Besides installing complete roofing systems, we also offer full time repair services. After heavy rain or wind storms, we see a large influx in roof damage. The most commons repairs we are called out for are roof leaks and blow offs. In fact, over the past 20 years, our repair division has taught us first hand why it pays to build high quality roofs. One example we see all the time is when a client is interviewing roofing companies to replace their roof, often times some roof “salesman” leave out the proper hip and ridge cap shingles and instead will install a cheap alternative which allows him to present a lower price. A few years after the roof is installed, his cheap ridge caps start to crack and blow off. To have us come out for rapiers, we replace the few missing ridge caps but the repair cost far out weighs the cost of doing it correctly the first time.
Another example of our most common repairs are in the instances where roof vents or stack that penetrate the roof are leaking around the flashings. Most of the time this is due to lack of maintenance . All the plumbing vents, gas vents, dryer vent, bathroom fan vents, attic vents etc that go through the roof have flashing around them. The flashings all have exposed nails that fasten them to the roof and require sealant over the nails. The sealant will last a few years before UV degradation deteriorates them. If they are not re-sealed every so often, they will leak. The link is small however, it gets worse over time and its will rot out the decking before you start seeing evidence of the leak inside your home. Once you see a spot on the ceiling, it may have been going on for a while creating more damage. In short, to have ALL of the flashings properly re-sealed over the course of 10 years would cost less than making a single repair with rotten decking and a new flashing.