Emergency Roof Repair

Emergency Roof Repair Contractor in Newton, Needham, Wellesley

GF Sprague provides fast, effective repairs for wind, hail and other storm damage

GF Sprague provides fast, effective repairs for wind, hail and other storm damage

No homeowner ever wants to experience a roofing emergency, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. In the event of a roofing emergency, it’s important to quickly get professional repairs in order to prevent damage to the inside of your home.

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 roofing damage. As one of Greater Boston’s leading roofing companies, our roofing crews are well versed in all types of roofing materials and can solve any problem you may have.

Common causes of roofing emergencies

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

Some roofing emergencies are preventable, but others are simply out of the homeowner’s control. Homeowners should always take care to have proper roof maintenance and practice preventative strategies like snow removal to prevent ice damming, but even in those cases a roofing emergency is a possibility.

Do you need emergency roof leak repair services in Needham, MA?

If you returned home and found your beloved possessions in a puddle caused by a leak in your ceiling, you have a problem. In an emergency, you can trust the professionals at GF Sprague to be there in your time of need. Our experts will start by detecting where the leak came from and then work hard to take care of your emergency roof leak repair. If the problem is greater or you waited too long to get repairs, we can also do roof replacement. Addition areas for emergency roof leak repair include the Greater Boston area.

What do you do when you have an emergency leak in your roof?

Not only are you upset because your stuff is being ruined, you’ve never been in this situation before. Here is a quick 3-step process you need to remember when you have an emergency roof leak that needs repaired.

Minimize the water damage inside your home

First, you will 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.

Find where the roof leak occurred

While you already found the leak inside coming from the ceiling, you will need to safely find where the leak is coming from your roof. If you are not able to safely find the leak, wait for a roofing professional. However if you are able to identify where the leak came from, you will have a better idea of how to stop it once a roofing company arrives.

Apply a tarp or protective layer

In some situations, you will not be able to contain all the water with just a bucket or container. If you have a spare tarp lying around, it can cover a damaged roof. To secure a tarp or other emergency leak stoppers to the roof, you can lay heavy boards along the edges and mitigate more rain damage while you wait for roofers near your to arrive.

Ready for emergency roof repair?

Trust the experienced workers at GF Sprague for your roofing services. We care about you and genuinely want to make sure you are happy with the service you receive. To schedule you can contact us by text or call. If it’s not an emergency roofing problem, consider filling out our contact form.

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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