When Do You Need Emergency Roof Repair?

There's no doubt that your roof takes quite a beating from Mother Nature on a regular basis. It's not just severe weather involving powerful winds and pounding hail that can wreak havoc on your roof. Even when it's sunny out, your roof is under assault from the degrading effects of UV light from the sun. It's amazing that most roofs last as long as they do, given the rigors that they must endure each day.

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However, as resilient as roofs are these days, they can still be prone to failure under the right circumstances. Though most roofing materials are durable enough to last for decades, eventually they will experience failure points that can allow water to infiltrate your home. In many cases, those failures come quickly without warning, and they require an equally quick repair to prevent potentially catastrophic damage to your home. How can you know the time has come to call a roofer for an emergency repair? Read on to learn a few of the signs that your roofing problems warrant immediate attention from a roofing professional.

Missing Shingles

Shingles can work quite effectively in repelling rain for decades without issue. However, if a single shingle happens to blow off or becomes badly torn in a bout of gusty winds, that can spell trouble for your roof and everything beneath it. Depending on the location of the missing shingle, one missing piece in the roofing system's defense can result in the entire roof being undermined. If you examine your roof following high winds and notice a shingle or two missing, it's time to call a roofing professional for an immediate repair.

Impact Damage from Falling Debris

Another common occurrence following powerful storms or high winds is impact damage to your roof. Overhanging tree limbs can be broken off and dropped on the roof surface during high winds, and large limbs may cause significant damage. Even one puncture from a falling limb can destroy your roof's ability to seal out water. That means that if you notice falling debris has dealt a blow to your roof surface and created a perforation, you need the help of an emergency roofing service to help protect your home and property.

Hail Damage

If you've ever been trapped in a hailstorm, you know the force with which that frozen ice falls to the earth. It can shatter glass, dent car hoods, and pound your roofing into submission. The kind of damage imposed by hail on your roof surface can be systemic. You may not be able to see the network of cracks and nicks that are inflicted by the falling ice, but those tiny perforations may allow moisture beneath your roof surface, nonetheless. Therefore, you need to quickly attend to any damage caused by hailstorm by contacting a qualified roofing professional who can respond immediately.

If you've experienced any of these unfortunate incidents at your home, it'd be wise to contact a licensed roofing service as soon as possible for an emergency repair. Waiting to get the roof fixed will only increase the scale of the damage and drive up the cost of making the needed repairs. To learn more about when to call for emergency roof repairs, contact Findlay Roofing at (770) 516-5806.


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