There are many home improvement and repairs that can be put off for an indefinite amount of time, but roofing is not one. You need a secure and sound roof surface to shed water, snow and protect the interior of the home. Below are five roofing emergencies that should be taken care of immediately.
Winter can be unrelenting on harsh on your roof. Snow and ice that melts during the day will rush down towards the edge, head into the gutters, but can begin to refreeze as the sun goes down. This will build up over time and begin to lift the shingles, placing moisture to the underside of the roofing materials. You will end up with damaged shingles, eaves and could have an extensive amount of water damage to the inner roof structure.
Tree Limb and Debris Damage
Large tree limbs falling on the roof can cause undeniable damage, but even smaller limbs can wreak havoc on the surface integrity. This type of damage should be repaired quickly before moisture has a chance to enter any areas that have been compromised.
Missing or Damaged Flashing
The flashing is a metallic material that surrounds vents, chimneys, skylights, and covers angled areas of the roof where they join. Missing and damaged flashing makes your roof vulnerable to leaks. Water can leak through the area of missing flashing and cause damage on the interior on a completely opposite side of the building. Water can travel long distances once it infiltrates.
UV rays and age do much to begin deteriorating the quality of the roofing materials. If the material is extremely ages and worn, it may be time to invest in new roofing to cover the surface. You can end up with a product that will be the last one you ever buy for the lifetime of home ownership.
Broken and Missing Shingles
High winds and driving rain can crack, break and remove shingles. This exposes portions of the underlayment to the elements. Once water can openly access this area of the roof, the damage caused will be swift and brutal. Have all damaged and missing shingles replaced as soon as possible.
Contact an experienced roofing company Massachusetts like South Shire Roofers and get needed repairs done right away!