Roof Repairs: Professional Roof Repairs
Roof Repairs are needed because every roof will eventually leak
The 5 Most Common Reasons Why Roofs Need Repair:
- Lack of Maintenance
The failure to find and correct minor roof deterioration in the earliest stages is probably the greatest cause of premature roof problems. An ounce of prevention: Schedule regular roof inspections to find the problem areas and correct them before storms arrive.
- Weathering (natural aging of roof)
All roofing materials deteriorate from exposure to the weather. The rate of aging is determined largely by the kind of material and the sun and weather exposure. Example: Granule loss on shingles can expose the asphalt layer which cracks in the sun causing the roof shingles to fail.
- Wind and Hail Damage
Roofing materials are subject to damage from strong winds. Three tab roofs are generally designed to resist 60 mph winds, while laminated shingles are generally rated for 110mph winds. If you have lost shingles, have a professional roofer inspect your roof immediately. All roofs, even Class IV Hail Resistant roofs can be severely damaged by hail.
- Flashing Failures
The function of flashings is to provide a watertight junction between roofing materials and roof projections. Flashings are the most vulnerable part of any roof. Their importance and the importance of maintaining them properly cannot be overemphasized.
Common flashing leak areas are around skylights and chimneys. Chimney flashings are very vulnerable because the cement can crack allowing water to penetrate behind the flashing.
- Pipe Jacks
Pipe jacks, especially the slip on rubber boot type often crack and leak. Common leak spots
The 5 Benefits of Timely Roof Repairs:
- Saves You Money on Big Repairs
Keeps small problems from turning into large expensive repairs
- Keeps Your Roof Warranty Intact
Ensures your roof lasts the way it was intended. Many warranties are voided if problems are overlooked.
- Keeps Your Homeowners Insurance Policy Intact
Most homeowner policies do not cover water damage from roof problems attributable to lack of maintenance.
- Protects Your Valuable Possessions From Water Damage
Nobody wants to suffer damage to their possessions from storm damage caused by improper roof installation or leaks.
- Peace of Mind
Just as you would check your car out before embarking on a road trip for peace of mind, it is good to check yoour roof before stormy weather arrives.
NOTE: We highly recommend every homeowner have his or her roof inspected annually, after major hail and wind storms, or if your home develops a leak.