Vandalism Damage to Multi-Family Dwellings in Austin
A roof protects the space that a tenant and their family call home. When damage from vandalism creates a problem, such as a leak, we understand that you need it repaired in a timely manner. If you need a repair in the wetter season in Austin, which goes from May to mid-September, we know that a quick turnaround is especially important to protect your property.
Some roofing companies may attempt to sell you a completely new roof, whether you need it or not. We take a different approach and will be completely honest with you so that you can make the best decision for your needs. Often a partial repair can keep your roof in good condition for years to come. We will only recommend a full roof replacement when it is necessary, and we will make the assessment clear so that you understand the reasons behind it.
Types of Roof Vandalism
Learning that a roof on your multi-family property has been vandalized is an unwelcome surprise. There is usually no indication that it’s about to happen, so it’s easy to be caught totally off-guard by vandalism. Often there is little evidence leading to who is responsible, and the vandals are already long gone by the time it’s discovered. Vandalism to multi-family roofing may include:
- Damage from broken glass
- Damage from rocks or bricks
- Damage from fire or fireworks
- Damage to flashings at roof joints
- Leaks, which may affect multiple units in the same building
It’s critical that the extent of the damage is determined as soon as possible, especially in the case of multi-family dwellings. Vandalism found at one location on a property may also be present at other locations on the property.
Dealing with the aftermath of roofing vandalism can be frustrating and overwhelming. An experienced roofer will guide you from the beginning as they perform a thorough inspection to determine the degree of damage in all locations. An experienced roofer will also be able to identify whether you need emergency repairs to keep the initial damage from getting worse. If the repairs will affect more than one unit, a quality roofer will coordinate their work to minimize the impact on the units and the tenants who live there.
If your roof has been damaged by vandalism, be sure to contact your insurance company to verify that you are covered for damages due to vandalism.
We recommend considering the following approaches to deter future vandalism. If there is an active construction project taking place on the property, we recommend taking this into consideration as well.
- Installation of additional security cameras
- Installation of additional lighting, especially around roof access points
- Installation of security fencing
- Analysis of any weak points on the property that provide easy or hidden roof access
Does It Matter How Much Experience a Roofing Company Has?
Not all roofing companies are created equal. There is significant truth to the stereotype of roofing companies that overcharge on their prices and underdeliver on their work. Typically, these are not companies that are around to support you over the long haul. The proof is in the customer reviews, as these companies will not have a long history of positive testimonials or repeat business. When a customer chooses such a company, they may overpay and then still face additional repair expenses since the problem was not adequately addressed.
When you choose a company with decades of roofing experience, you know what you’re getting. At Kidd Roofing, we’ve built our reputation on quality work and many years of customer trust. We complete each repair with honesty and professionalism because we know our reputation counts. We will make sure that you understand what’s happening at each step of the way, beginning with a thorough inspection to assess the damage. Your experience throughout the process is what matters most to us, both during the repair and in the years to come.
Why Choose Kidd Roofing for Your Roof Repair in Austin?
We understand that your roof needs to be in good working order so that your property and your tenants are protected from the elements. If your roof has been damaged through vandalism, now is the time to call so that we can perform an inspection and assess the damage. We can perform emergency repairs, and we can also help you navigate your insurance claim. We are certified by all the major roofing manufacturers, including Aluminum, Berridge, Carlisle, Centria, Certainteed, Firestone, GAF, Garland, Johns Manville, Petersen, and Tamko. Our Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating is A+, and we are a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
Our top priority is to provide you with a safe roofing solution that meets your needs. We have been repairing roofs for over 39 years, and we are here to serve the areas and neighborhoods where we live. We have a Safety Manager on staff who oversees the Kidd Roofing safety efforts across our company. This includes site inspections and training of employees, as well as managing protective gear used during repairs.
We have a strong reputation for quality workmanship and customer service, as demonstrated by our Austin customers’ many positive reviews. Let us earn your trust as we find a long-term solution for your roof repair.
Call Us Today
We are ready to get started on your roofing repair project, and our goal is to make this experience easy for you. Let’s take care of this repair early, so it doesn’t turn into a more expensive problem in the future. We offer different financing options, and we’ll help you choose the payment option that works best for your needs.
We have performed many different types of roofing repairs, and our commercial portfolio and residential portfolio both highlight some of the projects we’ve completed. Call Kidd Roofing today at (512) 671-7791, or submit a service request to speak with one of our roofing professionals about your repair. We are here 24 hours a day to discuss how we can help you protect your investment.