How to Set Up a Tarp for Your Damaged Roof

There's nothing worse than experiencing roofing damage after a storm, and the first thing you need to do is tarp it. The Youtube video "How to Tarp Your Roof After Storm Damage - Emergency Roofing Service" shows how you can protect it in an emergency. When things calm down, you can call roofing contractors and get it fixed. Let's find out more! Before tarping anything, you should take as many pictures as possible of the damage so you can report it to your insurance company.

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Once you've done that, you have to use a tarpaulin to cover it to prevent any more water damage to the structure and the rest of the house. Firstly, you need to locate the sources of most damage, meaning heavy leaks, just so you can tell the contractor later. Then, stretch a tarp flatly on the roof by extending the top part of the material over the ridge of the roof. Afterward, you're going to need to put several pieces of lumber running vertically over the slopes of the roof. You'll then need to nail those down to the tarp. You can check the rest of the video for more details about tarping a roof and hiring roofing contractors.