Leaks – The #1 Roof Repair Type
One of the most common problems we encounter in the Jacksonville metro area, roof leaks are often caused by failing or improperly installed flashing around vent pipes, skylights, or chimneys. It is important to repair a leaky roof quickly before the damage expands and the structure collapses.
Some roofers will use caulking to fix a leak, but this is usually a temporary solution and the leak can return and cause even bigger problems. In most cases, the flashing will need to be repaired or replaced to prevent future leaking so this more thorough approach is the one our company will most often take.
Improperly vented roofs allow heat and moisture to build up in the attic, which can cause mold and mildew growth, rotting, and overheating, especially during the hot summer months here in Duvall and St. John’s counties.
The ridge- and- soffit vent system is one of the least costly ventilation systems available, and it is very effective against the buildup of warm moist air it runs on the natural tendency of hot air to rise and create a self-perpetuating ventilation system.
Waves in the Roof
Normal settling of the house can cause slight deviations In the levels of the roof rafters, can cause a wavy appearance. This is typically not a roof performance issue. You may see waves if new shingles were installed over an existing, improperly installed layer of shingles, in this case a roofer must remove both layers and install new shingles.
Rotted decking can also cause a wavy look, as can asphalt shingles that haven’t completely bonded or sealed. Damaged decking must be replaced, but time and warm weather will fix waves caused by shingles that have yet to fully adhere. The sun’s heat will soften the adhesive on the shingles and help them flatten and seal, eliminating the roof’s wavy appearance.
Allegiance Roof Systems of Jacksonville and serving Orange Park to Ponte Vedra is a licensed, bonded and insured residential and commercial roofing company. Our company provides high quality professional roof repairs. We will service your structure in a truly professional manner that will meet the highest standards. We feel that good communication is key throughout the entire process. We promise to exceed your expectations. Call us or click here for a free quote on your roof repair today!