Commercial and Residential Roofing Services
After a storm or hurricane, many people find themselves needing roofing services. If you are one of these people, we have the perfect post for you! We will discuss what to do after a storm and how to choose between commercial and residential roofing services. A lot of people are interested in getting their roofs repaired after a storm, or even when they just start to show signs of wear and tear. But what can you do if your roof is too damaged for a simple repair? What should I be looking out for before hiring someone new? How can I make sure my house will survive the next storm without being inundated with water again? Click Here in order to learn how to take care of any damages that have occurred on your residential or commercial property due to storms!
Commercial roofing services are usually more expensive than residential, but they can be necessary if the storm has affected your building’s structural integrity. If you have a business or office that needs to stay open and operational during repairs, commercial service is for you! Commercial rooftops often require more time and labor in addition to materials due to their size. Residential roofs, on the other hand, will need replacement shingles only (if it was not too heavily damaged). This makes them less costly overall. The decision between which type of roofing company to hire should come down to what resources are available? Do you have an HVAC technician who also deals with roofs? Is there someone handy around who could take on this project as well? The more resources you have, the better off you will be.
Guidelines for choosing commercial roofing services:
-If your building has sustained structural damage and needs a new roof to stay open or operational during repairs, hire a professional commercial service provider with experience in this area. A reputable company will take care of liability insurance while doing work on roofs that are not their own. Hire someone who is licensed as well so that they can provide proof of certification if requested by an inspector; this also ensures quality assurance.
-Commercial rooftops often require more time and labor due to size requirements or lack thereof (residential). Commercial companies must factor in these variables when quoting jobs which can lead to higher prices than residential.
-Commercial roofing services are a good option for those who need to stay open or operational during repairs.
Guidelines for choosing residential roofing services:
-If you have an HVAC technician (or someone else with experience) on staff, hire them rather than hiring a specialist in this area. Residential roofs only require replacement shingles and can be done by one person without much effort; it is usually more affordable as well due to size requirements being lower than commercial service providers.
-The decision to hire a residential or commercial service provider should come down to what resources are available and the needs of your property.
How do you clean up after a storm? -After any storm, it is important to check for leaking roofs as well as other damages. Take note of how high water got on your roof; this will help determine whether or not there was damage done by flooding from rainwater. Cleaning up debris left over from trees that fell during the storm can also be an arduous task! Be sure to take pictures before beginning cleanup so insurance providers know exactly what needed cleaning in case they need further clarification later on (you may want someone else’s photos if yours don’t show enough).
What can be done about storm damage before roof replacement? -After any storm it’s important to clear out debris from gutters that has accumulated over years of use; leaves and other things will clog up these drains during storms which causes water to spill into areas where it shouldn’t go like the basement for example! A pressure washer is also helpful in this situation as well since they provide maximum range without needing electricity. In terms of fixing anything major like leaks, wait until after rain stops to do any repairs.
How to protect roof before storm? -It is best to take preventative measures before a storm, not after one has already hit. The first step in protecting your roof as far as prevention goes would be pouring water away from the building; this means you should have gutters and downspouts that lead directly into an underground drainage system or other place where they can’t back up together with rainwater (this will also help make sure debris does not get clogged up). Other things to do include checking for leaks at all joints of flashing around chimneys, valleys, skylights, etc.; sealing off any gaps on vents.
How much should it cost? -The costs for projects such as these are very variable depending on what needs done and how difficult it may be. Most companies will offer a free quote or an estimate of how much it should cost.
How to find roofing services? -This can be done through research or by word of mouth from friends and family who have had work done in this area for their own properties. The internet is also helpful when looking up reviews first before making any decisions; you’ll want someone with at least five stars as well as excellent customer service ratings so that they are able to provide the proper care needed during such a major project on your home.
What if I don’t know what needs repairing? -If you’re not sure about anything, ask! Many residential providers will do some kind of inspection prior to beginning any work which would give them insight into what might need the most attention.
What if I can’t afford the repair? -If you’re unable to find a service provider that will work with your specific situation, there are still options available for assistance! A good place to start is by talking to an advisor at FEMA who may be able to assist in determining what other resources might be available such as grants or loans which would help cover costs. There are also nonprofits out there dedicated solely on providing these services; one example of this is Rebuilding Together (which has helped people get back into their homes after disasters since 1985).