In an emergency situation, you’ll need to get help from professional roofing contractors. They are available 24/7 and can help you resolve emergency roof problems. They will inspect the entire roof area and detect the probable cause of your roof issues.

As a homeowner, you must look for signs of emergency roof incidents.

Here are five common emergency roof repair scenarios that every homeowner should be aware of

#1 The Age Of The Roofing System

The first sign you might be due for emergency roof repair is the age of the roof. Usually roofs are designed to maintain efficiency for 20 to 30 years. Over time, the efficiency of roofs starts deteriorating. There will be frequent repairs, a spike in utility bills and/or inefficiency in providing protection. The old roof can cause emergency situations; You must be mentally and financially prepared for problems. Sometimes you may have to replace the roof!

#2 Excessive Damage To The Shingles

 Shingles Damage .

Shingles form the topmost layer of the roofing system. In simple words, they endure a lot to keep the roof underlayment and the house protected. When you can observe excessive wear and tear to the shingles, take it as a warning sign. Initially, you might feel the lack of urgency to get repairs made. Delay in the roof repair, however, will often lead to an emergency situation. To prevent this, it is essential for you to look out for damages. Blistering, bubbling, cracks and missing and broken shingles are some of the signs that can alert you to the need for emergency roof repair.

#3 Presence Of Dents On The Roof

This is another sign that explains the condition of the roof. Dents on the roof get formed due to hailstones, snowfall and rainfall. Sometimes excessive heat gets built up in the shingle(s) and shrinks the surface, causing severe damage. If you can observe such issues on one or two shingles, you can replace those shingles. If the entire roof is experiencing such issues, it is a sign of severe roof damage. Such scenarios can lead to the need for emergency roof repair.

#4 Damage Caused To The Gutters And Downspouts

 Gutters Damage .

Another warning sign that can lead to emergency situations is excessive damage to the gutters and downspouts. If you can see broken edges, ice-dam formation, clogging and/or heavy debris, there’s the possibility that the gutters will fall off. The gutters cannot handle too much pressure exerted by water, ice and debris. If a gutter does fall off, water will not have a proper flow away from the house and most likely penetrate inside the house. Besides, excessive snow or ice can crack up the gutter material, leading to massive damage to the roofing system.

#5 Water Leaks And Stain Marks On Walls And Ceilings

Roofs have a sturdy design to prevent the penetration of water inside the house. During heavy rainfall or storms, some water may find its way inside the house. The issue becomes massive when you are unable to control the water leak. Be on the lookout for excessive stains and leaks on the walls and ceilings.


Are you experiencing a roof emergency right now? The professionals at Arko Exteriors are known for providing efficient roofing installation, maintenance and replacement services. For more information, call Arko Exteriors at 763-434-2756.