Emergency Roof Repair

Emergency Roof Repair and Maintenance in Greater Boston

No homeowner ever wants to experience a roofing emergency, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. When you experience unexpected roof damage, it’s critical to quickly get professional repairs in order to prevent costly damage to the inside of your home. Our team specializes in roof repair and maintenance services and we’re here to keep your home protected.

If you’d like to learn more about our emergency roofing services or you want to talk to one of our expert roofers, please call us at 781-512-6829 or contact us online.

Emergency Roof Repair When You Need It

GF Sprague provides fast, and effective emergency roof repair for wind, hail and other storm damage

Here at GF Sprague, our roofers are always ready to go at a moment’s notice with the equipment and expertise needed to quickly and effectively repair all types of roof leaks and damage. We’re proud to be one of the greater Boston area’s leading roofing companies and our crews are well versed in all types of roofing materials so we can solve any problem you have.

Whether you need emergency roof repair services or you need to schedule non-emergency maintenance or repairs, we’re here to help you navigate the process from start to finish.

Common Causes of Roofing Emergencies from Leaks and Damage

Some roofing emergencies are preventable, but others are simply out of your control. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common causes of roof damage in our area:

  • Delayed maintenance and natural wear due to weather and UV radiation
  • Fallen tree limbs
  • High winds, which can tear off shingles and/or roof decking
  • Ice dams and ice buildup in valleys
  • Improper installation practices
  • Flashing failures at roof penetrations

Keeping up with proper roof maintenance and practicing preventative strategies can help you avoid some of these issues, but even still, a roofing emergency is always a possibility.

Immediate Actions to Take When Your Roof Is Leaking

GF Sprague ensures you get emergency roof repairs even after big leaks

When you notice that your roof is leaking, there are three easy steps you can take immediately before the roof is repaired:

1. Minimize the Water Damage Inside Your Home

First, you’ll want to find exactly where the emergency leak is coming from so you can do your best to minimize any more water damage to your possessions. After finding the source of the leak, get a large bucket or container to collect the leaking water.

2. Find the Source of the Leak

While you already know where the leak is coming from in the ceiling, you also need to find the source of the leak in your roof. If you’re not able to safely find the leak, wait for help from a roofing professional. However, if you are able to identify the source of the leak, you’ll have a better idea of how to stop it once a roofing company arrives.

3. Apply a Tarp or Protective Layer

In some situations, you won’t be able to contain all the water with just a bucket or container. If you have some tarp lying around, you can use it to cover the damage. To secure it to the roof, you can lay heavy boards along the edges and mitigate more rain damage while you wait for the roofers to arrive. However, only attempt to do this if you can do it safely.

Roof Maintenance Tips

To help prevent roof damage from weather or age, there are a few maintenance tips you can do:

  • Remove leaves from your roof
  • Clean your gutters
  • Trim branches that hang over your roof
  • Prevent ice dams
  • Remove moss from your roof

Schedule Your Roof Repair and Maintenance Services

Don’t wait until you need a full roof replacement to take action. If your roof is leaking or damaged, don’t hesitate to contact our team to come take care of it. To reach us, please call 781-512-6829 or contact us online.

Emergency Roof Repair and Maintenance FAQs

Should I DIY my roof repairs?

Roof work is one of the most dangerous home repairs, especially if you don’t have experience with it. We recommend skipping DIY repairs and leaving it to the work of a professional.

How much will it cost to repair my roof?

It depends on the extent of the damage, not only to your shingles but beneath them as well. After inspecting your roof, we can give you a more accurate estimate for repair and maintenance costs.

Things to remember in a roofing emergency

In the case of a roofing emergency, make sure you remember these three points

  • Don’t go up on the roof yourself: A damaged roof is a dangerous environment, and you should let a properly insured and equipped professional be the first to check it out.
  • Cover the interior: Using plastic sheeting will protect the interior of your home and help prevent leaks.
  • Inspect the roof visually: From the ground, take a visual inspection of your roof to note debris and possible damage.

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