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.
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.
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:
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.
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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