Do you worry that you may have an emergency roof repair but aren’t exactly sure that your roof problem would be considered an emergency by anyone else? Don’t worry, The Roofman is here to explain all you need to know about emergency roof repairs.
If you think that your roof needs an emergency repair then you’re probably right. The roof of your house is a vital part of your property and not only protects your home but all of its contents too. Over the past 25 years, we’ve lost count of the number of roofs that we have serviced. We provide a wide range of roof solutions and are one of the leading roofing companies in Brisbane. So, let’s take a look at some of the most common emergency roof repairs.
Emergency Roof Repair
Typically, the most common roof repairs that we get called on to fix are:
- Broken or missing roof tiles
- Roof leaks, cracks, or punctures
- Torn underlayment
- Loose roof nails
- Damaged flashing, fascia or guttering
Let’s look at these in more detail.
Broken or missing roof tiles
Missing or broken tiles are definitely considered an emergency roof repair. While tile roofs can last up to 50 years that doesn’t make them immune to unexpected hail or rain damage. Missing or damaged roof tiles mean your home is no longer water tight and may be exposed to leaks.
If your property has an underlayment you could be at even more risk of further damage. The role of the underlayment is to provide additional moisture resistance for your property and when it’s exposed to the sun, for example, it can start to deteriorate. Missing or broken tiles can also expose the underlayment to rain which may cause it to rot over time. So now you can seen why broken or missing tiles should be dealt with immediately.
Roof leaks, cracks and punctures
This is one of the most common roof jobs that we service and is classed as an emergency whether you have a big or a small leak. Roof leaks are particularly dangerous because they can trigger electrical issues and if the water pools on part of the roof, it can cause ongoing damage to the home
We’ve already mentioned that the underlayment acts as further protection for your roof and contents of your home. If a tear occurs it should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid exposure to leaks and moisture damage.
Loose roof nails
These are often caused by environmental issues that can’t be controlled such as temperature or by poor roof installation. Searing hot temperatures can cause roof nails to expand causing them to pop out of place. Since nails are used to hold other parts of the roof in place, loosening can cause other areas of the roof to become mispositioned. Loose nails can also lead to corrosion.
Damaged flashing, fascia or guttering
Fixing damage to the fascia, flashing or guttering immediately will protect your home and its contents. Together they work to provide protection from water and cover open or exposed sections of the roof. They also provide a flushing system that directs the water to more manageable locations. Damage to any one of these roof elements can lead to potential water damage.
Ultimately the roof of your home is there to protect your property, its inhabitants and its contents so it has a vital role to play. Our durable roof metals, tiles, and premium finishes mean The Roofman can provide a solution for any type of roof repair and carry out emergency roof repair. If you think you may have an emergency roof repair call The Roofman asap and save yourself further damage and expense. If you haven’t had a roof inspection in a while, The Roofman also provides a FREE roof inspection service. Call today on 0410 452 234 or visit our website for more information