Your roof is your home’s primary defense against storms, so you need to act quickly if it gets damaged. In part one of this two-part blog series, we discuss what causes roof damage and what you should do if you notice a problem
Causes of Emergency Roof Repairs
Excessively long periods of rain can damage your roof indirectly. For instance, the non-stop rain can weaken the soil around your property. This can lead to trees falling down, particularly if their roots are shallow. Falling tree limbs can cause your shingles to crack. Strong winds can also do the same thing by sending branches and tree limbs flying. In addition, strong winds can blow off loose shingles and leave your roof’s underlayment exposed to the storm.
Hailstorms are another common cause for emergency roof repairs. Large hailstones can crack your shingles or slam through portions of your roof. What’s worse is that damage from hail can be hard to notice from the ground. As the leading provider of roof repair and gutter repair services in our area, we highly recommend scheduling a professional roof inspection if your home gets hit by hail even if there seems to be no damage to your roof.
What to Do if Your Roof Is Leaking
The first thing you need to do is to call a trustworthy roofing company for emergency roof repairs. Afterwards, protect your interior from the roof leak. Move your furniture away from the dripping water. If you see a large bulge on your ceiling, then this means water is pooling in that area. If you leave this bulge unattended, then the water can spread and cause multiple leaks. Instead, puncture that bulge, and catch the water in a container. We recommend using a funnel and hose.
We are the leading choice for roof repair and roof installation services in our local area with over a decade’s worth of experience. Call us at (512) 504-7900 to learn more about our services and products. We serve homeowners in Pflugerville, TX.
Stay tuned for part two of this blog series, where we will explain what you should expect from an emergency roof repair.