How to Handle Emergency Roof Repairs in the Winter

Winter is the most trying season for your home, with the roof often taking the brunt of the damage from ice, snow and wind. Unfortunately, weather-related roofing damage is often unpredictable, so it’s important to know how to handle a roofing emergency.


In this post, Winfield Builders shares what to do when you need an emergency roof repair in winter.

Safety First

The damage may seem small now, but winter conditions can aggravate even the most insignificant wearing and tearing. Keep your family (and yourself) out of harm’s way.

Once you’ve secured your family, you need to get in touch with your local roofing company. In the meantime, if it’s safe, you can conduct a visual inspection of your roof from the ground with a pair of binoculars. However, a full inspection by an experienced professional is a critical.

Turn Off the Power

You’ll also want to restrict the power supply around the affected area to prevent the risk of a fire. If you need to inspect any area with wiring, turn off the main power before proceeding.

Work With an Experienced Team

Even with elbow grease and know-how, winter conditions are not ideal for performing DIY roof repairs. Unplanned roof work like this is best left to experienced local roofers who have the skills and necessary equipment to handle these emergencies.

At Winfield Builders, we are a licensed, bonded and insured exterior remodeling and storm restoration contractor that has been serving homeowners since 1979. You can count on us to handle emergency repairs to your roof or siding.

Call us at (301) 329-8295 to learn more. Our roofing company serves homeowners throughout Annapolis and Columbia, MD.

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