Residential Roof repair Process
What you should know before letting anyone on your roof!
Are they licensed?
Are they insured?
Determining where the leak is coming from
Typically, if you have a roof leak you will have either water on your floors and/or brown spots on your ceiling. This can be a good indication (but not always) on where the leak is coming from.
Shingles seal to themselves when they overlap, so unless you have a missing or cracked shingles, or unsealed nail heads water does not get in. Most leaks come from areas such as your chimney, pipe boots, and skylights. The reason for this is because your shingles have been cut around these areas and flashing is used to bridge the gap. Eventually water works its way under the flashing and you have a leak.
Chimney Leak Repair
Chimney leaks are very common. There are many several different materials that need to be inspected. The design of the chimney and roof slope needs to be taken into account as well.
Pipe Boot Leak Repair
Vents from your plumbing exist through your roof and are sealed with whats called a pipe boot. These are prone to failure. The collars become brittle and crack, the sealant will also crack over time.
Skylight Leak Repair
We all love skylights and the light and warmth they add to our homes, but unfortunately skylights are notorious for leaking. Similar to a chimney leak materials and design needs to be taken into account.
Other potential leak causes are: age, complex architecture, clogged gutters, missing drip edge, missing gutter apron, and more. You can schedule a free inspection by using the form at the bottom of this page or by calling us directly.
Stopping the leak
Depending on the cause of the leak the repair process can vary. To repair leaks around chimneys, pipe boots, and skylights you cannot simply replace the shingles and flashing. You have to tear everything off to first inspect the decking and then build it back up so that your roof and home will be protected even if the shingle or flashing fails again. Sometimes a cricket or even an entire slope need to be built to divert water correctly.
Unless you only need a small repair that could be completed with added flashing and/or sealant; you will need an experienced and licensed professional to complete the job.
Once you have a leak in your roof, it’s only a matter of time before the water damages your roof decking, drywall, paint, and even flooring. It’s important to get these issues fixed at the source before the damage gets worse.
Guaranteeing the leak
If you a have a leak
schedule your free roof inspection
Scheduling your free roof inspection is easy. You can call us directly at 833-468-3343 or you can simply use the form below. We look forward to helping you.