Sometimes short term help can stave off permanent solutions long enough to get your house in order. A new roof can be quite expensive, or can be time sensitive enough to where you need to protect your home while working on fixing your roof. When working on water damage restoration you may want to consider shrink wrapping your roof.
Roof Tarping vs. Roof Shrinking
You are probably familiar with the big blue tarps used to prevent water damage by draping them over large objects or even patches of roofs or entire roofs altogether. Though water resistant and less expensive, these tarps are much less durable than other methods. This can be problematic if you’re forced to wait on your insurance provider or roofer to come inspect the damage to your roof for an extended period of time.
As the name would suggest, a shrink wrap roof is a large plastic membrane that shrinks and seals to your roof through heat application. These seals are water tight and made to last longer making them a superior choice to the blue tarps. It will help prevent more water damage while repairing the damage your home has already incurred.
What You Should Know About Shrink Wrapping
Roofing, especially in disaster stricken areas, can take time. The project itself is lengthy but also contractors and roofing companies could get backed up for weeks, or maybe even months. You’ll need long term temporary solutions that won’t cause more damage, but instead prevent it.
Opting for shrink wrapping your roof can prevent further water damage, roof deterioration and bigger expenses in the future. The simple fact is, the longer water can permeate your home the more havoc it can wreak on both your house and your budget.
The Pros of Shrink Wrapping Your Roof
When the worst has happened and you need emergency roofing, or if you are just doing a general new roof installation, here are a few reason you should consider opting for shrink wrapping your roof:
- Weather Protection
If the weather has damaged your roof, chances are it won’t be done in one day. Hurricane season can last for months and you need more than a tarp to see you through until you can get your roof fully or partially replaced.
- Better Coverage
Blue tarps leave you open to not only more water damage, but also penetration from dirt, debris and infestation. Shrink wrapping gives your home a tight seal which keeps weather and other outside factors from entering your home.
- Aesthetically Pleasing
When something is going to be attached to your home for weeks or months at a time, you’ll want something more appealing to the eye than a big piece of loose blue plastic. Shrink wrapping a roof is temporary, but doesn’t look as much so, making it a better solution in the interim.