Roofers: They're Number One

4 Roof Problems That Need Urgent Repairs

It is important to keep your home in good shape to improve the comfort and safety of your family. This includes addressing roof damages right after you spot them. But sometimes, you may overlook roof damages and hope they don't worsen as you wait to save money for repairs. This is a bad move since roof damage worsens with time, exposing your home to catastrophic damages and your family to health hazards. Continue reading to discover four roof issues you should address immediately. 

1. Missing Shingles

After heavy rainfall, wind, or hail storm, you may notice some shingles missing from your roof. Shingles can also be dislodged from your roof by falling tree branches. Therefore, check your yard, and you might find them lying somewhere. Generally, missing shingles means water has now found a way to enter your home. And it will create a favorable condition for mold growth and destroy your ceilings and walls. Therefore, contact a roofing contractor before the next downpour.

2. Roof Punctures

These are gaping holes on your roof. They can develop when sharp debris is thrown at your roof during a hurricane, when trees fall on your roof, or due to foot traffic. Besides ruining your roof appeal, punctures can allow water infiltration, exposing your roof framework to rot. And the holes are good entry points for pests and critters. Given how pests destroy property and transmit diseases, you do not want them in your home. Protect your home from water damage and pest infestation by seeking roof repairs ASAP.

3. Damaged Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is installed around the chimney, skylights, and valleys to prevent water infiltration. After some time, the flashing may bend or rust due to constant exposure to harsh weather conditions. Flashing may also sustain damage if you step on it while walking on your roof. Damaged flashing cannot protect your home from water damage. Therefore, you should contact a roofing contractor before the water starts leaking.

4. Sagging Spots

If your roof is old or your trusses are rotten due to water damage, you may note that some spots are sagging. These spots create depressions that may hold water, leading to water intrusion. A sagging roof could also collapse, causing injuries and property damage. If you care about your family and home, you should know that a sagging roof requires immediate repair.

Ignoring the above roof damage is welcoming pests, rain, and snow into your home. And they will cause massive damage. Seeking timely roof repair is a good way to preserve your home's value and protect your family.

To learn more, contact a roofing contractor in your area.

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Roofers: They're Number One

Who is number one on your list? We have to say that roofers are number one on our list. Would you expect anything else from people who write a blog about roofers? Probably not, but allow us to explain a bit more. While we have appreciation for a lot of different professions, we have really come to appreciate the balance of skills that roofers must hold. They need to know how to work with their hands. At the same time, they also need a lot of technical knowledge, and they need to be able to make some pretty involved mathematical calculations, too. Thank you, roofers.