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Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their roofs until something goes wrong When a big storm rolls in and your roof starts leaking, it becomes impossible not to think about your roof. But what do you do in a situation like this? Who do you call, and how do you minimize the amount of water damage your home suffers from a leak?

Call an Emergency Roof Repair Company

Call an emergency roof repair service immediately if you notice a significant leak or another severe roofing problem. Not all roofers offer 24/7 emergency services. So, it’s a good idea to keep the phone number of an emergency roofer on-hand for situations like this.

Alan’s Roofing is a Central Florida roofing service that offers emergency services. Give us a call, and we’ll send a knowledgeable contractor out ASAP. After a quick, on-the-spot evaluation, we can tarp your roof to prevent additional water damage. We can also board up parts of your home or roof, if necessary, until we can make more permanent repairs.

Mitigating Damage

Once you’ve made the call and have been assured that a roofer is on their way, you can start taking steps to mitigate damage. First, turn off the power to any section of the home where you’ve seen water damage. This will reduce the risk of electrical shock and similar injuries. 

After turning the power off, move any personal items out of the way of the leak. Not only does this help keep them dry, but it makes more space for the roofers to work. Some of your items may not be salvageable, but you can sort through them later.

If you can see a specific spot where water is coming in, place a bucket or a tote underneath the drip to catch the water. Gather a few spare buckets, too. This way, if one fills up, you can put a replacement under the leak while you empty the first bucket.

Roof emergencies can be a pain to deal with, but with a good emergency roofing company on your side, your home will be back to normal in no time. Don’t hesitate to contact Alan’s Roofing if there’s anything amiss with your Central Florida roof. We’re experts at dealing with storm damage and work with a wide range of materials, including asphalt shingles, metal, concrete tile, and flat Roofing.