Repairs, Solutions and Maintenance

Common Repairs & Solutions

  • Damaged Flashing

    • Most leaks do not come in the main areas of your roof, they most often come at your roof to wall flashings which are some of the most common areas of leaking. Often during initial construction, the flashings will shift or will not be installed properly leaving YOU to deal with the bill. ​

    • Roof to wall flashings, regardless of material i.e. sidewall, brick, rock stucco or even a full chimney can cost you hundreds or even thousands in repairs. 

    • Solution: Have an educated, local roofing contractor inspect before purchasing a building. If you have a leak, ensure that your chosen contractor REPLACES the flashing and does not just "ADD CAULK". 

  • Worn & Cracking Sealant

    • Sealant is often over used or more often HEAVILY relied upon for closing gaps between, wood, metal, stone and siding. Sealants in nature expand and contract over time eventually leaving those openings to be exposed.

    • Solution: These repairs can often be a quick trip charge with a few tubes of sealant and a knowledgeable roofing technician. Even MORE so, you can prevent leaks from occurring at these failed sealant spots with annual maintenance . See what the NRCA has to say about servicing your roof and how it can save you money in the long run.

  • Punctures

    • Weather, falling branches and animals can create significant holes and punctures in your roofing material. These repairs are best handled by professional roofers, as they involve more steps and may demand reframing part of the roof itself.

    • Animal Activity - Surprising enough, squirrels and other creatures love to find their way into homes getting out of the elements of heat and cold. Don't be surprised if your soffits and other ventilation are cut or removed when nature is trying to come inside.

    • Solution: Have your roof inspected by an educated, local roofing contractor annually.

  • Damaged Vent Boot​s

    • Most often your pipes through your roof are plastic, lead or metal based. Sun and extreme temperatures often age these areas faster than the roofing materials themselves and in turn are heavily caulk reliant. ​You will see these most often on the walls near kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms or the location of your water heater. 

    • Solution: This is often a simple fix of swapping flashings and potentially some roofing materials. Be sure your roofer is installing the appropriate pipe flashing for your roofing system. See the link sponsored by GAF CARE Programs for more details.

  • Damaged or Missing Shingles

    • It is common to discover a few damaged or missing shingles, as a number of external factors act against them.

    • Strong weather blows them off or pries them loose and their protective surface granules wear away.

    • Inadequate ventilation in your attic will overheat your shingles from the interior and exterior of your building.

    • Solution: Have an assessment done by an educated, local roofing contractor to evaluate whether you should open a claim with your insurance or just repair the roof.

  • Storm Damage​​​

    • Hail and Wind is an ever occurring threat in Texas especially in the spring time. Even the smallest hail storm can accelerate the aging of shingles, punctures ​and can sometimes break windows and siding.

    • Solution: Call a knowledgeable, local roofing contractor for an initial visit. If they feel it's necessary, have them assist you in opening up an insurance claim, it never hurts to open a claim and it can ensure to the carrier you are taking the precautionary measure to uphold your policy. 

Curious on what storm damage means for you and your property? See what The Texas Department of Insurance has to say about what you can do to protect your home before and after a storm. 

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