Roof Leak Repair
Before attempting a roof leak repair yourself, evaluate your overall roof condition. This can be partially completed by a visual inspection of your roof.
Can you see numorous failing or missing shingles? Is your roof over twenty years old? Are there wide gaps between roofing materials and roof vents or chimney? Are there patches of failing shingles? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, it may be time to have your roof replaced.
A repair can usually be performed if there is no obvious sign of structural water damage to your roof, such as damaged flashing and buckling shingles.
In addition, siding and window leaks can often present themselves as roof leaks. Our certified roofing contractors will be able to pinpoint the cause of the leak, and advise on the best solution to solve your roof leak repair curing your roof ailment. Sometimes, however, a repair may not be a feasible option, depending on the extent of the damage, or the size of the roof leak itself.
Water typically comes in through worn, broken or missing shingles. Where nails have worked loose, or through poorly sealed roof flashing around vents and chimneys are notorious spots for roof leaks. Once water passes through the roofing deck, it travels down your rafters or topside of ceilings until it finds a nice place to drip (usually onto your sofa, recliner, or bed).
A temporary patch with a 12×12 piece of galvanized metal sheeting can sometimes be performed as a short term roof repair. You simply lift the damaged shingle, push the metal flashing underneath the damaged shingle so the metal covers the hole, then ensure that the metal is pushed fully flush to the surrounding shingles. This will help to assist the water in shedding over the metal, and prevent pooling and further leak damage.
If the repair is greater than one shingle width, it will require you to replace multiple shingles in order to perform a secure repair. You can test the shingles in question by bending a corner of the shingle. If it breaks, instead of flexes, it needs to be replaced. In addition, if the shingle appears gray or bloated, it needs to be replaced.
Other signs that shingles have outlived their useful life is if they have bald spots, cracks, or are curled. Any of those conditions mean the shingles need to be replaced. If they are not actively leaking, they soon will be.
In order to repair the damaged shingles, pick a nice dry, sunny day. This will minimize any accidents from slipping on the roofs surfaces. Carefully tear off the damaged shingles, and pull any worn, damaged, or partially pulled nails from the area. Lay a new shingle in it’s place, then nail the shingle down using galvanized roofing nails. In the case of a damaged shingle causing the leak, this should complete the repair and stop the immediate water leak.
Do NOT Delay Your Roof Repair
If you notice any damage, a roofer should be called immediately for repairs!
First, a small, slow leak, can turn into a major catastrophe if a storm blows over or something rigid delivers more damage to the roof and causes it to cave in.
Another good reason is because water damage restoration is an expensive service.
If the home’s interior becomes flooded or if mold starts growing inside your home you’re going to be worrying about a lot more than roof repairs.
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1. WE HAVE THE PROPER CERTIFICATIONS TO BACK UP OUR WORK
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4. Our team is comprised of experienced local roofers with decades of roofing experience
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7. WE TAKE THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW OUR CUSTOMERS AND THEIR NEEDS
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