Sometimes water leaks, excessive mold growth and unattended roof issues will cause major problems with your roofing system. Issues with shingles, gutters and pipes can also be a problem.

Here are some of the issues that indicate the need for emergency roof repair…

#1 Problem With The Shingles


Usually, bad weather can blow off two to three shingles from the roof. That’s not a big problem. But when you see that more than 50 percent of the shingles are blown off, it is a severe problem. This shows that the roof underlayment is exposed to harsh weather conditions. Due to excessive moisture content, the wood of the roof underlayment will rot and cause in-depth problems with the roof. Another thing you can observe are blistered or bubbled shingles, or shingles missing their granules, making them inefficient.

#2 Age Of The Roof

Generally, the age of an average roof is about 30 to 35 years. When the roof is nearing the end of its useful service life, you may experience a roofing emergency. This is one of the most common reasons why homeowners seek roof repair services from professional roofers.

#3 You Can Observe A Severe Impact On The Roof


If hailstones or tree branches make a severe impact on your roof, they can destroy it such that it needs to be replaced. That’s when you make the call for emergency roof repair, since you’ve got water coming into the home in multiple spots and the roof is no longer doing its job.

#4 Excessive Water Leaks From All Sides Of The Roof

If you’ve got excessive leaks in your roof, coming in from all directions (it seems) then you’ve got problems. Moisture penetrates the roof, helping to rot the underlayment. Then your walls and ceilings experience water stains. You might have to put buckets in rooms to collect rainwater! This is an emergency situation that needs immediate attention.

#5 Damage To The Gutters

If your gutters are damaged, expect a clogged downspout which may block the drainage system. If water cannot get off your roof and away from the house properly, it gets “stuck” on the roof, leading to the eventual need for a roof replacement since the underlayment becomes soaked and rotted!


Emergency roof repairs typically come unannounced. Meanwhile, the need for a roof replacement might be immediate if the roof is leaking in such a way that you and your family are in danger. When you need emergency roofing services in Blaine, MN, contact Arko Exteriors at 763-434-2756.