A leaky roof is one of the most common repair situations we encounter. In most cases, leaks occur at or near the flashing detail and may result from improper fastening during installation. Other times, leaks happen because of the absence of an appropriate moisture barrier.
Improperly attached flashing can lead to open seams and laps. Exposed seams are vulnerable to wind and moisture infiltration, which can loosen shingles and allow heavy winds to blow them off the roof.
Poorly ventilated attics can allow moisture from rising air to become trapped in the roof’s decking. Mold can often form, which causes the edges of the shingles to curl. If the curling is minor, the roofer may be able to flatten them, although severely curled shingles typically require replacing.
A flat roof with no pitch or slope, also known as a “dead-level” roof, can accumulate pools of water, especially after heavy rain. It’s often necessary to remove these ponds, and more importantly, locate the source of the ponding to prevent leaks and other damage.
Too often, roof repair issues stem from shoddy installation work. A typical situation is when the roofing company fails to clean, dry and prime the area before performing the installation, which can lead to premature aging.
Maybe you’ve contacted a roofing company in the past to fix a leak or replace a few missing shingles. If the roofers don’t take the time to do the job correctly or use inferior materials, they could make the problem worse. That’s why it’s essential to choose a high-quality roofer with an excellent reputation for delivering top-notch roof repair service.