Based on the condition of your roof, you may not need to completely replace it, but rather, have some repairs done to bring it back up to par. Roof repair can be a cost-effective way of managing the longevity of your roof while planning for the future.
Reasons for Roof Repair
Roofs can require repair for several reasons including weather damage and age, but it takes a professional to determine the best course of action. Work with Big Fish Contracting to have your roof evaluated and to create the best roofing solution for you. Reasons your roof may require repair rather than replacement can include:
Leaking is the most common reason for roof repair. Water can seep into loose seams and find channels to the interior of your home. If you are noticing drips of water or lines of water running down from your vents or walls, it’s time to have your roof inspected. It takes experience and know-how to evaluate the condition fo your roof, so make sure you work with a professional.
Flashing is usually made of metal and is a roofing material used to protect roof edges, valleys, and spaces between roof protrusions and the roof itself. Because flashing is used essentially to fill gaps, it has less structure below it than other parts of your roof and requires special attention. Leaks are most likely to occur at these junctions, where flashing needs to be repaired or replaced.
Fixing or Sealing Fixtures
Skylights, chimneys, vents and other objects that protrude from your roof may require extra attention. Seals around these fixture can become damaged or loose and require re-sealing to prevent leaks. The materials used to make these fixtures may require waterproofing or cleaning. The sealing materials used around these objects are called “flashings” or “aprons” and may need to be replaced completely.
Moss Build Up
Wood shakes and cedar shingles can fall victim to moss buildup, insect, or even bird damage. If you notice any of these issues with your wooden shake roof, it’s important to get the shakes or shingles replaced as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.
Intense weather conditions like heavy wind or hail can wreak havoc on your roofing system. After major weather, it’s important to check for missing shingles, damaged valleys, or damaged edges to your roof. Large storms can also cause major structural damage due to fallen branches or trees. If you notice any changes in the exterior to your roof, it’s important to have it inspected right away. At Big Fish, we work with our clients to help navigate insurance claims for weather damage and offer proper inspections to help clients get coverage and repair faster. Learn more.
Get Ahead of the Problem
The moment you notice an issue with the exterior of your roof, it is important to contact a professional right away to evaluate its condition. You cannot tell the extent of damage from the ground alone. Big Fish professionals will get on top of the problem, literally, and work with you to create a solution that works the best for you. Because roof repairs can take anywhere from one to four weeks, it’s best to plan ahead. If you believe you have roof damage, contact Big Fish Contracting right away for an evaluation!
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