Signs You Need an Emergency Roof Repair or Replacement
No homeowner wants to experience a roofing emergency, but sometimes Mother Nature has different plans. Your roofing system is one of the most important parts of your home. If damaged, it can cause serious problems to the other areas of your house. Sometimes the need for an emergency roof repair or replacement is obvious, for instance, a tree fell onto your roof. Other times you may have to pay close attention to the condition of your roof to tell if it needs fixing. If you are unsure of the condition of your roof, it’s always safe to have a licensed contractor come take a look.
Common signs you have a roofing emergency:
- Natural erosion due to weather
- Fallen trees, tree limbs or debris from natural disasters
- High winds tearing shingles off your roof
- Ice dams formed from clogged gutters
- Improper or poor installation of roofing materials
- Age of your roofing system
- Improper flashing
- Lack of maintenance
If your roof has been impacted or you suspect damage, do not try to go up and fix it on your own. A damaged roof can be a dangerous environment — it’s best to have a professional come out and take a look at it. However, you can try to protect your home from the inside. Set up a tarp to cover any of your belongings to help prevent damage from leaks. Take a look at your roof from the ground to get a visual of any impacts, debris, or destruction on your roof. If the damage is extensive, contact your insurance company to make a claim for roof damage.
Your roof should keep you and the rest of your home dry, warm and protected. With top-notch installation, you can help prevent some roof emergencies from occurring — however, most may be out of your hands. Keeping up with proper maintenance of your roofing system can help it last for years to come. In addition to routine maintenance, you’ll want your roof to be installed the correct way. The installation process is the key to making sure your roof, or any other home improvement project lasts. Our roofing specialists at Summit Roofing are installation experts, so we get the job done right the first time.