Along with installation, your team at RoofPRO also provides roofing service. We will work with you to decide the best course of action for your roof if you believe you simply need a few repairs. We will not attempt to upsell you during your estimate. By developing a tailored maintenance plan for your roof, we can assist you in determining when you might need to replace your entire roof in the future while also protecting your home in the interim.
We have put together information on how to assess the condition of your roof and how to acquire the repairs you require to assist you get a sense of what your roof repair might entail. We can assist you if you decide to turn your DIY evaluation over to professionals at any time. We care about your comfort and safety as well. Here are some items to think about, along with links to posts with further information about roof repairs:
Have you caught a leak?
- Let us assist you in reversing the warning signals before they become more serious! After all, the greatest method to reduce damage and money is to identify a problem as soon as possible:
- Water marks on your ceiling
- Damp, bulging drywall
- Attic planks that are wet. It’s important to regularly check these areas with a flashlight, paying great attention in particular to the surfaces near your chimney. A excellent entrance place for water can be provided by compromised flashing.
- electrical problems Water will flow along electrical wires if it encounters the least amount of resistance.
- Remember that the leak is probably not directly overhead if you do notice internal water damage. Water is a skilled navigator, navigating through crevices and adhering to a variety of surfaces. Contact a reputable roofing firm immediately soon. Based on the signs of your leak and the state of your roof system right now, we can help you identify the source.
Do I need to Hire a Professional Roofer?
Repairing your roof on your own is dangerous and frequently very expensive. You could compare it to attempting a significant auto repair (while being high in the air, no less). It’s crucial to possess the appropriate licenses, safety training, expertise, and equipment. Additionally, working with a licensed roofing business frequently offers you access to better warranties than would otherwise be possible.
What exactly is included in RoofPRO’s service for repairing roof leaks
During the initial inspection that we perform as part of our roof leak repair service, we will make sure to check the sections of the roof that are most likely to have leaks. These are located within the attic, on the roof, beneath the shingles that cover the roof, and outside on the ground. Any sort of inspection that does not include looking on the roof or in the attic is, quite simply, insufficient.
The attic is an essential part of the roofing system for your home. It is not possible to locate certain leaks until the attic has been investigated. Even if you notice water stains, it might be difficult for the untrained eye to determine how long ago they were caused by water. When looking for a leak, it is essential to make this distinction first and foremost. Mold is typically a sign that there is either a gradual leak or inadequate ventilation in the area
It is equally necessary to perform a thorough inspection of the roof, as it may look that a leak is coming from a pipe when, in reality, the source of the leak is coming from above and moving down the pipe. During the time that we spend on your roof, we will evaluate the state of the roofing materials and replace any shingles that are damaged or missing. Leaks are considerably more likely to occur in a roof that was improperly installed as opposed to one that was installed by certified roofers. For this reason, it is quite necessary to contract professionals to assist you with any home improvement projects you do.
It is possible that a leak is not immediately apparent, in which case we may need to lift some shingles or remove some siding in order to examine the flashing. When we evaluate the other components, we look for signs of water damage, such as rusty nails and stains, as well as dirt.
The presence of dirt is a telltale sign that water is entering areas where it shouldn’t be. It is essential to investigate a leak from the ground up, but as was discussed before, this should not be your main point of focus while looking for the source of the problem. It is possible that unscrupulous individuals will try to take advantage of homeowners by merely evaluating the ground; however, this examination is not comprehensive enough to identify every issue.
If, on the other hand, you intend to perform an inspection of your own roof, you should remain on the ground. It is not recommended that you walk on your roof unless you are a trained professional roofer. Therefore, if you are down on the ground, you should search for anything that seems out of place. Keeping a close eye on the behavior of your shingles when exposed to stronger winds may prove to be of great use.
How exactly will strong storms affect the structure that I call home?
We ask this question quite frequently: “Has there been any damage done to your home by a storm?” because it is often straightforward to observe the unfavorable effects of weather-related occurrences in many cases. If any of the following have occurred in either your home or your neighbor’s home, it is imperative that you have a trained professional conduct an inspection of the difficult-to-find damage. Before the issue becomes more serious, we will see to it that any essential repairs are carried out and finished.
Conditions of a storm that can cause damage to roofs:
A strong wind will blow the shingles off your roof, leaving your property vulnerable to rain.
Your property may sustain everything from a minor gutter blockage to severe structural damage if trees or other debris were to fall onto it.
The accumulation of snow and ice causes additional weight, which can cause problems on your roof such as buckles or pools of water.
Heavy precipitation can erode the protective coating on your shingles, reducing their level of protection and making them less effective.
The penetration of shingles by even a moderately sized hailstone might compromise their strength.
How to factor roofing repairs into your budget
You can check into estimating services and get a head start on preparing for your costs before you even have a contractor come to your house to give you an estimate. Websites such as roofcalc.org and Remodeler are able to provide an estimate of the costs involved. Before the hammering begins, you’ll want to make sure you’ve completed these easy steps:
- Know the price
- Get approved for financing
- Use a certified roofer
Have you found out if your previous roofer cut any corners?
When we expose the roofing materials on your home, it is not unusual for us to find faults that were committed by a prior roofer. It is not acceptable for them to create situations on the roof that have the potential to result in leaks or other issues with the building’s structural integrity. It’s possible that some roofers will argue that the stages that are detailed below will save time or money, but the result will not be a seamless roofing system. When we find out that a roofer has placed new shingles on top of the old ones, we go to the root of the problem and fix it. In some places, we found staples instead of nails holding down the shingles, while in other places, the shingles were too far apart from one another. You may rest easy knowing that the RoofPRO staff you work with will never commit such gaffes. This is supported by our certificates as well as our training.