2 Quick Tips To Avoid Roof Leaks

Roof Tarp Installation

First of all, installing a roof tarp can be a great temporary solution to stop a leaking roof. But if you are considering installing it yourself, please know that it can be very dangerous.

Now… Tarps can be installed in different types of roofs, even on a skylights. Also, they can help you in emergencies where it’s hard to do a complete roof fix.

We know replacing a roof is a large project, and sometimes you are not able to tackle it immediately.

The following situations can call for roof tarp installation including:

  • Hurricanes
  • Tornados
  • Fires
  • Home Deterioration
  • Damage Caused by Animals
  • Damage to roof caused by trees

Whatever the cause may be, remember it is only a temporary solution. You will eventually need to get a roofing contractor to do the permanent repairs. 

Cost of A Tarp

One of the main advantages of tarp is the cost. Replacing a roof can be very expensive. If you decide to do a full roof replacement then you should expect to pay over $20,000.

To calculate a cost of replacing a roof here is a great resource: https://www.thumbtack.com/p/roof-replacement-cost

Most people cannot afford to do a complete roof fix. In addition, if you have home owners insurance, then you are expected to at least stop the damage from spreading.

A roof tarp will be significantly cheaper than replacing the whole roof. And it can buy you some time to save all the money needed.

The great news is that many home owners insurance can cover a roof tarp installation under certain circumstances.

Even if you don’t have insurance, we can still help. The cost is based on the size of the damage, and the roof you have.

Contact us for a quick quote on a tarp installation.

Emergency Roof Tarp
Emergency Roof Tarp

You Have A Roof Leak… Now What?

If you discover a leak in your roof, you need to do everything to stop the water from coming into your home.

One of the issues is that it can take several weeks to get a roofing contractor to come out to your home. Regardless, if you notice a roof leak, you need to act fast.

This is the time when you should consider a roof tarp installation.

As we mentioned before, your insurance company expects you to do everything you can to minimize the water damage within your home. If you found water damage, then you may want to read our water damage guide.

That’s why so many people chose a quick temporary solution like a roof tarp.

Installing A Roof Tarp Is Dangerous 

Installing A Roof Tarp Is Dangerous

It is extremely dangerous to do this kind of repair on your own because there is a chance you could slip and fall when trying to do the repair in an already stressful situation.

Our experts can help. We can take measurements of the area in your home that needs to be patched and make best recommendations. Once approved, the process can be pretty quick. Often times, depending on the type of roof damage, the specialist will use a variety of tools and materials to do an initial patching of the damaged area before installing the tarp. This can insure good results that will last long enough until a roofing contractor can do the permanent repair. 

Expert Roof Tarp Installation

Several different methods of roof tarping exist to account for the severity of the leak. Also you may not be able to find out which one you need until a roof tarp specialist comes to your home to assess the damage.

Keep in mind that it is always a good idea to find a roofing specialist with contractor’s insurance to make sure you are covered in the case of an accident. Always remember that roof tarp installation is a temporary fix. 

Don’t Leave The Roof Tarp

Finally, leaving a tarp on your roof too long without getting a proper repair can lead to other problems. You could get mold growth, or water could leak inside your home.

In addition, leaving a roof tarp on too long can even cause damage to your existing roof.  It can leave small pools of water trapped in the shingles, which can compromise the structural integrity of your roof. While roof tarp installation is a temporary fix, it can often be just what you need to deal with a roof leak.

We can tarp any roof quickly and effectively!

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to get in touch with us.

We are happy to help.

Call The Experts

Relying on an expert in this case can save you a lot of headaches in the long run. It is important that you get an expert that gets the job done right the first time. Most roof tarping specialists understand that time is of the essence when it comes to a leaky roof. So you can expect us to assess the damage as a first order of business.

Once you decide to hire a roof tarping specialist you can rest assured that they are used to getting the job done quickly to minimize damage in your home. They have the experience and tools necessary to get on top of your roof and assess the damage accurately and efficiently so that the issue can be dealt with in a timely manner. This is why it is best to find a reputable roof tarp installation specialist.

Roof Tarp Fell

Roof Tarps Can Tear Or Fall

Roof Tarps Can Tear Or Fall

If you had someone else install a tarp and it fell, just know that it is very common. As we have mentioned already, roof tarps are a temporary fix, but a very necessary one.

If you have a claim open, please contact your public adjuster (you should have one) to make sure that you can install another tarp. Just know that the new tarp may not be covered by your insurance.

If your tarp fell then call and we can figure out a solutions for you.

Hundreds Of Tarps Installed In Miami

During Hurricane Irma, we installed hundreds of tarps all over Miami. Miami is our home, so we had a mission to protect everyone’s homes and businesses.

We went out all over Miami-Dade and Broward installing tarps. We service:

  • Miami-Dade County
  • Broward County
  • Palm Beach

After hurricanes, we can install tarps for free. However, this is only after hurricanes and while supplies last.

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