Roof repair is often required after damage or wear has occurred to the roof. This happens when there are strong winds that can damage shingles and cause leaks most of the time. Leaks lead to more severe mold and mildew growth problems, wood rot, peeling paint around vents on the interior side of the roof, rotting of fascia boards at gable ends of roofs, etc. Sometimes snow melting off a roof onto an adjacent structure can push it away from its original position. But, again, the best solution is professional services by trained roofing contractors.
How can we know we need a roof repair?
There are many reasons we need roof repair. These include:
-Roof is leaking, and water damage has occurred in the ceiling below.
-Shingles have curled, cracked, or lifted due to snow weight, poor installation with nails coming through shingles, strong winds that catch under lifted shingles and tear them off, dirt embedded into granules of shingles causing scratching against each other that can lead to lifting or curling of the surface of the shingle and eventual wear and tear with exposure to sunlight.
-Nails in most common roof construction types (wood with asphalt roofing) rust over time with exposure to precipitation and cold temperatures leading to holes in the very structure we want to protect from water penetration. This may be a problem on the roof itself, but more likely on the roof overhang. Leaking from this type of hole can cause water damage that needs to be repaired no matter what is causing it.
-Roof is too old and needs replacement. Most local jurisdictions will not allow a new homeowner to place a shingle over a failing plywood deck structure with nails poking up through the plywood, which fails to hold the weight of snow during accumulation periods in winter months. These homeowners have to pay for total replacement or face being fined by building inspectors if they get their roof repaired properly before placing any new shingles over it.
Shingle granules are not adhering well due either to dirt embedded into the surface of shingles or because of chemicals used to treat them for mold/mildew or moss prevention. These can be washed away with a pressure washer and the roof surface-treated like new.
-Roof is too young, and its warranty period offered by the manufacturer has expired. If there are no leaks yet, the homeowner may consider re-roofing over an existing roof if they want to prevent future problems and protect their investment. Re-roofing over older roofs still performing adequately should not cause any issues as long as all gutters and downspouts are clear from obstruction. This will allow accumulated water on top of the re-roof to flow freely through the old wood deck without forcing water penetration through rotted wood or nails that may have rusted and stopped holding fast.
Who can do a roof repair?
Roof repairs must be performed by professional roofing contractors who will know how to install new shingles or re-roof over existing ones, replace broken boards and felt paper, and nail new shingles with screws. Roofers are often made for general construction workers, so they must look professional in their appearance and show their roof repair and roof replacement warranties to convince homeowners that they are the right contractor for the job. If you need roof repair services in the area, our team of professional roofers can help you in any roofing dilemma.