From general maintenance to major emergencies, there are many different types of roof repair.
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Why Is Maintaining Your Roof Important?
Maintaining a roof is one of the best ways to keep it - and the building it protects - in good condition. During roof maintenance, it’s important to examine your roof for missing asphalt shingles or holes in metal roofing, and check the remaining roof for moss, mold, cracks, and curling.
Your roof is always at the mercy of the elements: sudden changes in temperature can cause splitting or curling, which can lead to lifted shingles that allow water to get in. It’s also important to check for missing or loose flashing, which can lead to water leaks and other, more expensive problems. By finding and repairing these issues as soon as they arise you can extend the useful life of your roof which, in turn, can save you money.
Not all roof repairs are related to basic maintenance. In some cases, your roof may get damaged during a weather event, natural disaster, fire, or other major emergency situation. Unlike roof maintenance, these types of repairs are often far more urgent and more complex, since your insurance company usually gets involved. It can be hard to see your roof devastated by events beyond your control, but it’s important to know that you have trusted professionals ready to do any and all repairs needed to restore your home or business to optimal condition.
When your roof gets damaged due to a weather event, fire, or other major emergency, it’s important to know who to turn to. At Storm Guard, we provide a wide range of roof repairs and work with your insurance company, too. Our aim is to make your roof repairs an efficient and painless process.
Roof Repair Problems & Solutions
When it comes to roof repair, there are some common problems that we see time and time again:
Made from metal, flashing is installed under shingles and creates a water-resistant barrier between joints. It's most often used by chimneys and walls to help seal the corners. Flashing can crack over time or from deteriorated sealant. Small holes can be sealed with roof cement, tar, or another sealant. But more oft
Broken or Missing Shingles
Bad weather or time can chip or completely remove shingles. Broken or missing shingles can then lead to water leaks and other damage. To address this problem, you may be able to simply replace the missing or broken shingles. However, sometimes replacement will require that those around it be replaced and re-sealed,
Cracked Vent Booting
Vent booting is used to seal roof vents. Once cracked, it needs to be completely replaced. The shingles around the vent booting will need to be removed in order to remove the booting and then replaced.
Ice dams are created when snow melts and then refreezes on your roof. These dams then hold water and snow on your roof. The combined weight of the stagnant water and snow can cause leaks and other damage. Clearing the snow away can help, as long as you can do so safely. But to prevent the issue from happening again,
Skylight leaks happen when the skylight itself or the sealant around it cracks. Most often, cracks form due to trapped water. For minor issues, a cracked skylight or its sealant can be repaired with some silicone or roof cement. However, more extensive damage may require the entire skylight to be replaced.
Falling leaves, wind-blown debris, and snow can all clog gutters and wreak havoc on your roof. When gutters get clogged, debris and water can’t run off, causing water to back up and then leak into your home. Clearing your gutters twice a year is one of the best ways to prevent this issue, but if the damage is done,
Pooling water often happens on flat roofs or flat areas on a roof. With no natural runoffs, the water becomes stagnant and has nowhere to go. In most cases, this is prevented by redirecting water away from the flat spot where water is pooling. There are several effective methods that can keep pooling to a minimum, e
Cracks, Seams & Holes
Over time, cracks, seams and holes can develop on any roof. They are a normal part of aging materials. But once they develop, it’s important to address these issues right away. If you catch them early, most cracks, seams, and holes can be fixed by applying roof cement. But if left too long, then more extensive repai
Roof Repair Causes
It’s no surprise that one of the biggest causes of roof damage is weather.
The most dramatic examples are when severe storms and heat cause cracking or even remove shingles completely.
Everyday Wear & Tear
Everyday wear and tear of being outside causes its fair share of damage to a roof. In fact, aging shingles is one of the biggest reasons that roof problems develop.
Lack of Maintenance
A lack of regular maintenance and repair also contributes to damage, because small problems easily become big problems over time.
Severe weather that you should be especially aware of is extreme temperatures, which can crack or curl shingles.
High winds can also remove shingles from your roof or cause tree limbs to fall on it, causing more damage.
If your roof doesn’t have the proper drainage for heavy rain, water can build up and cause roof leaks.
Roof Repair Costs
One of the biggest questions people have when they need their roof repaired is “How much is this going to cost?” A close second is “Do I need to repair this now?”
According to HomeAdvisor, the national average for costs to repair a roof is $962. Depending on the severity of the damage, roof repair can cost on average between:
- $150 to $400 for minor repairs
- $400 to $1,200 for moderate repairs
- $1,200 to $3,5000 for major repairs
The most common roof has asphalt shingles, which are the least expensive to replace. Often, the repair you’re getting with a shingle roof is a leak repair. The roof contractor will need to seal the leak, remove and replace the shingles, and then seal the shingles. If your repair impacts just a small area, this may cost as little as $150. The cost begins to rise if you have a different roof material like wood or metal shingles, or clay, concrete, or slate tiles. While these materials are more expensive to fix, they are also more durable.
Moderate repairs include things like fixing or sealing fixtures on the roof or replacing larger sections of shingles and flashing. Some issues that may increase the cost of a roof repair are fixing improper installation, moss build up, insect nests, or minor damage to the material under the shingles. Leaks and repairs around chimneys and vents also increase cost as the shingles and flashing around the fixture need to be completely removed, replaced, and resealed.
Major repairs, on the other hand, may involve things like replacing an entire roof, or repairing or replacing the material under the roof, such as damaged wood. Leaky skylights are also a more expensive repair, as it requires more of the surrounding shingles to be removed and replaced. Damage to flashing in roof valleys can also cost more for the same reason. Depending on the type of roof you have, including how many slopes and valleys there are, will all play a role in how much it will cost to repair your roof. If the cost of your repair goes beyond $3,500, a roof replacement may be your best option.
Roof Repair Near Me
If you want to make sure that your roof is in the best possible condition, you need to call a professional. It’s easy to find a Storm Guard service provider near you! You can find your closest franchise using our locator by entering your zip code. Your local Storm Guard provider will then get you on the road to roof repair. No matter what your roof needs, Storm Guard is nearby and ready to offer you our efficient, high quality services.
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