How to Handle an Emergency Roof Repair

Some repairs are not very urgent and you can wait a few days or even a couple of weeks before you need to get in touch with a roofer.

But what if a tree has fallen on your home or tiles and guttering have been completely ripped off?

This now constitutes an emergency roof repair.

What is the first step?

Once your roof has been compromised, water can start to cause havoc very quickly.

The most important thing that needs to be done is that any further rain needs to be prevented from getting in ASAP.

We will usually achieve this by putting an emergency tarp over the affected area. This will give us the necessary time to check the extent of the damage and come up with a plan to repair it in a timely fashion.

What circumstances will need an emergency repair?

There are many different reasons why you might need an emergency roof repair. Storm damage roof repairs north Dublin or south Dublin are our most common request. High winds can cause tiles to be ripped off or lightning can even cause a hole to be blown in your roof!

Fire is less common but equally devastating. Sometimes animals that have nested in your roof can also cause some emergency problems, especially if they have attacked important structural elements such as rafters.

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How fast do Roofers Dublin respond?

We can be anywhere in Dublin city within 30-60 minutes which is a very fast response time. Of course if the storm is still raging on then we may not be able to do anything at that exact moment. The safety of our staff is the most important thing and having one of our roofers getting up on your roof in high winds or strong rain is a recipe for disaster.

But once the conditions become safer we will immediately take care of your roof.

The most important thing is not to panic. Once the damage has already been done there is nothing that can be done in that moment to reverse it. Take your time and survey your options.

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Make sure that you contact us but also get in touch with your home insurer and ask them what information and proof they will need for you to make a successful claim. Take plenty of photos and write down as many details about the damage as possible. Your roofer will also help you with this aspect by giving you a detailed written quote of what needs to be repaired and how much it will cost. Your insurance company will ask to see all of these details before agreeing to any reimbursement.

Make sure that you check the references of any roofer that you hire.

Also please do not attempt any roof repairs of this nature, on your own. Besides the fact that roof repairs are specialised work, there could also be structural stability issues. The risk is too high, let a qualified professional roofing company like Roofers Dublin take care of this for you.

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