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Emergency Roof Repair: What to Do When Disaster Strikes

Commercial, Roof Damage, Roof Inspection, Roof Replacement March 28, 2024

When disaster strikes and your building’s roof is damaged, it can be a stressful and potentially dangerous situation. Whether it’s severe weather, falling debris, or other unexpected events, knowing how to respond swiftly and effectively can make all the difference in minimizing damage and ensuring the safety of your property and occupants. In this Post, we’ll outline the essential steps to take during an emergency roof repair situation.

Assess the Situation:

The first step in any emergency roof repair scenario is to assess the situation calmly and cautiously. If it’s safe to do so, visually inspect the extent of the damage from the ground or a safe vantage point.

Do not step into standing water on the roof or loose debris.  If you smell gas, do not go onto your roof.  Move a safe distance and call the fire department.

Look for signs of visible damage such as missing shingles or roof panels, cracks or tears in membranes, or sagging areas. If there are any immediate safety concerns, such as exposed electrical wires or structural instability, evacuate the building and contact emergency services.

Contact a Professional Roofing Contractor:

While temporary repairs may provide a temporary solution, it’s crucial to enlist the expertise of National Roofing as soon as possible. National Roofing has the skills, experience, and equipment necessary to assess the damage thoroughly and provide permanent repairs or replacements. Contact National Roofing at 505-883-3000 to ensure prompt assistance and peace of mind during a crisis.

Document the Damage:

Before any repairs are made, National Roofing will document the damage thoroughly for insurance purposes. We take photographs or videos of the affected areas from multiple angles, noting the extent of the damage and any contributing factors such as weather conditions or debris. National Roofing can also send you pictures of the roof prior to and after executing emergency repairs. Keep detailed records of all communication with your insurance provider and National Roofing, including estimates, invoices, and receipts.

Preventative Measures:

Once the immediate emergency has been addressed, take proactive measures to prevent future roof damage. Schedule regular inspections and maintenance with a National Roofing to identify and address potential issues before they escalate into emergencies.


In the event of an emergency roof repair situation, swift and decisive action is crucial to minimize damage and ensure the safety of your building and its occupants. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can navigate the challenges of roof damage with confidence and resilience. Remember to always prioritize safety and enlist the expertise of a National Roofing for permanent repairs and peace of mind. Call our emergency line at 505-883-3000.

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