If you’ve managed to make it through this year without roof repair, you might think you’re in the clear until 2018 arrives. However, there are still a few months left until the end of the year, and fall and winter come with their own set of dangers that might leave you in need of emergency roof repair in Philadelphia.
If you’ve been putting off a roof inspection, here are three reasons you might want to consider seeing your local roofing contractors in Bucks County, PA to avoid the need for an emergency visit later.
- Hurricane winds. Hurricane season is far from over! Hurricanes can bring along winds reaching 150 miles per hour, which can mean disaster for any loose shingles. With a number of tropical storms expected coming up from the southern coast, you might find yourself with a hole in your roof by the end of the season!
- Heavy snow. When it snows in the winter, do you brush the snow off your roof? Not many homeowners do, but the weight of a large amount of snow can cause your roof to indent and sag, which can contribute to damage to the structural integrity of your home. While you’ll be fine after a light dusting, if the snow has built up enough that you need to shovel your driveway, you should be clearing the snow off your roof if it is 10 years or older.
- Falling trees and telephone poles. If you live in a wooded area, shingles being blown off your roof can be a minor concern when it comes to heavy rain and winds. One of the biggest dangers during hurricane season for those living in rural areas is falling trees, which can be uprooted during a storm and do serious structural damage to the roof. Even if you live in a suburban area, telephone and electrical poles have been known to come down during heavy storms as well.
If you find that you do need emergency roof repair, be sure to call our roofing professionals at C.R. Thompson Roofing today!