Discovering that your home or business has a leaky roof can be very discouraging; particularly, if water has leaked inside and damaged the the decking, insulation, drywall, carpet and personal items.
Factors that impact your decision to repair or replace your roof depends on the condition of the roof, primarily, by the age of your roof, the presence of adequate ventilation and the quality of the workmanship of the roofer who installed it.
There are several reasons why shingle roofs degrade to the point where replacing the roof is the only practical solution. Here is a list of the more common causes:
(a) Damage from weather, limbs & foot traffic.
(b) Deteriorated shingles & materials.
(c) Use of inferior/wrong roofing material.
(d) Ice dams and wind driven rain & snow.
(e) Breached roof penetration systems.
(f) Inadequate attic space ventilation.
(g) Improperly installed roofs.
(h) Improperly installed fascia & gutters.
Many people don't pay any attention to their roof until they find missing shingles in their yard, after a wind event, or discover a leak, after a rain or snow storm.
Others realize that their roof needs to be replaced when they examine their roof and see curled, cracked, lifted or brittle shingles. Those are just the more common examples that a roof is approaching the end of it's useful life.
By that time, attempts to repair a roof are, generally, futile, and will only delay the inevitable. Meanwhile, your home, your most valuable asset, will be at risk, leaving it vulnerable to water damage or worse: exposure to deadly mold growth in damp areas that may have formed as the result of water leakage or condensate from an inadequatly ventilated roof.
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The following pictures represent a few examples of the typical roof problems that a home owner may encounter. Not so obvious, however, are the problems caused by poor workmanship, such as in the pictures showing popped nails, missing ice & water protection and shingles that were not secured properly.
Missing shingles are, usually, the first kind of roof damage home owners notice, espec- ially after they discover shingles or shingle tabs in their lawn after a bad storm.
Unless a roof is old or severly damaged from extreme windy conditions, a roof that is properly installed should be able to withstand strong windy conditions for several years
Our roofs are warran- teed by CertainTeed to resist blow-off damage for winds up to 130 mph for the first ten years, because of the material we use and our workmanship.
The debris under the shingles in this image is an excellent example of why we do not install roofs when the weather is not suitable. The shingles did not adhere to the roof.
Our policy requires the following weather con- ditions before we install a roof: a weather forecast for an over-night temperature greater than 45oF, followed by a warm sunny day.
If the shingles are not able to seal the roof, as the picture shows, debris gets under the shingles rendering them vulnerable to blow-off., which exposes the roof to leaking.
Ice & water protection is necessary to protect the roof deck, at the eaves of a roof, from water damage from over flow from debris filled or improperly installed or gutters, ice dams or wind driven rain & snow.
Popped nails are mostly caused by the roof having been installed when weather con- ditions were cold and/or the result of older style shingles shrinking over their life and exposing nail heads. They are, also, caused by inexperience roofers not adjusting the settings of their nail gun correctly
A sagging roof deck is one of the more serious problems of a roof. It is caused by water that has leaked onto a roof deck or moisture that has accumulated over time due to an inad- ventilated attic space.
Typically, our charge for a repair on a conventional shingle roof is $225.00 + Materials Cost for repairs in Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah & Clarke Counties and Winchester.
Note: The material cost is what constitutes our price to purchase it. We don't mark it up.
When the repair site is more than 25 miles from our Middletown office or beyond any of the above named counties, we must charge $250.00 + Materials Cost. This fee includes a fuel sur-charge for having to travel to/from our supplier to pick-up job material.
When you contact us for a repair, give us your address and whether or not you have adequate material on-hand for the repair, we will tell you which rate applies.
All repair payments are due upon completion by check or cash. We do not accept credit cards.
Note: We do not do any roof work in West Virginia or Maryland.
Estimates for a re-roof or a "new-build" roof are free, but not for repairs. We do not quote or install roof-overs.
When you contact us and request a quote, we will tell you what we will do and schedule a time for us to do a 'site survey' of your roof. You don't have to be present, when we do that.
This is what we will do to prepare your quote:
(a) Take pictures of your roof;
(b) Measure your roof;*
(c) Make a sketch of it;
(d) Create a CAD drawing of your roof;
(e) Develop a bill of materials (BOM);
(e) Calculate the total price of the job;
(f) Prepare a statement of work (SOW); and
(g) Prepare a written quote.
*In lieu of measuring the roof and creating a CAD drawing, for complex roofs, we may purchase a drawing package from Eagle View, that provides all of the information (dimensions, areas, pitches, etc.) that we need to create the price of a roof.
After your quote & SOW are completed, Rick will contact you to arrange for a convenient time to deliver our quote, SOW, references, show material samples and answer any questions that you may have. (In fairness to you and us, we do not provide telephone, fax, email or mail quotes.)