High winds and storms bring chaos and panic to homeowners. The sight of missing roof tiles, damaged soffits, or in the worst case, a tree falling on the roof itself is a horrendous scene for any property owner. However, it is important not to panic. As a professional roofer in Maidstone, with over 20 years of experience, there is not much that myself and my team cannot handle. So what do you need to do if your home needs emergency roof repair? Here is a step by step guide to the best course of action.

Stay calm

It’s the middle of the night and you hear a crash, some clattering, or the sound of the wind in the roof space or attic. You brave the rain and the wind and look up to your roof, only to see a hole where your tiles should be. Do not climb on the roof to attempt to repair damage. As professional roofers, we do not attempt this in the midst of a storm, so neither should you. Assess the damage as much as you can safely, and remain indoors for the rest of the storm.

Stay inside and protect your home interior

Try to cover any holes in plastering as well as possible, and collect any water incursions with buckets or any container that can hold water. Use towels or sheets to mop up water and prevent it intruding into your home. Meanwhile you can contact our emergency hotline on 07776 315424. We shall make a note of your location and the damage you report, and attend to carry out emergency roof repair once it is safe.

Find a respectable roofing contractor

It is vital to make sure you use a respected and established roofing specialist. In the aftermath of a storm you may be approached by door-to-door tradesmen offering a better price without any previous experience or credentials to back them up. Unfortunately many people compound the tragedy by hiring one of these contractors, who then proves themselves incapable or unwilling to do the work required.

As trusted roofing contractors in Maidstone, we welcome all potential clients to check over our credentials and previous work before hiring us: https://www.checkatrade.com/trades/StormProofRoofingAndBuilding (checkatrade link)

What will we do?

As soon as possible we will cover the affected area with a strong plastic membrane to prevent further water damage, securing it tightly. We will assess the damage and provide you with a quote, and once you are happy with the price and schedule, we will commence emergency roof repairs, and fix your storm damage as quickly as possible. Based in Maidstone, we are happy to cover Kent and London for emergency roof repairs.

Maintaining your roof in the future

It’s easy to advise this after the event, but keeping your roofing in good condition increases its resistance to wind damage tremendously. At Stormproof Roofing and Maintenance, we carry out all aspects of roof repair and maintenance, including tiling, flat roof repairs, fascias and soffits, guttering, window installation, chimney pointing, and roof replacement. If you are concerned by any aspect of your roof, contact us today. Our friendly team will be happy to advise you on the most economical course of action.

Remember: If you have suffered storm damage to you roof, contact Roofers in Maidstone on 07776 315424.