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Emergency Roof Repair

Maplewood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Union and Essex Counties

When you have an emergency and need your roof fixed right away, Hart & Sons, Inc. will be there. For more than 100 years we have repaired roofs and restored homes with expert carpentry and masonry service. We will take quick action, assess the damage and provide you with a fair and accurate quote. 

Most importantly, we instill traditional European craftsmanship in our work so you know it will be done right. Contact Hart & Sons, Inc. at (973) 761-7676.

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What is considered an emergency repair

The concept of an emergency roof repair is that you need help right now. For example, a tree fell on your house and you can see the sky, an ice dam is melting and water is draining into your basement, or a skylight sprung a leak and rain water is pouring into your kitchen.

When you contact us for an unscheduled emergency home roof repair, we will promptly send a crew to evaluate the situation and take action.

Is a leaking roof an emergency

 A leaking roof can certainly be an emergency. Clearly the faster you have it repaired the better. Sometimes a leaky roof can develop over years and just become noticeable now. Perhaps a slate tile came loose and water made it past the sheathing. Or, the flashings along your chimney have worn out and you just start to notice a leak. 

Other times a storm can blow off shingles or a gutter can become damaged allowing rain water to rush in.

An emergency should be based on your immediate need for a repair. When water is pouring into your home and can cause further damage, or animals and vermin can crawl through a hole, it’s time to get help fast.

What to do if your ceiling is leaking water?

If you notice a small leak in the middle of the night, consider collecting the water in a bucket or can until the morning. It will be safer and a more accurate assessment of the damage can be made during the daytime.

Obviously if it is raining in your living room, Hart & Sons, Inc. will send someone out to apply a tarp to your roof to mitigate any further damage until a permanent repair can be made.

Common causes of emergency roof repairs in Plainfield and throughout Union County

  • Fallen trees or limbs
  • Harsh storms
  • Major snowfall
  • Lightning strikes
  • Fire
  • Ice dam melting

Emergency roof repair in the rain

We often get calls when it is raining. Water entering your home might be the first time you noticed a problem. We regularly help homeowners with a temporary repair.

What is a temporary roof repair

In Union County and Essex County, New Jersey, weather can change on a dime. Storms appear out of nowhere all the time and can cause significant damage. Huge, very old trees often lose limbs or become unrooted and can fall on your house of business. If this happens in the middle of the night, or if a storm rages on for days, we will dispatch a crew to make a temporary repair.

A short term fix will usually consist of professionally applying a tarp to divert rain water away from the damaged area. This can be difficult and dangerous and not attempted by homeowners with no experience particularly during inclement weather. 

What is our process for an emergency roof repair?

Safety first – Our first steps are to make sure you and your family are safe and nobody else will get hurt from the damage. If you have fallen branches or a tree on your home, we will do our best to remove them right away.

What repairs should be done – We then will assess the repairs needed. This may require examining the damage from the roof, inside your attic and the surrounding area. You will get a written estimate. We can discuss if a simple repair can be made or an entire section of your roof needs to be replaced.

Tarp until safe – When we get a call in the middle of the night about an emergency, we will spring into action to get your roof covered immediately to limit further damage and protect your home from water and pests that may enter. 

Complete the repairs – Once you give us the go ahead, we will schedule repairs quickly and get the damage remedied so you can get on with your life. 

Will insurance cover leak repair

In many cases, when you need an emergency leak repair because of storm damage, your homeowners insurance policy will cover all or a portion of the work. If your roof is leaking due to old age or neglect, it is unlikely insurance will provide any support. 

Either way you will definitely want to check with your insurance company before any repair work begins so you are aware of exactly what they will cover.

24-hour emergency roof repair for Maplewood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Union and Essex Counties

When you need emergency roof repair assistance, contact Hart & Sons, Inc. right away. We offer 24 hour emergency roof repair and will discuss any options you have to get your home fixed. We’ll make sure your roof is put back together the right way so it lasts for a long time. Call Hart & Sons, Inc at (973) 761-7676

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