If you have noticed a roof leak in your home, or water stains on the roof deck or ceiling that are evidence of a leak, we’d like to offer two pieces of advice.
First, make Newport News roofing repair a priority. Procrastinating a repair will only lead to more expensive and difficult repairs down the road. Second, don’t cut corners or attempt to get a “deal” on roof repair by hiring an amateur contractor. This choice almost always ends up costing MORE money. Here’s why.
There is much more involved in repairing a leaking roof than pulling up a couple of shingles and slapping on roof cement. An experienced roofer will begin the repair process by finding the actual source of the leak. This can often be a difficult task, since water may travel long distances along beams, pipes and other surfaces before dripping down onto the ceiling and causing a stain. Finding the exact source of the leak is critical for proper repair and to prevent further damage.
When done correctly, fixing a leaky roof usually involves removing shingles from a large area around the leak (not just those affected) to repair water damage and ensure the shingles are properly sealed. When the leak is caused by loose flashing, the flashing and the materials underneath should be carefully evaluated for rot and damage. If a leak is sealed but the damaged area around it is left untouched, that area will eventually become an even larger source of leaks. Spot repairs cannot extend the life of a roof in need of replacement.
In this business, we frequently deal with situations where homeowners end up with more damage than they had before due to a shoddy roofing company not fixing a leak correctly. When all is said and done, they’re faced with expenses that are double what we would have charged for a professional repair – or more. That’s why the expense of professional roof repair is worth every penny!
If you need help with a roof leak, call The Roofing & Remodeling Company today at (757) 867-6600. For more than 15 years, we have been the leading choice for expert Newport News roofing in the Hampton Roads and Virginia Peninsula region. Count on our experts for prompt, efficient, high-quality service.