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What Should I Do While Waiting For Emergency Roof Repair?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

model of a small two story house with a broken and hole in the roof Storm Damaged Roof in Shreveport? Call SERVPRO to Mitigate the Damages

If your Roof Has Blown Off, Contact SERVPRO Storm Damage Technicians in Shreveport Immediately to Secure the Property

Why do roofs blow off in a storm?

Most roof shingles can withstand winds of up to ninety miles an hour, although, in some storm risk areas like Shreveport, they may need to withstand up to one hundred and forty MPH. As high-speed winds blow over a roof, they create a pressure imbalance that can lead to a significant upward pressure against roof shingles. Sometimes the upward pressure is so intense that it can force part or all of the roof off, leaving a home exposed to rainwater, wind, and debris while also significantly reducing the structural integrity of your building.

How much damage is caused by a blown off roof?

Harm to the roof of your home is among the most severe storm damage a Shreveport resident can face. Homes rely on principles of shared loads, equal distribution, and tensile strength. Your roof is an essential ingredient to the overall structure of your home. Upper floors may have exposure to rainwater as well as large amounts of falling debris on the lower levels and yard.

What should I do when a roof is badly damaged?

  • Contact your insurer
  • Arrange for a restorer
  • Distance your family from any hazards

Can a restorer repair your roof?

Roof restoration should only be carried out by a qualified professional. However, restorers play a vital role in the repairs by preparing the job site and establishing safe conditions for third-party roofers. Our SERVPRO team can repair roofs under certain instances. There is likely to be significant amounts of debris on your property that needs to be cleared away. Equally, scoping the property and setting up tarps to protect the structure is essential. SERVPRO technicians can transport your contents for safe storage while arranging a third-party roofer on your behalf.

We can help you salvage or repair your contents and structure after severe winds. Contact SERVPRO of South Shreveport at (318) 865-4655.

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