Residential Roofing Repairs

Southeastern Roofing contractors hard at work repairing a roof

Someone who repairs roofing systems is known as a “roofing contractor.” That is exactly who we are, and what we do! If you’re looking for information on getting your home’s roof repaired, you are in the right place. 

Finding and repairing a roof leak can be difficult. You may see water leaking into your home or notice where the water is entering, but simply repairing the hole or replacing the shingle may only solve the problem temporarily. In addition, you may end up covering a bigger problem that could grow more costly in the future.

A simple patch roof repair won’t permanently fix your leak, which might have been developing for a long time and resulted in water dripping from your ceiling. Moisture collecting in the frame of your home, especially in winter, may cause wood rot as well as mold growth, resulting in cracks under the roof growing larger. Simply put, you need a professional examination of your roof to determine where the real issue lies, and to see that it’s repaired properly.

Our roof repair experts can assist with all of your residential roofing needs with an on-site inspection and a written estimate for the repairs. Just click the button to schedule your free estimate today!

The average lifespan of a residential roof in North America is about 20 years. That lifespan may be shortened by extreme weather, animal or insect infestation, accidents, low-quality materials, poor workmanship — or a number of other circumstances.

Often, it’s difficult to know whether to repair your home’s roof, or is it time to replace it? Familiarity with the five most common types of roof damage can help you decide on one or the other.

The only sure way to determine whether to repair or replace is to start with a professional inspection and price estimate from a roofing contractor.

Shingle Repairs

Roof repair needed for asphalt shingles

Shingles are the most common covering for residential roofs. They offer excellent protection against UV rays, strong winds, and other harsh weather conditions. In extreme conditions, they may be damaged or ripped away from your rooftop. If you find asphalt shingles on the ground around your house, or can see missing shingles from the ground, it’s time to call for a professional roofing contractor to inspect. Here is a brief list of what to look for:

  • BROKEN SHINGLES – Shingles may become damaged during extreme weather and subsequently break. Quick replacement is required to prevent leaks.
  • LIFTED SHINGLES – Shingles that are lifted are a sign that the shingles have curled or shrunk, possibly allowing water to seep underneath.
  • SPLITTING SHINGLES – Shingles split when they expand and then suddenly contract due to a sudden change in temperature, especially during rapid temperature change conditions.
  • SHINGLE SHRINKAGE – Shingles undergo shrinkage due to normal aging or having to endure extreme weather.
  • CURLING SHINGLES – Excessive heat or insufficient moisture can cause shingle edges to curl inward or outward, resulting in problems.
  • LOSS OF SURFACE GRANULES – Shingles naturally wear out, leaving the substrate exposed. If granules are strewn around your property, particularly in your downspout or rain gutter, your roofing shingles are showing wear.

Repairs for Leaking Roof

Is your roof leaking?

The roof exists to prevent moisture from entering the living space of the house. When it leaks the result is damage to the parts of the roof. Sometimes leaks can be caused by substandard sheathing installed beneath the substrate and shingles, allowing the roof to cave and moisture to puddle. These types of leaks are relatively each to see. Other leaks, especially near any flashing or vertical surfaces, may be a bit more difficult to expose. Only a roofing professional can truly find the source of a roof leak.

Poor Roof Ventilation

Roof Repair issues - ventilation
Roofs need proper ventilation below the sheathing to allow air to flow and keep the shingles cool. When heat builds up, the sheathing can warp, separate, or split, allowing moisture (and further damage) through. Modern residential roofs often have ridge vents at the peak, as well as vents on either end of the structure. to allow regular airflow. Other types of venting include soffit vents, turbine vents (often called whirlybirds), or various other non-standard venting. No atter the type of venting, it’s important the attic space and roofing substrate temperature be controlled to prevent this type of damage. You can often spot overheating damage by the presence of warped sheating.

Flashing Repairs

Roof repair needed for flashing
Flashing is material used to edge or finish a roof surface, particularly where the roof meets a vertical face, sealing it from potential moisture. Typically made of relatively waterproof materials like galvanized steel or zinc alloy, Flashing is often treated with a sealant, such as silicone, which may wash away or get damaged over time. Sometimes, the flashing curls away from the surface, leaving the substrate exposed. This type of roof damage is fairly easy to discern.

Gutter Repairs

roof damage caused by gutters
The job of the gutters on the edge of a residential roof is to drain rainwater away from the roof, safely depositing it into a downspout and draining it away from the foundation of the structure. Often, rain gutters get clogged with organic material from nearby trees, with ice and snow during the winter months, or get filled with granules from the shingles as the roof ages. If the rain gutters are clogged, water can back up into the fascia (the vertical surface just below the first row of shingles) and cause moisture damage beneath the shingles and/or rot behind the fascia. Water stuck in a gutter in the fall months can turn into ice and collapse under its weight in the winter months. It’s a good idea to clean your rain gutters and downspouts 2x annually.

Professional Roof Inspections Are a Must

Southeastern Roofing expert inspects roof for damage

After a thorough on-site exam, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of the work that needs to be done to resolve any leaks or other issues, as well as the cost to complete the repairs. If the damage is beyond a certain percentage of the roof, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof. Our experienced, trustworthy professionals will give you a complete picture so you may make the right decision for your family and your finances.

It’s crucial to hire a roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge to fix your roof. Our contractors have been in business for more than 10 years, and we can quickly diagnose issues and provide the solutions you need.

If you’re concerned about face-to-face contact, or feeling pressured by a pushy salesman, we offer a no-contact, no-cost inspection of your roof. That’s right: our expert estimator will visit your house, inspect the roof, then he will provide an estimate electronically. We’ll be able to tell you why (and where) your roof is damaged, what your options are to repair it, and whether we suggest you replace it or not. Of course, we prefer to meet with you in person, and demonstrate where the issues are and what needs to be repair, but we leave that up to our customers.

What to Do If You have a Roofing Emergency?

If you have a need for an emergency roof repair, call our roofing hotline at (833) 737-3266 or use our convenient website chat feature. While we generally sleep at night like other mere mortals, we do have a 24-hour emergency monitor keeping an eye on things.