Because of the important role your roof plays in protecting you and everything within your home, anytime you need a roof repair should be considered urgent. If you have clogged gutters then that is an urgent matter, but it’s not going to affect your health if you don’t get it done right away. However, if it’s winter and you have a hole in your roof, then that certainly is a roofing emergency. A roofing emergency is when you need a roofer to fix the issue within 24 hours, as opposed to being able to wait a few days. Below are some other examples of roofing emergencies. If you are experiencing any of these emergency roofing issues then call us right away.
Roof Leak Repairs
When you have a leak in your roof it’s not easy to find out where it’s coming from. A lot of times if the joint seams are faulty, then you may notice that the leaks are occurring there. Leaks can also occur at the edges of the roof in the edge metal.
Especially common during very bad storms, when a tree branch or other windborne object smashes into your home through the roof, then that will qualify for emergency roofing repair. Rain, insects, and other critters can make their way into your home through the hole, as well as extremely low temperatures.
Damaged Roofing Shingles
Different types of storm damage can lead to broken or missing shingles. When shingles are damaged as well as the flashing, then water is able to find its way more easily into the house because it is not properly sealed. Hail damage is also a common culprit of roof damage because it can chip away at the tiles. Call us right away if you notice torn-off shingles and flashing.
Unfortunately, sometimes a roofing emergency will arise because of poor craftsmanship. If you had your roof repaired or installed by a storm chaser, which is a roofing company that offers emergency roof repair services after a really bad storm, then, unfortunately, it’s likely that you were scammed by a fake roofing contractor. These are scammers who may not have the proper licensing and insurance to run a legitimate business, and because of that, they cannot attract legitimate, professional contractors to their roof repair team. So they will hire people with very little experience who will work for very little money, and the customer always pays the final cost. We provide a free estimate with each roof repair, so contact us today.
Storm damage can leave your home vulnerable to the elements. As the exterior of your home, your roof’s most important job is to protect you and your family inside as well as all of your possessions. But that means it’s going to take quite a beating at times, and when the winds are very high it can tear off shingles as well as roof decking.
Roof Replacement Vs. Emergency Roof Repair
When you need professional roofing services you may be facing a small issue that will only require emergency roof repair on a portion of the roof, or a full roof replacement. Contact us for your free estimate with a professional roofing contractor.
It’s best to prevent emergencies so that you do not find yourself in a perilous situation. We highly recommend that you get your roof checked by a professional roofer before the wet, snowy season so that way any vulnerabilities in your roof can be addressed. This is very important because if there are any seams that are open or other places where water can leak in, then it is going to be very hard to prevent issues when there are several inches of snow on your roof. Once water gets inside the house it can start affecting the attic and the basement. In the attic, you may start to notice a musty smell.
Another thing that you can do to protect your roof is to go around your house after bad storms and check the ceiling in every room, including the closets. Look up to see if you can find any signs of water leaking into the house, such as orange or brown circles or stains on the ceiling. Checking the ceiling throughout your house is an effective way to catch problems before your next professional check-up by a roofer.
What are the urgent roofing issues?
A very urgent roofing issue is a slow leak. While this may be annoying and is certainly something that needs to be addressed soon, if the water is not flowing and does not need to be addressed within 24 hours, then it is not considered an emergency. If you want to file an insurance claim then you may need time for a representative from the insurance company to investigate the issue, such as hail damage.
Why Jackson Contracting Roofing?
Our roofing company has been trusted by Indianapolis residents for many years to provide emergency roofing repair services. Whatever it is, we are ready to respond to your emergency roof issue, get you safe again, and fix it thoroughly.