DryHome Roofing & Siding has the knowledge and experience to provide you with attentive customer service and exceptional roof repair services at a price you can afford. Your roof can be damaged by the elements over time, including rain, wind, sun, ice, condensation and debris. Regular maintenance and minor repairs can help you avoid the cost of a new roof. Contact DryHome for a free roof evaluation if your roof shows any of the following signs:
- Water leakage in the attic or ceilings of rooms below the attic
- Missing, cracked or damaged shingles
- Damaged flashing around vents, chimneys eaves and skylights
- A dramatic change in heating or cooling bills
“Dryhome takes care of our roofing needs quickly and professionally, with a very high level of customer service and follow-up.”
– Paul Bush | Jobin Realty
Roof Damage & Roof Repairs
Roof leaks are commonly a result of improper installation of shingles, gutters that aren’t draining correctly, and/or defective flashings. Leaks are especially prominent near the chimney, walls, pipes, and any points at which two roofs meet. Having the problem fixed immediately can help you avoid serious structural damage to your home and the spread of life-threatening black mold. Roof damage can have a variety of causes:
- Wind – heavy winds can cause roofing materials to lift, curl or come off completely, exposing a weakness in the roof for water to enter.
- Corrosion – deteriorating flashing in roof valleys and projections (chimneys, vents, skylights) can allow water in your home.
- Weather – weather extremes of hot, cold, wet and dry can cause roofing materials to split, blister or buckle, creating openings for moisture to enter your home.
- Wear and Tear – Premature wear to roof materials can be caused by falling debris and high human or animal traffic. This can lead to damaging leaks if left unchecked.
Types of Roofing Materials
Wood shakes, tile, and asphalt shingles have become the dominant choices in roof materials. Asphalt shingles have become the standard on over 75% of residential homes in the US due to their longevity, reliability and cost. Slate tile is one of the longest-lasting roofing materials, but is heavy, expensive, and requires special substructures to support the additional weight. Wood shake shingles have been around the longest and are usually made from cedar, spruce or treated pine. Architectural or laminated shingles are advanced versions of fiberglass and asphalt shingles which are built of several layers. There are also a variety of newer composite roofing materials available that are created using natural rock particles, clay, resin and fiberglass and are designed to be maintenance-free, fire-resistant and non-moisture absorbing.
If you see signs of roof damage in your home or are concerned there may be a problem, it is best to have a professional assess the situation as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs or replacement down the road. Contact DryHome Roofing & Siding immediately for a free roof evaluation.