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The Keys to Mitigating Storm Damage to Your Roof

Quickly recognizing roof damage and roof leaks are one of those things that you don't always need to know, but when you do it's good to have under your belt. With spring storms blowing in left and right, there's no time like the present to make sure you have a plan in place if disaster strikes.

Inspect the Roof Damage

If your roof has begun to leak following or during a storm, then there is a good chance your roof is still wet, meaning you should absolutely not attempt to inspect the damage yourself. A wet, damaged roof is a slip and fall just waiting to happen, that's why you should quickly contact your roofing repair specialists as soon as you notice the signs of a leak.

Determining the Area

One thing you can do to help your roofing repair team is to make note of all the areas within your home that you are noticing leaks. If your home is more than one story, head to the second floor and look at the ceilings and walls of every room to be sure the leak can be isolated to just one spot.

If you want to go the extra mile, lower down your attic access and climb up to check things out. Leaks are often the result of water puddling up in the attic since it's the first area to be impacted in the event of heavy wind or a fallen tree.

Action You Can Take

While you wait on your roofing repair team to get to your home, you can help yourself out by preventing further damage. If you are dealing with an active leak in your home, use a bucket or other receptacle to catch any incoming water. This will protect your carpets or hardwood floor from soaking up water, which could lead to mold, mildew or even warped flooring boards.

Take a moment to collect any valuables from the room or area as well, the last thing you want is to lose irreplaceable keepsakes or photographs. Even if you don't have a leak, it may be a good idea to move any of these items into waterproof containers and onto a main floor or in a basement for better protection.

Contact Your Local Roofing Experts

At Trotter Roofing, our roofs and work come with a 10 year, no leak warranty. We stand by our work and want to help your home's first line of defense, your roof, protect your family for years to come.

If you are experiencing a roofing related leak or roof damage, contact us immediately. Our team can come out to provide and place a tarp on your roof to prevent damage while we work to get you scheduled. Call 404-610-9100 to speak with our roofing & gutter experts today!

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