CENTRAL VA ROOFING
Emergency Roof Repair
When water is pouring into your home or business, due to a roof leak, it needs to be fixed fast or at the very least a temporary fixed applied till a more permanent solution can be. While we won’t go up on a sloped roof when it’s raining we can come quickly after the roof is dry and start repairs. We can safely take a look at flat roofs in light rain fall and apply a temporary fix except during high winds and active lighting. Emergency repairs are temporary and offer immediate protection of the building’s framework and its contents, while implementing a water drainage route.
Don’t go up on your roof during a hard rain or strong winds the footing is treacherous and the wind is rougher at the top of a roof. It’s the height of stupidity to risk your life on a slippery roof when you or loved ones are not facing danger to life and limb.
Tips to Reduce Water Damage to Business or Home
Before experts arrive, steps can be taken inside the home or business to reduce the damage, such as when you see water building on the ceiling (looks like a wet bulge) poke a hole in the center of it and place a bucket under it to catch the water. Next find the entry point in the attic (if you can- sometimes it’s not visible) and fill it with plumbers’ putty or anything else that might plug it temporarily. Finally maintain your fix till we can safely mount your roof. During desperate situations, when the rain is pouring down in buckets, use an ax on the underside of the roof deck and make a small hole big enough to push a tarp and bricks through to stave off the downpour in the house. You have to place one edge of the tarp above the hole in the roof, put the bricks down to hold it and then run a seam of plumbers’ putty on what edges you can as you pull the tarp over the hole.
We treat your emergency with the speed its urgency demands. When we promise we’ll be there, we will be! Don’t despair! Roofs can generally be repaired before they face full replacement. Our clever roofers will do all they can to avoid a roof replacement and yet make a sound lasting repair to correct all issues.
Storm Damage Repair
After an intense storm has passed through the greater Richmond area, many people are in need of roof repair. The only way we can fairly handle all the repairs is on a first come first serve basis. However, we do, once the storm has passed, send a partial crew out to fix tarps over the roof damage of waiting clients. The best advice for the individual that needs a roof repair after a storm- call Central Virginia Roofing as soon as possible, and try to minimize additional rain damage to the home by placing buckets under leaks. Please clear, if possible, the area around the house that provides access to the roof of fallen branches and blown in debris- this will help our crew make repairs faster. Water damage can cause hideous problems inside a home, such as wood rot, mold, and electrical shorts. Don’t let this happen! Call Central Virginia Roofing (434) 885-0528 at first signs of a problem for a Free, No Commitments, Roof Assessment.
Help with Insurance Claims
Central Virginia Roofing has experience working with insurance agents or adjusters investigating storm damage roofs claims. Exact and thorough repair estimates are provided promptly to the insurance company. Additionally, we will provide what assistance we can, on your behalf, towards a settlement that will obtain a quality repair to your roof. Call (434) 885-0528 Immediately after the Roof Damage and we’ll send an emergency response team ASAP to place a temporary patch until we can apply a permanent repair.