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5 Times You Should Call a Professional Roofer for Assistance

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As a homeowner, you should know when to call in a professional to help you with your roof. Some roofing situations require immediate assistance, and being able to take action when these situations happen can save your roof.

1. When You Have Missing or Broken Shingles

The shingles on your roof are the first line of defense. The shingles protect the other layers of your roof and help keep water from seeping down through your roof and into your home.

When your shingles become cracked, curled-up, or are just missing, they can't do their job and protect your home. Damaged and missing shingles should be replaced right away to keep water out of your roof. Replace damaged and missing shingles promptly to lower the cost of repairs.

2. When Your Flashing Is Pulled Up or Damaged

Flashing is the collection of metal strips used along the joints of your roof. You may have flashing along the edge of your roof, in the valley of your roof, and around your chimney and vents.

Flashing helps protect these vulnerable areas where your roof meets with itself or other objects. Flashing is designed to help prevent water from getting under your roof.

Flashing is one of the more vulnerable points on a roof. If you notice your flashing has become pulled up on the edges, your flashing is no longer able to protect your roof and keep the water out effectively. Other signs of compromised flashing include holes, cracks, and rust. Once your flashing is compromised, replace it.

3. When Water Is Leaking Into Your Home

If you ever find water leaking into your home, take immediate action. Leaking water damages your roof, the walls of your home, your electrical system, and your floors. Water leaks, when allowed to persist, can be incredibly damaging.

When you spot a water leak in your home, you need emergency roofing assistance. A professional roofer will be able to identify where the leak is coming from and patch the area up to prevent more water from getting into your home. They can also assess the damage that has already occurred and determine if any materials inside of your home need attention as well.

Acting quickly with a water leak prevents serious damage to your home and helps prevent mold from developing as well.

4. When a Tree Branch Falls on Your Roof

When a tree branch falls on your roof, you are going to need assistance right away. A roofing company can come out and help you remove the tree limb from your roof. They can also inspect for damage.

A wide range of damage can occur when a large tree branch falls on your roof. A tree branch can rip through your entire roof, through the decking, and go into your attic or home. Even if the damage is not that intense, a tree branch landing on your roof can still do serious damage to the shingles and underlayers of your roof.

Quick action is necessary to patch up your roof and protect your home from further damage.

5. When Your Roof Looks Like It is Sagging

If your roof looks like it is sagging when you look at it, that is a very serious sign that your roof is about to fail. Your roof looks like it is sagged when the roof deck, the material between the trusses in your attic and your exterior roofing material, break down.

When a sagging roof is not fixed, it could eventually collapse inward.

If your roof is exhibiting any of the above signs or issues, give us a call at Residential Roofing Services today, and we will send out team out to inspect and repair your roof. We can also perform yearly roof checks to ensure your roof stays in good condition.
Residential Roofing Services
Columbia, Irmo & St. Andrews, South Carolina

Phone: 803-256-3022

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.