Not all roof problems should cause panic, but some can’t wait for too long. You should promptly address emergency issues, and to do that, you should know which red flags qualify as immediate causes for concern.
Kirtley and Sons Roofing shares the common scenarios that must be dealt with as soon as possible:
Discovering Active Leakage
Catching a leak in the act should be alarming enough. It means there’s a break in your roofing system that has gone under the radar or been left unchecked. It may seem too late to stop it now, but fixing the leak isn’t a top priority in this situation. What’s more pressing is detecting its source and temporarily covering it with a tarp to keep water intrusion under control and mitigate the damage.
Witnessing Overflowing Gutters
Even if 100% of your home interior is dry during the storm, watching the water pour over the sides of your gutter is an eye-opener. It suggests that there’s debris buildup you may not have known about before.
Without doing anything about it, the spillage could ruin your landscaping, expose your foundations to high levels of moisture or even flood your basement. Experienced roofing contractors will agree that the water could go upward, seep into the fascia board and invade your system’s interior, wooden framing.
Learning About Trapped Debris on the Roof
Did you hear a loud noise in your roof? It could be the sound flying debris makes upon impact. Considering that it’s a hazard until it’s taken to the ground, get it removed off your roofing system as soon as possible.
Noticing Blown-Off Shingles on the Ground
Seeing your yard littered with shingles after the storm means that your roof is missing some of its covering against the elements. Call a roof repair service expert before it rains again. Otherwise, the inclement weather could cause greater damage to your home through those affected areas.
Kirtley and Sons Roofing always attends to your emergency roofing needs ASAP. Call us at (281) 371-6776 now to schedule an inspection, and get a free estimate in Houston, TX, or any nearby community.