Given how your roofing is exposed to the harshest elements day in and day out, some issues will pop up in the system eventually. They may even be severe enough to prompt extensive repair work. But how exactly do you know if these issues are considered an emergency?

1. Wind Tears Off Your Shingles

High winds that exceed 50 miles per hour (mph) are strong enough to tear off your shingles and expose the roof deck, leaving it vulnerable to water infiltration. If a few shingles are missing, you may be able to replace a small section of damaged shingles while a large section may necessitate a larger roof replacement.

2. Experienced Impact on the Roof

When a storm occurs, your roof can be struck by lightning, hail or fallen trees and other fallen objects. If a large branch or a tree falls on your home, it’s quite possible that it will remove the roofing and puncture the felt paper or other material that protects your home from leaks.

3. Snow and Ice Have Been Heavy

When snow and ice begin to build up under the shingles, this can cause serious leaking once the ice begins to melt after it settles underneath the surface. Once you see evidence of leaking, you will want this taken care of right away to avoid further damage that will require roof replacement since leakages often lead to mold growth and structural damage.

4. Animals Have Destroyed Your Roof

Animals like squirrels, raccoons, and woodpeckers can nest or chew holes in siding and roofing. Chewing on the materials and digging around on the roof can create holes and make for costly repairs.

5. Your Gutters Need Replacing

Problem gutters may not seem like a roofing issue, but they can cause troubles that lead all the way from the gutter to the rooftop. Gutters that are clogged with debris or frozen with ice and snow can lead to water back-ups that loosen and damage roofing and cause leaks.

What Should You Expect During the Roof Repair Process?

A team of exterior services experts will do a thorough assessment of its extent. Extensive roof damage can’t be repaired in one day so contractors will cover leaks with a tarp to prevent water from further damaging your roof. Once the storm has passed, they’ll provide a more long-term solution to your roof damage.

At Tri-County Contracting, our strategy is simple: offer our customers quality products, the best in industry warranties and fair pricing. We have plenty of high-quality product options – more than anywhere else in the area – and trusted inspection services that will give you peace of mind about your investment for many years to come.

Tri-County Contracting looks forward to serving you! For more information about our services and products or to get your free project estimate, contact us at (262) 679-6100, or fill out our online form. We serve clients in New Berlin, WI