If you are an Atlanta-area parent, you know how a kid and an adult can have vastly different ideas of what an “emergency” is. “Dad, my tooth fell out!” — not an emergency. “Honey, the roof is leaking.” — emergency. How do you select the right roofer to handle emergency roofing problems? And just what is involved in an emergency roof repair?
Criteria for Selecting an Emergency Roofer
When looking for a reliable roofer to handle your roofing emergency, do not jump at the first name you find. Every roofer should have some fundamental skills and tools to handle emergency roof repair:
- Proper certifications — Pro Roofing & Siding has certifications with major manufacturers; we are a GAF Master Elite Roofer and an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor (Georgia does not require roofing business licenses)
- Insurance — Ask roofers if they carry workers compensation insurance and liability insurance; ask what the company procedure is for working with a homeowner’s insurance company
- Training and equipment — Some area roofers are a guy and his stake bed truck, which may work for small jobs, but emergencies require onsite workers and back office support; the roofing crew needs substantial training in handling emergencies, and the crew needs complete equipment to get the job done safely, quickly and correctly
Steps for Emergency Roof Repair
Nobody will reroof your house during a storm. Should your Atlanta-area home suffer substantial damage after a storm, call your insurance company first and then your roofer. The roofer will get to you as soon as the roads are safe.
First steps will include stabilizing the roof and assessing damage. A tree company may be needed to remove tree limbs or a trunk, but our roofers can handle everything from wind-torn shingles to fallen tree impact.
Even during a storm, the roofer may temporarily secure and waterproof your home with tarps, then return after the storm to make things right. Pro Roofing & Siding has worked with insurance companies for years; your emergency roof repair may be shockingly new to you, but we know how to proceed expertly and speedily to restore your home.
A roofing emergency is no time to be hunting for a roofer’s contact information. Write down Pro Roofing & Siding’s telephone number — (770) 999-9875 — and put it near your phone. We sincerely hope you never have to contact us for emergency roof repair, but we are ready when you need us.