Any roof damage should be considered urgent. But some situations are more pressing than others. What is considered an emergency roof repair and what’s not? Let’s take a look at the levels of urgency.
The Least Urgent Roof Repair
Any roofing problem is concerning, but relatively speaking, some are a little less urgent than others. For example,
Shingles catch the brunt of hail storms and potentially damaging them. However, it’s not usually an emergency. If you suspect hail damage, contact your insurance agent and get a roof inspection in a reasonable time frame. Please don’t wait too long to replace damaged shingles, though, because hail weakens their long-term durability.
A roof showing signs of its age needs to be replaced. But it doesn’t have to be tomorrow. The sooner you replace it, the better to eliminate the risks of an emergency roof repair.
Semi-Emergency Roof Repair
Semi-emergency roof repairs deserve more attention. The danger of procrastinating on semi-emergency roof problems is that they turn into real emergencies. These roof problems may not need attention tomorrow but beware of thinking they can “get by a while longer.” It’s better to contain the problem while scheduling a roof repair visit as soon as possible.
An example of a semi-emergency roof repair is a leaking roof. Every leak is serious requiring, prompt attention. However, some leaks should be a higher priority than others. A small, slow leak may not require a same-day response. But a more significant leak might.
True Emergency Roof Repair
Several situations qualify as emergencies. Here are four key examples. You have a roofing emergency if you:
- Have a hole in your roof caused by a tree limb or other falling or wind-borne object.
- Are missing shingles and/or flashing that was torn off by storms causing leakage points on the roof. Or if water is pouring into the inside of your home because of the damage.
- Need to tarp your roof to prevent expensive damage.
- Fire has burned a section of your roof. If this has happened, the integrity of the roof deck and the roofing it bears (even if shingles are intact) is compromised. Please don’t delay if a fire is involved. Get a roof inspection and repair done immediately.
For answers to your questions about roof repairs, for a FREE estimate, or to schedule an emergency roof repair, please do not hesitate to call Perry Roofing Company. We provide the help you need to repair and replace your roof quickly.