An important step after a major storm is a damage assessment. It is important to identify the most affected areas and carry out temporary repairs to stabilize your home until a professional contractor arrives.
Roof damage is one of the most common types of damage after a major storm. You can apply roof tarp on the affected area until a permanent fix is made.
In an emergency, immediate action can help prevent further damage to the roof and reduce costs in the future. Roofing is only recommended if there is a risk of further roof damage and specialists are not available.
It is best to ask a neighbor or friend to help you open the roof. Avoid high roofs and do not stand on the tarp when placed on the roof. It can be difficult to identify areas damaged by hurricanes, tropical storms, or other natural events.
However, there are key indicators that point to failure. These key indicators include broken tiles, loose or missing tiles, tiles damaged by strong winds, and dripping or leaking water.
Water follows the path of least resistance, so where a leak is visible may not be the source. If possible, you should monitor the source of the water leak. To find the source of the water leak, you may have to climb up to the ceiling.