When our team at Southern Roofing Company gets called in for a shingle or metal roofing repair, the job is scheduled on the nearest available date. However, there are also times when the damage can be very severe and require immediate repair. An emergency repair really depends on how much damage your roof has actually taken. Often, this type of roof damage can’t wait several days, or even several hours in some cases.
Does Your Roof Damage Need Emergency Repairs?
We usually consider it an emergency if the damage can compromise the actual structure of your roof and allow water into your home. This includes severe active leaks, part of the roof or ceiling coming in, or if severe storm damage has caused one or more large areas of your roof to be weakened or exposed to the elements in any way.
Your own definition of a roofing emergency can also affect your decision of having a roof repair. But even a little leak erodes some insulation over time, which can become a fire hazard when the leak reaches your home’s electrical wiring.
Types of Emergency Roof Damage
If the damage is left unattended, it can saturate and cause internal damage to your roof’s structure, resulting in mold growth and rot. Here are some of the common roof emergencies that need immediate attention:
- Water Damage – Water pooling on the roof or parts warping and coming off will always require immediate attention and prompt support to avoid harming the rest of your home. These issues often occur as the result of a storm, but may also become apparent over time. If ignored, water damage can cause large portions of the roof to collapse.
- Heavy Snow and Ice Buildup – When snow and ice begin to build up under the shingles, especially if they’re loose, this can cause serious leaking once the ice begins to melt after it settles underneath the surface. One way to avert this problem is by making sure that during the winter you check for signs of leaking and have them repaired if you spot them.
- Fire Damage – Both fire and smoke can lead to severe health concerns as well as safety hazards. We usually advise homeowners to leave their homes until the fire and smoke damage has been thoroughly inspected and repaired.
When you see that your roof’s asphalt shingles have been badly damaged, stay calm and call trusted roofer Southern Roofing Company. You can get in touch with us at (470) 299-7663 or by filling out our convenient form online. Talk to us today!