Causes and Dangers of Roofing Emergencies

Property owners should never overlook the importance of treating roofing emergencies. A roofing emergency that isn’t treated right away can lead to many more severe issues. Roofing problems don’t go away; they grow. And if you don’t do something, you could compromise the safety of your family and your home. Unattended roofing problems can also escalate to cause extensive damage to the interior of your home. Preemptively contacting an emergency roofing service can prevent critical damages to your home. Immediate action is necessary before more unforeseen problems occur.

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What Causes Roofing Emergencies?

When you think about roof damage, you probably imagine emergencies caused by a fallen tree, natural disaster, aging, and other typical factors. However, there are other things to consider. Homeowners should be aware of these additional types of damage:

  • Damage caused by animals, such as birds, rodents, insects, and bats. Insects and other living creatures can infest vulnerable areas in your roof. Gnawing rodents and nesting birds can rip up insulation, expose wires, and fill your spaces with dangerous animal waste. Some rodents and insects can also eat away at the materials of your home to build nests or as food.
  • A roof that is exposed to extreme climate conditions should be inspected regularly. Temperature extremes, freeze-thaw cycles, heavy winds, and hailstorms can all cause roof emergencies. The damage can be hard to spot. Often the damage from individual events is very subtle, but the cumulative damage they cause can lead to severe roof problems.
  • Flat roofs are susceptible to unique problems. Ponding is one of the most common issues with flat roofs. If a roof drainage system is blocked or damaged, stagnant water can quickly compromise and weaken the roof’s surface.

Catch Problems Early

These issues can quickly escalate if a strong storm or falling object hits a compromised section of your roof. An unmaintained roof lacks the support or protection necessary to absorb smaller damages. However, a well-maintained roof can be the difference between a secure interior and a serious emergency. When a serious natural disaster—like an earthquake, a tornado, or any other severe storm—hits your roof, a well-maintained roof is less likely to suffer an emergency.

A well-maintained roof results in greater safety for you and your family and will also prevent additional and potentially costly issues from occurring. If you haven’t had your roof inspected in a few years or suspect damage, contact Eagle Watch Roofing, your local emergency roof service. We can help at any time, so call us before a problem gets out of hand.

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