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How to Repair Roof Damage

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Rood damage due to severe storm in Palm Aire, FL

Steps to Restore Your Roof

If you have experienced a severe storm in Palm Aire, FL, it is possible that your home has suffered some wind damage. Strong winds, rain and hail can all cause damage to your house, particularly to roofing. If this has happened, use the following steps to restore the area.

1. Prevent Further Damage

The first step of roof repair is to prevent any additional damage until you are able to begin work. This will help keep repairs to a minimum and can be done by covering the area in a tarp or plastic cover.

2. Remove Unsalvageable Materials

If the roof damage is extensive, there may be parts that cannot be repaired. These materials should be removed before restoration can begin.

3. Allow the Area to Dry

If it is not removed, moisture can cause even more problems for your roof. Not only can water cause the materials to warp or rot, but it can also contribute to the growth of mold. This fungus can spread quickly to other areas of your home as well.

4. Clean and Sanitize

In order to remove mold spores that could spread, as well as other contaminants, the area should be thoroughly cleaned before you begin any roof repair. Any debris from the storm should be removed as well.

5. Perform Necessary Repairs

Once these steps have been completed, you can begin work to repair the roof. In some cases, you may need to rebuild certain areas. If the damage was minor, you might only need to replace a few shingles.

It is important that the work on your roof is done correctly to prevent any future damage, so if you are not comfortable doing this on your own, you can hire an emergency restoration company to perform the roof repair for you. With their knowledge and expertise, you can feel confident that the work is done properly.

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