Since your roof provides significant protection against the elements, a serious problem in this part of your home can compromise your safety and comfort. In this article, residential roofing expert A1 Siding & Roofing discusses roofing emergencies and what typically happens during an emergency roof repair.
What Is a Roofing Emergency?
Roofing emergencies typically occur due to extreme weather events, fire or damage caused by animals. Winds with over 50 mph of speed can tear shingles from the roof and leave the substrate exposed. Tree limbs that have been torn off trees and blown towards your roof can cause serious damage too.
Depending on your roof’s fire resistance and other factors, your roof could suffer from minor issues or major damage in the event of a fire. With regards to damage caused by animals, raccoons, squirrels and other critters can chew through your roof and create large holes, especially if your roof already has rotted wood to begin with.
What Can Be Expected From Roofers With Regards to Emergency Repairs?
If you experience any of the situations mentioned above, you should call a roofing contractor to check on your roof and perform necessary repairs. However, these repairs cannot be done right then and there. In case of a storm, roofers would have to wait for the bad weather to pass before they can properly assess the damage and carry out a more permanent repair. A quick repair or a temporary fix may be done — such as installing a protective cover — to prevent further damage to the interior and structure.
In the event of roof fire, roofers would likely attempt to ensure the structure is water-tight. Fire can easily compromise the structural integrity of a roof, so various areas of the roof are potentially dangerous. Your contractor would have to assess the damage and plan for a course of action while keeping your and their crew’s safety in mind.
A1 Siding & Roofing has over 40 years of experience in handling residential and commercial roofing projects. We tackle every job with keen attention to detail, so you can rest assured that your roof system will be properly installed or repaired. Call us at (603) 627-7339 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Manchester, NH, and the surrounding areas.