What to Do If You Need an Emergency Roof Repair

Permaroof Team
October 6, 2020

A leaking roof in need of emergency roof repair on a flat roof extension can be easily and quickly spotted, but outside buildings such as a garden shed, office or garage can sometimes be left for weeks, particularly over the winter months.
 
If your roof has a visible leak inside, then it has already taken hold and you need to act fast to avoid further costly damage. Once the timbers become affected, whether it is in the shed or in the flat roof of your extension, you may need more widespread repairs to ensure the integrity of the structure.

Getting the roofing repaired quickly is important. First track down the leak by examining the affected area, then you can decide on your next move when you’ve established what you’re dealing with. We’ve come up with a few tips to get you off to the right start:

Calling in a professional roofer

An emergency roof repair can sometimes call for professional attention, but this can often prove costly for homeowners. An emergency call-out typically incurs an additional fee, as your professional roofer may have to reschedule his current clients and projects to attend. Out-of-hours fees can be even more expensive, so bear this in mind before you call someone out.

If you’re not confident tackling the emergency roof repair yourself, engage a reputable local roofer to help you. Find a recommended local roofer in your area using the Permaroof Installer Network, our free service to connect you with reliable trade roofers. Visit the installer network here.

Store an emergency roof repair kit at home

An emergency roof repair kit can help handy homeowners tackle urgent repairs quickly and without the need for an expensive call-out. Permaroof’s Emergency Roof Repair product is based on the P500 liquid rubber membrane system, is fast and easy to apply and cures quickly to deliver a watertight seal.

Most homeowners with confident DIY skills can use an emergency roof repair product to tackle a range of issues on many types of roofing, including EPDM membrane, felt roofing and concrete, and will provide an effective seal to avoid further damage to the roof deck.

Buy the Permaroof Emergency Roof Repair kit online today and get fast order turnaround and delivery.

Permaroof also offer a range of EPDM products and accessories to help you repair, seal and protect your flat roof system from further damage. Browse our full range of flat roof repair products here.

Permaroof resources, tips and guides for emergency roof repair

The Permaroof resource library is a free-to-use, valuable repository of roofing installation guides, tips and advice, product information and much more. We offer resources for emergency roof repair:

Preventing Emergency Roof Repairs

To minimise the risk of a serious leak, prevention is always better than an emergency roof repair. Here’s a few things you can do.

Checking your roofing for signs of leaking

It makes sense to periodically check flat roofing so that any issues can be spotted and dealt with before they become more serious problems.

Carry out visual inspections every few weeks to make sure you know your roofing. This way, when things begin to go wrong, you will know. Look for signs of bubbling or cracking in old felt coverings or membranes as this will be a giveaway sign of something going on underneath the roofing. Ponding water on the roof surface is also a sign of potential damage.

Consider replacing a flat roof that has already been repaired

Prevention of a leaking flat roof is far better than treatment of one. If you think that your flat roof needs to be replaced, or you have repaired it several times before, consider recovering yours with a modern, durable and long-lasting alternative to traditional roofing.

Rubber roof kits are available for DIY installation and can prove to be a better choice than unreliable roof coverings requiring expensive emergency roof repair. With a life expectancy of more than 50 years, high performance EPDM roofing offers a long-term approach.

Find out more information about roof repairs from Permaroof.

Prevent leaking roofs through clogged gutters

Clogged and overflowing gutters is a common cause of a leaking roof across the UK. Clearing gutters every year is an essential, yet time-consuming and sometimes hazardous task for homeowners, who often engage professionals to do it for them.

Permaroof has an innovative product in stock that can help prevent this annual chore for many years. The Gutterbrush is designed to keep debris out of the gutter, while allowing water to pass through the polypropylene filaments and free flow away through the down pipes. This prevents not only clogging of the gutters, but also of the drainage system. Available in two sizes – 100mm and 150mm.

Why Permaroof?

Permaroof UK has one of the largest stocks of EPDM flat roofing products in the country and puts customer support at the forefront. Buying flat roofing from Permaroof offers peace of mind for both trade and DIY roofers – both in quality products and customer service.

Visit our online store today to buy your flat roofing supplies for trade and DIY. Our experienced teams are on hand during working hours to help with your orders, share installation tips and give advice on your EPDM roofing projects.

If you think you need to replace your leaking roof covering or use an emergency roof repair product, contact us live online via the chat service or phone the team on 01773 441 947 and let us talk you through your options.

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