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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.
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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.
Roof Repairs and Prevention
The number one method to prevent roof leaks is keeping your roof clean and healthy. Just doing this will go a long way to preventing the need for roof leak repairs. You should have regular cleanings for both the roof and gutters. Gutter guards help keep the gutters clear, but even they need cleaning maintenance. We suggest 2 to 3 times a year, especially in the fall. Routine inspections help as well; you should have your roof inspected by a professional roofer every 3 to 4 years. Whenever there is a hail storm or high winds in your area, you should have your roof inspected immediately after. A roof inspection can make roof leak repairs unnecessary. Go to our Cleaning and Inspection pages for more information.
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.