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Prevent Your Whole Roof From Blowing Away

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

Damaged roof When your shingles blow away, the layers of your roofing system can quickly become a risk.

Prevent Roof Damage

Act fast if you have a roof leak from windblown missing shingles. Roof problems are no joke, and even a tiny roof leak can expand a lot more quickly than you might expect.

Layers of Protection
When your shingles blow away, the layers of your roofing system can quickly become a risk rather than a protection. A damaged roof lets water in through the hole, potentially soaking into your lower layers. There are three main protective components in your roof:

  • Shingles
  • Underlayment
  • Water shield

You could see extensive damage if the shingles ripped these layers away. This is why you should call a storm repair company for an estimate and initial mitigation as soon as you notice a problem — even if you don't expect to do a full recovery job immediately.

How Roof Repair Starts
When it comes to a roof leak, initial mitigation steps often involve covering up the hole with impermeable materials. You're probably familiar with the sight of blue tarps on roofs in New Tulsa, OK, after a heavy storm. If you think they're the same tarps you find at the hardware store, you're not too far off the mark. However, good roof repair companies rarely use bargain-basement options, and there's a lot more work that goes into placing the roof coverings.

Making a New Roof
Applying tarps is similar to building a new roof, only it takes a tiny fraction of the time and effort. Additionally, the effects are usually only reliable for a few days. More specifically, members of repair crews have to consider all of the same drainage and coverage properties when building temporary covers as they would if they were constructing a new roof.

Apart from quick action and careful consideration of roofing principles, the initial steps to fixing a roof leak might involve using plywood sheeting or lumber frames. It all depends on your repair schedule, the weather and the company you choose to handle your recovery project.

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