have pets – it would be best to take them out of the home while the work is being done. This will reduce any unwanted stress.
Avoid Making DIY Repairs
Again,this may be tempting but it is not wise to perform any form of DIY repairs on your roof. This is because:
- You could damage the roof further
- You may not fix it properly
- You could seriously hurt yourself
Instead, rather contact ABC Roofing Corp for your residential roof repairs – we cover the following areas:
- Tile Repair & Replacement
- Resealing of Flat Membrane Roofs
- Reroofing of Old, Damaged Roofs
- Roof Maintenance
- Leak Detection & Repair
Our roof maintenance and repairs are aimed at increasing your roof’s lifespan, while detecting any problems early on before it can cause further damage to your roof. We are fully licensed and insured to inspect your roof and provide the necessary services for long-lasting results.