Roof Emergency Q & A: What You Need to Know

Roofing systems sustain damage over time–after all, they are exposed to the harshest weather conditions all year round. The question, however, is how do you differentiate normal wear and tear to an actual roofing emergency? Thompson Roofing and Construction, your premier roofing and siding expert, answers that in this handy Q & A.215-256roofing1.jpg

What isn’t considered a roofing emergency?

Get a pair of binoculars, find a spot that offers a good view of your roof, and start checking its surface. If you see some slight curling in the shingles, don’t worry too much about it. Asphalt shingles tend to curl as they age. Don’t sweat the few shingle granules inside your gutters or near the end of downspouts either. This particular roofing material sheds their protective granules all the time. Unless you see that the shingles are already “bald” and are exposing the substrate, this is still considered normal roof aging.

When is it a good idea to call a roofing contractor for emergency repairs?

An emergency roofing problem, on the other hand, refers to more serious problems that will lead to extensive damage if left unattended. High wind speeds that forcefully tear the shingles off your roof is an emergency. The same goes for flying debris, such as large tree branches, that can damage your roof upon impact. These can leave dents and cracks that make it easy for rainwater to leak inside your home. Should this be the case, it pays to call Thompson Roofing and Construction, your reliable roofing and gutters contractor, for emergency repair work.

What should you expect during an emergency roof repair?

Given how storm damage is the primary culprit in a number of roofing problems, it’s always a better idea to deal with them promptly. Once you call Thompson Roofing and Construction for emergency roof repairs, we’ll send a crew to your property as soon as the storm abates. Our technicians will assess the overall damage and perform temporary protection to prevent further damage to your home. When the weather clears, we’ll come back to provide a more permanent solution.

Thompson Roofing and Construction is not just your go-to company for high-quality new construction. You can also count on us to provide high-quality roof repair services. With our top-tier products and expert crew, we’ll have your roofing system back to its reliable and high-performing condition. We proudly serve the areas in and around Huntsville, AL. Call us today at (256) 952-3309 or fill out this contact form to get a free quote.