roof repairSometimes, emergency roof repairs are necessary. Roof problems don’t get better by themselves. Roof problems can only get worse with time, especially when there is water involved. If you see a problem that could damage your home or business, it is likely that you need emergency roofing repair. These are the top red flags that indicate that you need to contact a roofing contractor immediately.

What are the Best Times to Get Emergency Roof Repairs?

Most likely, you will need emergency roof repairs when:

  • You may have a leaky roof
  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Failing flashing or lifted around chimneys and valleys, wall junctions, and pipe boots

It is important to have a roofing contractor visit your roof as soon as possible to fix any problems. This can prolong the roof’s life expectancy and save you thousands on roof replacement costs.

Roof Leaks

Leaks don’t get better over time, they just get worse. Even if you see only a fraction of the damage, water damage can still be very serious. Water can seep through your walls and cause damage to the insulation and boards holding your home together. This can lead to irreversible damage that you may not notice until it is too late. Water can cause wood rot, soak through drywall, and lead to your roof failing. It is imperative to immediately call an emergency roofing contractor if you spot a leak or any other symptoms.

Shingles missing or damaged

Water can get in through holes or missing shingles. Water and other roofing materials are not compatible, so your roof should be watertight. Moisture can cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Water can also cause mold and mildew growth, as well as active leaks that can seep through walls or ceilings. Mold and mildew can cause serious health problems. You should immediately replace missing, cracked, or broken shingles.

Failing Flashing or Lifted

Flashing is a thin, usually galvanized steel material that redirects water away from roof areas. It will be visible where the roof plane meets vertical surfaces such as walls and dormers. It can also be installed around roof features like skylights, chimneys, and vents. Its job is to divert water from these areas so it must be maintained. It can leak water into your home if your flashing becomes rusted, lifted, or otherwise damaged.

Do you need emergency roof repair?

Your roof should not allow water in unless it is an emergency. A professional roofer should be called immediately for a roof inspection. The inspector will inspect your roof and offer solutions to save it from total failure.

Call Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration if you need professional roof repair in Myrtle Beach.

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