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ROOF LEAK REPAIRS
When your roof is leaking, our team at Hometown Roofing advises you locate the source of the leak as soon as possible. Leak repairs are roofing services that could help prevent further damage to your home.
It is advisable to seek the consult of roofing experts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area who can help remedy your issue by implementing preventive roofing services measures to avoid future leak occurrences.
REASONS WHY YOUR
ROOF MIGHT LEAK
Roof leaks may occur in different ways, most of which are caused by natural weather occurrences. For example, holes in your roof can often be caused by lightning or hail.
Repaired asphalt shingles usually last for about 15 to 20 years. Torn shingles could result in rain leaking into your home, causing substantial damage. The damaged shingles should be completely removed, and shingles that are similar to the damaged area should be cut and slid into position. The replaced shingles should then be fastened with nails, and the nail heads should afterward be coated.
Other systems, such as laminated roofing shingles, are thicker than standard asphalt. To fix any leaks for them, you need to use longer nails to fasten the shingles. The leaks on these roofs are fixed in a similar manner as asphalt shingles.
Another common reason that both residential and commercial roofs “spring a leak” has to do with the initial installation of the roof. If a roof is poorly placed, then it’s almost certain to break down sooner than normal.
This usually not only means you need repairs quicker, but likely a full-blown replacement. This is why it’s important to pick a reputable roofing contractor from the get-go.
ROOF LEAKS DUE TO
DAMAGE IN FLASHING
It is also possible to repair a leak in flashing. More often than not, leaks occur where flashing is either poorly installed or has failed. In a situation where lead flashing is gouged into a wall, it is recommended to use lead wedges.
To repair a leak in flashing, there are some materials required: a screwdriver, dusting brush, lead sealant, flashing clips, and a sealant dispenser. The first step entails dusting any debris present in the joint and removing any old sealant or mortar. The next step is to push flashing clips into the joint using a screwdriver to hold the lead in place. After that, a continuous bead of lead sealant should be run along the joint.
WHAT DO I NEED TO THINK ABOUT
WHEN I FIND A LEAK
Finding a leak in your roof can be extremely stressful. Not only does it mean you’ll need to get it repaired or replaced, but it also means the rest of your home is in danger of water damage.
However, being prepared with the knowledge you need to handle the situation can take a lot of the stress away.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO GUIDE YOUR NEXT COURSE OF ACTION
- Ask yourself if there’s any sort of material and/or labor warranty on your roof.
- Examine the warranty to see if the cause is covered under the warranty.
- Contact a professional roofer for a damage assessment.
- Get a written estimate and set aside a budget for necessary repairs.
- Consider whether or not a complete roof replacement will save you money in the long run.
CHOOSE HOMETOWN ROOFING FOR YOUR ROOF LEAK SERVICE
If you’re in the Dallas and Fort Worth area and you’re in need of leak repair or other roofing services, contact our team of professional roofers today. We’ll get your job started with a free roof inspection.
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