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Shrink Wrap Roof Seal

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A shrink wrap roof seal has emerged as the top choice for emergency leak protection in disaster areas following large-scale hail storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, derechos, or other high-wind events.

Shrink wrap serves as an effective solution to safeguard against catastrophic water damage immediately after roof wind damage or hail damage resulting from a major storm.

But what exactly is a shrink wrap roof?

A shrink wrap roof is precisely as it sounds. It comprises a large plastic membrane that tightly contracts to the contours of your roof through the application of heat. Seams are heat-welded, forming a water-tight seal across the entire roof. It stands out as a superior alternative to traditional blue roof tarps.

If you require an emergency roof tarp to halt water leaks, shrink wrapping the roof is the preferred and more effective alternative.

Before & After Shrink Wrap Roof Application

Shrink Wrap Roof vs. Blue Roof Tarp

For years, the go-to material for temporarily halting roof leaks has been the familiar blue roof tarps, seen scattered across the rooftops of homes and buildings in the aftermath of natural disasters.

However, despite providing some defense against water leaks, roof tarps come with certain drawbacks. When seeking a more durable temporary solution, opting for a roof shrink wrap may prove to be the superior choice.

Blue roof tarps are typically secured using furring strips and nails, introducing additional punctures into your roof. This method can result in messy seams, and tarps degrade swiftly when exposed to the sun’s UV rays.

In contrast, heat shrink material boasts waterproof properties, UV resistance, and the ability to shrink into a taut fit, providing enhanced protection against pooling and subsequent strong winds.

If you’ve been in a disaster-stricken area, you’ve likely observed an increasing number of buildings protected with shrink wrap.

Disaster Site Shrink Wrap Services

Shrink wrapping serves a purpose beyond roof coverage.

Following strong winds or other disasters, various parts of a structure may be torn apart. In the immediate aftermath, when contractors and adjusters are overwhelmed, a temporary solution is crucial.

For example, after a hurricane, you might opt to shrink wrap your building until permanent repairs for hurricane damage can be carried out. This may involve having a temporary roof sealed with shrink wrap along with sealed windows and doors.

How to Select a Shrink Wrap Contractor

While shrink wrapping serves as a temporary roofing solution, it’s crucial not to compromise with an inexperienced contractor offering low prices for shrink wrap services.

Before shrink wrapping, it’s essential to obtain a professional roof inspection to document roof damage. Choosing a roofing company with experience in shrink wrapping various types of properties is equally important.

Look for a roofing contractor with the following qualifications:

  • Licensed, bonded, and insured
  • Experience in installing emergency roof shrink wrap on multiple projects
  • Experience installing the permanent roof solution required for your property
  • Experience managing staged roofing projects that may involve parallel tear-off and installation
  • Experience working with insurance companies on damage claims

An experienced roofing contractor can help prevent leaks and major problems, providing a roofing system that lasts for decades. In addition to shrink wrap roofing, S&S Roofing Pros offers roof tarping, loose-lay membrane roofing, emergency roofing and repair, water removal, water damage restoration, mold remediation, catastrophic damage inspections, property damage documentation, testing and damage reports, fencing and perimeter security, disaster recovery services, permanent roof replacement, interior restoration services, and general contractor services. With locations across the country, we are here to serve you better.

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Our reroofing experience with S&S Roofing could not have been any better. Office staff was great with the scheduling, adjusted as I needed. They called the week before to confirm and everything was on time. They did a super job. A crew of 10 roofers arrived at 06:45, and were gone at 2:30pm. Looks like a new house. They cleaned up nicely. I would HIGHLY recommend the S&S Roofing Team.
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