When is a roofing problem considered an emergency? As a rule of thumb, any roofing problem that allows a large amount of water to infiltrate your home is treated as a roofing emergency and requires emergency repairs. If you notice a leak or water stains, it’s important to contact a roofer as soon as possible. The sooner roof leak repair is started, the better.
Aside from major roof leaks, what are the roofing issues that usually require emergency repairs?
- Rotting Decking – Wood rot is always a cause for concern because it can affect other parts of your home if it isn’t removed immediately.
- Missing shingles – Missing shingles leave your roof’s substrate vulnerable to elements, which is why they should be replaced as soon as possible.
- Storm damage – No matter how durable your roof is, it’s likely to have suffered damage after a storm or extreme weather event. That’s why you should have a professional roofer inspect it after the storm. What if there aren’t any leaks after the storm? It would still be a good idea to have a roofer conduct an inspection. That’s because it takes some time for the signs of storm damage to appear. But by the time they emerge, it’s already too late to mitigate roof damage. And in severe cases, storm damage restoration is needed.
Important note: To make sure a contractor is qualified for the job, always vet them. After all, it’s easy to miss the early warning signs of roof damage. In addition to checking their basic qualifications—such as their state license and workers’ insurance—you should also check their certifications, which are proof they underwent additional professional training.
What to Expect During Emergency Roof Repairs
Upon arriving, the contractors will cover the holes in your roof with a tarp to prevent your interior from getting soaked. After finishing the preliminary inspections, they’ll come back in the next few days to conduct more comprehensive inspections and roof repairs.
Genesis Roofing offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including residential roof replacement and repair services. To get a free estimate or schedule an appointment with our Haag-Certified contractors, call us at (515) 202-1667 or fill out this form. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Clive, IA, and the surrounding communities in Iowa.