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Roofers: They Get It You want a safe home. You want a warm home. And of course, you want an energy-efficient home. Do you know what can help you achieve all of these goals? Your roof. That's right, if you call up a roofer and tell them about your desires, they can recommend some roofing repairs or materials to help you achieve those desires. They may recommend a metal roof, or they might recommend adding zinc strips to the roof peak. It all depends. One thing we can promise, though, is that learning more about roofing is a good idea. This blog is a good resource, but we recommend looking for other ones, too.





4 Signs You Need Emergency Residential Roof Repair

Standard asphalt shingles last anywhere from 15–20 years, while architectural asphalt shingles last 20–30 years. When your asphalt shingles reach the end of their life expectancy, you should expect repairs. Here are 4 signs that you need emergency residential roof repair. 

Blocked Gutters

The gutters of your home transport water from the roof to the ground so that your roof doesn't have standing water on it. The standing water would wear down the asphalt roofing material until it needs to be replaced. The gutters can also have clogs, causing standing water. When the gutters become clogged, you need to remove the clog with professional gutter cleaning services. Alternatively, you'll need to climb on the roof to clear the gutters yourself. 

Damaged/Missing Shingles

Your asphalt shingle roof uses numerous shingles in its construction. This technique makes it easy to repair small damage in the roof by repairing only the required shingles. One-piece roofs, while easy to install, require you to repair the entire roof whenever repairs are required. The shingles can become damaged for numerous reasons, including standing water, wind, and hail. The damage can cause the shingles to become loose or completely detached. 

Water Leaks 

Your roof's main job is to protect you from the elements, such as water. Therefore, when you notice water breaking through the roofing material into your home, it can be disconcerting. These leaks can cause significant water damage to the rest of your house, such as the flooring in your attic or the top floor of your home. It can also create mold. Whenever you see growth development, it indicates high moisture levels. If you catch the problem early enough, you can kill the mold with bleach. Otherwise, you'll need to replace all of the building materials.

High Utility Bills 

Your roof plays a large role in your home's insulation, which refers to how well your home keeps inside air inside and leaves outside air outside. Your first line of defense is the roofing material itself. You can also include additional foam insulation underneath the roofing material if necessary. When your bills increase significantly, it can indicate that air is able to escape from your roof. You can install new insulation, but you may get better results with a new roof.

When you have roof problems, you'll want to get them resolved before the weather gets extreme. Contact your local roofing company for a quote today.