Multi-family Housing Roofing Emergencies
Apartment Roof Repair
You’re a landlord or a property owner who needs multifamily housing roof repair in the Bay Area. Perhaps a storm shellacked your building, knocking off dozens of tiles and causing other structural damage. Or perhaps a fire or flood in the building compromised your roof and other structures. What should you be thinking about now? What should you be doing?
First off, do not ignore the problem! Even “minor” roof damage can lead to big problems – or possibly even tenant lawsuits – if you let them fester.
Second of all, now is not the time for “do it yourself” heroics. The stakes are just too high, both for your investment and for the tenants who depend on your building. Find roofing contractors in Bay Area who have experience dealing with your type of emergency and who have a trusted track record for providing ethical, timely, and affordable services.
Act with an abundance of caution. If you’re concerned about the safety of the roof — or of any aspect of the building — evacuate your tenants ASAP and call authorities. Avoid trying to do “heroic” roof work yourself, not only because you could get hurt in the process, but also because you could create additional damage during your repair effort.
Find a Bay Area roofing service company to stop the spread of water and shield the roof from extra damage. The roofing cleanup team should dry out stagnant water puddles, identify the source of the leak, and plug it or fix it using appropriate materials. If you’ve incurred another type of roofing damage – for instance, fire or crushing damage – different roofing repair procedures will need to be used.
Don’t neglect best practices. Do due diligence when hiring a contractor. Get the scope of the work in writing. Follow-up to make sure that the repair has been done appropriately. If anyone has been injured, or if you have other property concerns, speak with your attorney and/or insurance company.
Hiring a Professional to Handle the Roofing Emergency
For help dealing with the roofing disaster, please call the team here at Ben’s Roofing today at 510-690-8570, or email us to schedule a free, immediate estimate for your job.