Roof Tarping is the installation of plastic roof tarps and is a temporary step immediately after the disaster, intended to reduce further water damage in a structure. The tarp is stretched across the damaged area and firmly secured in place so wind and rain cannot get under the tarping plastic.
Repairing and Rebuilding / Reconstructing Roofs is often one of the greatest needs after storms. Our volunteers work to repair, replace or rebuild damaged roofs utilizing materials and construction techniques that help ensure the structure is more resilient to future disasters. We typically work on sloped Corrugated Galvanized Iron (CGI) roofs or flat concrete roofs.
Repairing Homes sees volunteers carrying out activities, following resiliency guidelines, that may include installing drywall, insulation, painting, flooring interior and exterior doors, window trims, electrical outlet covers, lighting fixtures, plumbing and more. The aim of this work is to provide homeowners with a suitable and dignified place to live. Prior to starting repair work, our volunteer and staff teams will first determine whether mold is present in the structure and if the team will need to perform a Muck and Gut and Mold Sanitation of the structure.
Home builds allow us to support communities in a tangible way, by ensuring they have a safe place to live.