How can you tell if your roof needs emergency repairs? In general, any form of roofing damage that allows large amounts of water to infiltrate your roof is considered a roofing emergency. Major leaks need to be fixed by a roofing contractor as soon as possible. Otherwise, moisture damage might affect the other parts of your home.
In addition to roofing leaks, what are the roofing issues that usually require emergency repairs?
Wood rot – Wood rot is caused by fungi that break down the cell walls of wood, robbing it of its trademark rigidity. There are generally three types of wood rot: brown rot (which shrinks wood and, as the name suggests, turns it brown), white rot (which breaks down lignin, a component of wood’s structure, leaving behind light-colored cellulose) and soft rot (which leaves wood with a honeycomb-like appearance).
Missing shingles – Missing shingles leave your home exposed to the elements, which is why they need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Storm damage – No matter how durable your roof is, it may suffer damage after a storm. As soon as the weather clears up, schedule a roof inspection with your local roofing company. 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 moisture damage to appear. However, by the time they emerge, it’s already too late to mitigate roof damage.
What to Expect During Emergency Roof Repairs
Upon arriving, the contractors will cover the holes in your roof with a tarp to prevent water from infiltrating your roof. After they finish the preliminary inspections, your contractors will come back in the next few days to conduct more comprehensive inspections and roof repairs.
Jeff Woods Construction, a general contractor with more than two decades of experience, offers professional roofing services. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call us at (931) 787-9107, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Crossville as well as the surrounding communities in Tennessee.