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Emergency Leak Patch and Repair

Whatever the reason, whether it be a severe storm or days of nonstop rain on your home, the rainy season means an increased likelihood of a roof leak for your home. Instead of futile worrying, it is very important to develop an emergency action plan should you have to deal with a roof leak or worse.
Step one – make JBoyd Home Improvements your emergency contact for roof leak repair in Washington, DC. We’ve been in the roofing business since 1932,  we are experienced in dealing with roof leaks, dry rot, and other emergency roofing concerns of all different types.
We offer the following emergency roof repairs in the Washington DC area:

  • Roof leak repair

  • Dry rot removal

  • Storm damage repair

  • Structural repair

  • Water mitigation

If you have a problem that we don't have listed above, please see our complete list of services here. Also, it doesn’t hurt to ask. 
What Do I Do If My Roof Is Leaking?

JBoyd Home Improvement's first priority is to fix your roof and prevent further damage to your home. If you ever experience a roof leak, it’s extremely important to be aware of what to do in order to stave of the flow of water into your home – and to keep your belongings safe.

  1. Call a professional, immediately. This is the first step and also the most important. Call JBoyd Home Improvements roofing for emergency roof repair in Washington DC – and then proceed to the following steps once you’ve confirmed that the repair team is on their way.

  2. Move your belongings. The first thing we recommend you do in the event of an emergency roof leak is to remove any valuables from the immediate area. If you don’t want your items to get water damaged, then move them to a different room entirely. Next, place a bucket or other water receptacle beneath the leak to catch dripping water.

  3. Poke a hole in your ceiling.  When water collects in the interior roof of your home, it will start to pool and form a puddle. This can be very dangerous because it means that the water is weighing down your ceiling and putting it at risk of collapsing completely. Use a screwdriver to poke a hole where the leak is – just large enough for water to flow freely and prevent pooling.

  4. Tarp your roof. Once the rain has stopped (or lulled considerably), you can attempt to put a tarp over the weak spot on the roof. Any old tarp will do, and you can use a staple gun and some spare wood to secure the leaky roof patch. 

  5. Wait for professional help to arrive and assess the damages.

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