Various Types Of Repairs You May Need To Perform On Your Residential Roof

Every roof is susceptible to damage, be it due to the effects of severe weather such as heavy rain, high winds, and hailstorms, or poor decisions, such as incorrect roof design and installation. This means every homeowner will need to get their roof repaired at some point during the lifespan of the home. 

Here are some of the most common types of repairs done on residential roofs.

Shingle Replacement

If you start to notice that a few of your roofing shingles are broken or missing, you'll need to get those shingles replaced before they lead to bigger roofing problems. Left unaddressed, broken or missing shingles can allow rain to penetrate through your roof and cause serious damage to the wooden components of the roof. They can also allow cold air to enter your living space, making it harder and more expensive to keep warm and comfortable on cold days and nights.

Shingle replacement is completely separate from roof replacement. While shingle replacement involves replacing a few damaged or missing shingles on a roof that is still structurally strong, a roof replacement will involve a complete tear-off and replacement of existing roofing shingles, usually due to general wear and tear.

Roof replacement is generally recommended for any roof that is on its last legs.

Gutter Repair

A house's foundation should be kept dry in order to prevent water damage and condensation problems in the home. One of the best ways to divert rain from the home is gutter system installation.

Installed along the lower edges of your roof, gutters are designed to direct the rain that runs off your roof away from the foundation of the house. Over time, falling leaves and debris can cause them to clog up, bend, and sag away from the fascia board, thus increasing the risk of water damage to your home.

A roof repair specialist can clean your gutters and ensure they're sloped correctly. Any leaks in the gutters will be sealed with gutter sealant. 

Roof Flashing Repair

If you take time to inspect your roof, you'll notice a thin strip of metal, asphalt, plastic, impregnated paper, or other materials installed around the areas your roofing material butts up against something, such as a chimney, vent, dormer, or skylight. These strips of materials are called flashing and they help keep the weather out.

Over time, your roof flashing may become loose or deteriorated due to daily exposure to the elements. When this happens, undesirable elements of the weather, such as rain and cold air, will start to wreak havoc in your home, reducing the standard of living in your household.

Replacing damaged roof flashing is crucial to maintain your home's weather resistance.

No matter what roofing problem you're facing, seasoned roofing contractors have seen it all before. They can come to your home to assess the problem and do the repair work needed to ensure optimal protection for your home. Give them a call today to discuss your specific roof repair issue.