It’s starting…the rain. Our 24 hour phone line is ringing and we’re dispatching for emergency leaks. Fall is here.
When we send a crew on a leak call, they investigate the leak and make a temporary roof repair. It’s unusual that we can fix the problem when it’s raining so we do a temporary repair and schedule a time to come back and fix the problem, so it doesn’t happen again.
It’s important to understand that temporary roof repairs are just bandaid solutions and there’s no way to guarantee how long they will last. Always follow through with a proper repair.
Here’s a situation that we sometimes see happen because the temporary repair was left as is and never properly fixed.
So we put another temporary repair on it.
If this customer had let us back to fix that temporary repair, they would have saved themselves from having to deal with another leak, the damages from that leak and us coming back to put in another temporary repair.
This is what happened when a drain that had a temporary repair wasn’t replaced in time.
We located the problem drain and found a temporary repair that wasn’t dealt with. It needed a new drain.
We couldn’t properly install a new drain while it was raining so we put in a temporary repair. Since the real drain was never installed, another leak happened.
Of course it was raining when the second leak happened so we put in another temporary repair. We still need to install a new drain.
Temporary roof repairs are just temporary and need to be followed through with a proper repair. Keep an eye on the weather. We need a dry day to do a proper fix because the materials we use need to dry and set. That won’t happen on a rainy day. We keep a close eye on the weather every day of the year so we know what days we can do permanent repairs, and which days we will be reacting to leaks.
The length of time that a temporary roof repair will hold depends on many many factors, most of them are out of everyone’s control. There’s just no way to guarantee how many days or weeks it will last. That’s why it’s important to get it fixed ASAP.