emergencyrepairIt’s a stormy day in Metro Atlanta. Typically, roof contractors are busier at these times as it becomes apparent to hundreds of people that their roof is leaking and they need to fix it fast! It’s a bad time to discover a problem, especially if found during a multi-day or particularly strong storm that that can make the smallest holes into major problems!

Benjamin Franklin could have been referring directly to the importance of roof maintenance and roof inspections by a proper roof contractor when he was quoted as saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”, probably not, but it is no less relevant. Roof repair costs are lower the earlier a problem is found and repaired as, outside large events, most problems start small and grow steadily as time moves on and they are neglected.

Most emergency repairs reported during storms could have been prevented and been less costly!

Dangers of storms around Metro Atlanta include high winds, hail, falling trees and limbs, lightning, flooding and more. It is important to have a strong roof to fortify your home and help it “weather the storm”. Extra supports need to secure the roofing structure to the body of the home. If the roof, windows and doors stay intact, it is likely the home will survive a storm.

The storms are coming. It’s hurricane season and with it comes the threat of storms and high winds here in Metro Atlanta.

While not as prolonged as direct hurricane winds, thunderstorms and other byproducts to those areas around a hurricane (such as Metro Atlanta) can also cause significant damage. If you have enough warning, you can do a quick inspection and prepare any weak areas in preparation of an oncoming weather event. Trim back tree branches and clear any areas of objects that can be thrown around in a high wind event. But if it can be helped, have this stuff done regularly so you’re not caught off-guard.

Hail damage is notorious for causing dents on cars and weakening roofs and shingles. After a storm which produces hail, look around and make sure there is no water leaking. If you can see where the hail hit on your shingles or other evidence of hail damage don’t hesitate to call for a reputable, local, professional roof contractor to do a thorough inspection. Even if a leak isn’t apparent, if you can see damage you should get an inspection.

Storms can catch people by surprise, be proactive and avoid disaster by having your roof regularly inspected and properly maintained.

Finally, DO YOUR HOMEWORK, and watch out for “storm chasers” and protect your self from scams when looking for a roof contractor.


Atlanta Roofing Specialists is available to residential and commercial building owners for 24/7 Emergency repair services and proper maintenance plans to avoid future problems and keep your roof in top shape! Call 770-419-2222 today!

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