If you are in need of roof repair, we recommend hiring the right team to the do the job! Your roof protects everything within your house and we recommend the following precautions to safeguard your home and prevent damage to your roof from storms, strong winds and heavy rainfall: Our favorite shingle manufacturer, CertainTeed, suggests the following and we agree.
- Check for leaks before they happen. Even minor roof leaks that go unnoticed can become a big problem when a major weather event or storm hits. To detect leaks, look on interior walls and ceilings for stains and water damage that indicate a leak occurred. Also, take a flashlight into the attic during the next rainstorm and check for leaks on the underside of the roof deck and rafters.
- Keep nature in check. Fallen tree branches or those that scrape against a roof can cause significant damage. Cut back large branches extending over roofs, and have a professional inspect your yard for trees that should be removed altogether. Also, clean out gutters and roof valleys clogged with leaves, branches or litter. Clogs can prevent water from draining properly.
- Do preventive maintenance. Contact a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof, and make needed repairs to flashing, caulking and shingles before the winter or storm season arrives. Most leaks occur where roofs meet sidewalls and around penetrations such as skylights, vent pipes and chimneys. Missing or broken shingles can be individually replaced, and loose shingle tabs can be re-adhered with an application of asphalt roofing cement.
- Choose roofing system products for the best performance and protection. Be sure to use roof repair products, including water-resistant and/or waterproofing underlayments, shingles and accessories that meet or exceed performance standards set by ASTM, UL or building codes. Choose products that protect your home from the weather and elements that are specific to your geographic location.
Call us to schedule a no charge roofing quote. We serve Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Holly Springs, Chapel Hill, Charlotte and surrounding areas! 919-906-3791