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ROOF
REPAIR

Call Chief Roofing for your Roof Repair Service

The best way to prevent roof leaks is to get more education about what causes a roof leak. The best way to get roof leak repairs done is to call your local roofer, Chief Roofing Inc. Many homeowners don’t realize they have problems until they see a stain on the ceiling. By then, damage may have already occurred. Let’s first go over how to prevent the need for roof leak repairs.

Where Are Roof Repairs Needed the Most

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PIPE BOOTS / VENTS

Our number one call for roof leak repairs is for leaks in the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen. These roof leaks are usually coming from the plumbing pipes or the air vents. The corrosion or deterioration of the pipe flashing allows water to seep through into the interior. Improper installation of pipe boots and static vents can also result in future leaks. When a new roof is installed, new accessories like the boots and vents should be installed as well. Pipe boots deteriorate with age and should be replaced with each roof replacement.
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CHIMNEY

Improper flashing can allow water to leak down beside the chimney. Brick chimneys should have step and/or counter flashing installed. If the chimney is anywhere but at the peak of the roof, there should be a cricket (triangle tent) on the high side where the stack meets the roof. Any chimney width longer than 30” should possess a cricket. Without it, water pools at the base of the chimney. Leaks that occur inside the chimney are usually related to the chimney cap. Chief Roofing Inc. fabricates and installs new caps which helps divert water from running down the sides of the structure. Brick and stone chimneys can also be problematic; the mortar can eventually start to absorb water if not sealed over time. Our company can service this problem by pressure cleaning and sealing the chimneys to ensure water will not seep through the mortar and past the flashing system.
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FLASHING

The metal strips that create a barrier between the roof and transitions and/or penetrations at the walls, skylights or chimneys are called flashings. Roof leak repairs can be necessary when flashing become corroded, cracked or when the flashing is just missing altogether.

The sealant can also deteriorate around the nails. Nails can then back out and cause leaks. This allows water to seep under shingles. Chief Roofing Inc. includes installation of new steel flashing for skylights, brick chimneys, walls, and dormers in our estimates for new roofs. At Chief Roofing Inc. we use government style installation for all penetrations. Help prevent the need for roof leak repairs and make sure your roofer does not use exposed nails for penetrations.

Do You Need a Roof Repair?

You notice a leak. Can it be repaired? You need to take action immediately. The longer you wait the more damage could be done and the more it could cost to repair. Chief Roofing Inc. will do an inspection and locate the leak. We will give you a free estimate and many times, repair the leak in the same visit if approved of.

A roof leak does not necessarily mean you need a new roof. Sometimes when you need roof leak repairs, you just need to fix the roof and not replace the roof. You should always get an assessment by a professional roofer. Some leaks may be fixed for little money compared to the cost of a new roof. Roof leak repairs done well can add years to the life of your roof. Most small roof leak repairs range from $275 to $875 in cost. We proudly provide roof repair service to clients throughout the Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Carrboro, and Raleigh, NC areas.