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How Does The Roof Repair Process Work

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The gentle patter of rain is one of the most relaxing sounds of nature until the pattern turns into a constant drip from your ceiling to your floor. A simple roof repair can restore your roof and let you enjoy the relaxing sound of rain once again. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the roof repair process, from inspection to repair. 


The Naples repair process actually begins with a camera and not a hammer and shingles. You need a keen set of eyes from the start to diagnose your problems.


Roof experts come in and inspect your roof, looking carefully for any roofing problems.An experienced contractor, be it a Fort Myers roofing contractor or a Naples roofing contractor, will identify the source of a leak if you have one. Water damage does not always manifest itself directly under the leak. The leak can move great distances, and experienced contractors have the expertise to see this.

Fixing the Issue

Next, a contractor will seal or repair the water entry or leak points. They can repair or replace the damaged areas of the roof as well as seal up the water entry point if the roof needs such a repair. The contractor’s approach will depend on the roofing problem. For example, damaged flashing needs to be replaced with new flashing. If you have worn sealant, then the contractor will remove the sealant and replace it with new caulk or tar.If you have a damaged vent boot, the contractor will remove and replace it. After replacing the boot, the contractor will seal around the boot to prevent leaks. If you have broken or missing shingles, the contractor will bring in new shingles to patch the roof. Make sure you use a contractor that carries the same shingles that you currently have on your roof. 

Bigger Fixes

Sometimes the problem is bigger than just a simple leak. Your roof may have a puncture, or water may have damaged the decking, the first layer of your roof. In this case, the repair looks much like a basic roofing process with a roof replacement. Significant roof damage requires significant repair. Punctures require reframing and installing a new layer of sheathing, shingles, and underlayment. Your contractor will make sure the new sheathing and underlayment have no gaps. The contractor will repair a damaged roof deck in the same way they repaired the puncture. They will remove shingles and underlayment, get rid of the rotten roof, and replace it. 


The success of your roof repair depends heavily on the person you select to repair the roof. Our contractors stand out among the others for several reasons. Here are a few of them: 

  • Quality Inspection: We lead the industry with our roof inspections. We leave no tile unchecked, not resting until we find the source of your roof problems. 
  • Live Video: You can watch your inspection from a live video feed. So you can see us work as we work. 
  • Consistent Estimates: We use the same estimating software that insurance companies use, so you can rest that you’ll receive a fair estimate. 
  • Expertise: We are experts in local building codes and laws. We will make sure all of the roofing repairs are up to standard. 
  • Longevity: We have experience. We’ve been licensed contractors in Florida for 20 years. 

We believe so much in the quality of our work, we offer a free, no-risk roof inspection for anyone who wants it. We will head up to your roof and break out our cameras so you can see our work and we can help you find the problems on your roof. 


When an inspector checks out your roof, he knows exactly what to look for. Here are a few of the more common signs of roof problems he might see. 

  1. A Break In the Field of Shingles: Inspect your roof and look at the field of the shingles. Look at the top of the vertical knockouts, keeping an eye out for missing colored granules and cracks. Any of these problems can cause a leak in your roof and indicate you need a new roof. 
  2. Incorrectly Installed Valleys: Like with landscape, a valley is a dip where two planes meet. Some roofers use metal flashing while others use rolled roofing in the valleys. If a valley isn’t cut correctly, it can cause water to get under the shingle and leak into your home. 
  3. Chimneys: Chimneys will have four different types of flashing on them. If any of those flashings are installed incorrectly, your roof will leak. Look for hairline cracks or broken soldered corners to discover the problems with your chimney. 
  4. Vent Flashings: Newer vent flashings incorporate a rubber seal with the traditional aluminum flashing. Rubber fails far more often than aluminum in less time, so look for cracked rubber around your plumbing pipe. 
  5. Furnace Flashing: Furnace flashing or B-Vent flashing will often have a metal storm collar. The collar should fit snugly around the vertical pipe coming from the roof. If something loosens the collar, the roof will leak. 
  6. Wind Blown Rain Leaks: Hurricane-force winds paired with rain can cause problems if your roof isn’t properly prepared. Hidden edges of the valley of the roof have a 180-degree crease which creates a channel that can blow rain back into the bottom of the valley. If you do not have proper roofing cement under your shingles, you’ll find rainwater in your home. 
  7. Non-Roof Leaks: When you have water dripping from your ceiling, you do not always have a roof leak. Attic condensation, cracked chimney crowns, and even missing siding can cause leaks. 

These are just a few of the common issues. When you do not have an obvious problem, an experienced contractor will know what to look for. 


You can prevent roof problems with annual roof inspections. Schedule an annual inspection so a contractor can identify any hotspots that might cause you problems before you have to replace an entire section of the roof. Often when the water has begun to drip from your ceiling, you’ve had the leak for some time and it has already caused significant damage. Problems like attic mold, for example, will have already begun once the water begins to show up in your ceiling.An annual roof inspection can find the problem before that damage is done. 


The roof repair process is a clear, simple one that can save you thousands of dollars not to mention stress down the road. Contact Us today to schedule your free inspection.

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Anthony Lombardi
Anthony Lombardi
December 20, 2022.
We had a small job of basically ridge edges. John Zumaeta, in production, & his crew took over & knocked the job out. Thanks Massey Roofing. Merry Christmas guys.
Irv Kenig
Irv Kenig
December 5, 2022.
Jose Lajara was the sales associate that contacted me. He is very understanding, knowledgeable, dependable and was always available to my calls. He kept me well informed and I felt very comfortable having my roof replaced. Jose is a real asset to your Company.
December 1, 2022.
My salesperson, Jose Lajara and main contact Marissa Orellana provided unparalleled customer service. Marissa is absolutely amazing. Her prompt responses and professionalism are exceptional.
Donald Jackson
Donald Jackson
November 27, 2022.
A friend advised us to hire a local company Massey Construction Group to restore any damage to our place from Hurricane Ian and we are amazed at how fast they came to inspect home. Their employees are polite and accommodating and answered all our questions in detail. We are pleased with the high-quality services of this customer-driven company, we will suggest everyone hire the Massey Construction Group.
Leslie Ford
Leslie Ford
November 26, 2022.
Our parents’ are elderly and we live many states away. I was referred from a friend that has had a tile roof installed last year and was very happy with the installation and process. My parents were super happy with the roof recently installed. The new roof also did not sustain damage from hurricane Ian.
Dallas Parker
Dallas Parker
November 23, 2022.
We are lucky to have our roof installation from Massey Construction Group three years ago. When Hurricane Ian hit us, my husband contacted their team and scheduled a roof inspection immediately. I was pleasantly surprised the roof did not sustained any damage from Hurricane Ian. I recommend this local company that recently won roof of the year.
Jeff Shawn
Jeff Shawn
November 22, 2022.
Massey Construction has reroofed my rentals properties in the past. This company is Local and specializes in tile roofs. Thanks to the accomplished team at the Massey Construction Group for coming to our rescue and offering their incredible services.
Ronald Carter
Ronald Carter
November 20, 2022.
My family got relocated during Hurricane Ian. When we returned home, we were shocked to see the extreme damage caused to our home. Luckily, our neighbor suggested the Massey Construction Group, which helped us restore the damage at reasonable price. We appreciate their professional and dedicated team and will only hire them in the future. HIRE LOCAL
Flora Brooks
Flora Brooks
November 19, 2022.
Massey Construction Group is the best local roofing company we have come across, and we can't recommend their exceptional services enough. They inspected our roof and repaired it by replacing the damaged shingles. My family expresses its gratitude for their remarkable services. Massey also won Roofer of the year in Naples.