Trevor Leeds’ article for AngiesList.com discusses three important steps when fixing water damage to your roof. According to Leeds, roof failure and all the issues that come with it are inevitable as your roof approaches its twilight years. Getting rid of water comes first, followed by hiring roofers to keep the roof in shape through regular inspection; a leaky roof may collect and keep water in its layers that slowly weaken the system if not eliminated
“Your leak issue may be as small as re-caulking or resealing your roof seams or flashings with a high grade roof sealant, or it may require a larger repair option such as replacing the underlayment in a specific section, repairing damaged roof tiles or replacing a leaky skylight.” Leeds goes on to paint a picture of the roof issue you may be dealing with and how easy (or complex) it may be for you. His suggestion:
Contact a professional roofer as soon as possible. Though the roofing company may not be able to get to your property immediately, a good roofing company typically can get you scheduled in with their emergency repair crew within 24-48 hours.
Note to you do-it-yourselfers – being on a roof during the rain is very dangerous and we only recommend having a professional do the work. Finding a reputable roofer doesn’t have to be a daunting task, but they will do it right the first time and save you lots of money and grief down the road.
Despite its relatively pleasant climate, Memphis is a city with a history of periodic tornadoes. One may not strike soon but when it does, it can blow away virtually anything it touches and those around it may suffer severe damage, including blown-off shingles. A tornado moving at 33-50 mps is capable of peeling off roof surfaces and shaking its substructure; this effect is not something you will want to spend a small fortune to repair, even with the help of roofing companies in Memphis.
Memphis, TN roofing companies like Roof Pro consists of roofers and contractors who have been trained to provide the necessary roof installation, repair, and maintenance its clients need. They perform tasks according to building codes that are established to ensure quality roofing work. A roofing company’s services cannot be paralleled with any DIY method available online, unless you’re a skilled roofer yourself.
(From: 3 steps for proactive roof maintenance, Angieslist.com, July 11, 2013)