How to Know when You’re Having a Roof Emergency

For some home and commercial property owners, roof damage comes with some obvious signs, like destruction caused by a storm or missing shingles due to high winds and rain. For others, however, the signs are more insidious, appearing deep inside the roof, striking when you least expect it.

So, how do you know that you need a roofing contractor for emergency roof repair? Here are some tips to help you decide if you need emergency roof repair for your home or commercial property.

Water Leakage

It should come as little surprise that any water entry from your roof is an emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately. Water seeping into your home from your roof means that more damage is happening daily. It is likely that the internal roofing components are becoming more damaged due to the water. Water leakage is best addressed immediately, and by a professional roofing contractor.

Roof Rot

An old roof that hasn’t been serviced in decades is more than likely hiding a host of problems. Old wood under roofing shingles can give way after years of water damage and rot. It is also possible that an old roof wasn’t shingled correctly, which will create a multitude of problems itself. The only way to tell if your old roof is safe is to contact a professional roofer.

Storm Damage

Nothing says roofing emergency like damage caused by a storm, lightning, snow, ice dams, or wind. When bad weather happens, the last thing you want is for your home to become damaged. If your home’s roof is damaged by a violent storm, do not delay, and contact a roofing contractor ASAP.  We also suggest you contact your insurance company and place a claim.

Winter weather can cause further damage to an already susceptible roof. And with spring on the way, it’s best to deal with roofing problems before the rain showers take over the schedule.

For more information on how we can help you with all of your roofing needs, please contact us today. If it’s Russell, it’s Right. Guaranteed!