A Quick Primer on Roof Repairs

Roof Repair Tacoma To SeattleThe roof is one of the primary elements of a building. It protects our belongings and us. It protects us from extreme weather conditions offering peaceful and comfortable living. If you can afford to spend thousands of dollars on decorating the interiors of your house, furnishing it with the latest furniture and spending a few hundred dollars on maintaining it, then you should not wait for the roof to become so badly damaged that it has a bad leak. It is always a wise decision to have your roof repaired at the first sign of trouble or even better to have it checked occasionally by a roofing company such as Enslow Roofing to prevent damage all together.

Irrespective of the weather conditions and the location, the roofs of the buildings you live in must be sturdy and well maintained. Though you feel a couple of minor damages can be overlooked, they will exhibit their reality at the time of heavy winters, rains and rough weather and you will have to shell out a huge sum from your budget to get it repaired and restored. For roof installations and repairs, one must find the right contractor. Many roofing companies offer various services related to roofing and repairs.

Roof repairs can range from a simple, replace-one-or-two shingles, job to a complete resurfacing of the roof. If you think your roof is in need of repair, here are some things you can do to determine what to do and how to go about doing it.

Inspecting – Inside
From inside your attic, look for water stains on the underside of the roof decking or for wet spots in the insulation. Also, check along the edges of the attic and around vents as water may enter in through these areas. If you detect signs that water has entered through the roof, detail the location dimensionally, so the spot is more readily found on the roof’s surface.

Inspecting – Outside
Walk around the perimeter of your house looking for damage to the fascia along the eaves, curled or broken shingles, and large objects resting on the roof. Any of these situations will allow water to seep through into your home.

If you insist on climbing up to inspect the roof, stay on the ladder and look at the roof from that perspective. Look for cracked or broken shingles, cracked or separated caulking, bent flashing, holes, and low spots. If the roof is flat, look for blisters, cracks, and low spots as well as separation where the roof adjoins the rest of the building.
If you see obvious damage to the roof, it is time to decide how you want the roof repairs done. If you found signs of water damage inside the attic, but could not find anything on the roof, contact your insurance company or a roofing contractor. They will send a representative to locate and identify the problem.

Repairing
If the damage to the roof is more extensive than a couple of square feet, your best bet is to contact roofing companies to make repairs. Reputable roofers are licensed, carry proper insurance, and have experienced at what they do. In addition, manufacturers’ of roofing materials have specific installation guidelines for their products. Failing to follow them could void any warranties.
If your insurance company is covering the cost of repairs, they may want to see that you used a licensed roofer before they will cover the new roof through your policy. Check on this. Finally, many communities require that a permit be obtained in order to roof your house. Connelly Roofing knows this and is responsible for obtaining permits. If you do the roof repairs yourself, and you do not have a permit, the legal issues could cost you more than the money you saved.

Choosing the Right Roofing Company

There are General Contractors and there are Roofing Contractors. Roofing contractors specialize in just roofing and other related roofing needs. General contractors will usually sub out their work to a roofing contractor and then will add there fees on top of a roofing contractor so generally the work will be more expensive for the homeowner. Roofing contractors do all there own work and will cover all your roofing needs from leak repairs, new roofs, re-roofs, and ect.

Also a general contractor probably isn’t certified in the product by the manufacturer, but a roofing contractor might be.

If your roof is in need of repairs or replacement, a roofing professional and roofing contractor will analyze your project and provide you with a detailed specification and completion cost. Let us help you with your roofing needs. You will not find a better roofing contractor than Connelly Roofing.

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