If your roof is showing signs of wind damage, has missing shingles, or is experiencing leaks, it is worth checking to see if the issue can be fixed with a quality roof repair instead of going straight to a replacement.
The idea is to maximize the longevity and lifespan of your roof.
At ReRoofIt, we specialize in finding the most effective way to repair, restore, or extend the life of your roofing system. While it may not always be possible to repair your roof, we always perform a thorough evaluation to provide you with the best options for your specific needs.
If you suspect that your roof may need repairs, give us a call today at (801) 907-5177 before your roof fix turns into the need for a full replacement.
Roofing Repair Types and Materials
Whether you are looking for a roof repair specialist for a residential or commercial roof we can help. We have experience with both small and large-scale repair needs and have expertise with a wide range of roof types. Some of the material we regularly work with includes:
- Asphalt Shingle
- Tar and Gravel
- And More
As far as roof pitches go, we can handle them all. Anything from flat roofs, sloped roofs, and roofs with extreme pitches. If you think you might need roof repair services for components of your home that tie into the roofing system, such as gutters, we handle that too.
Roofing Repair Services
At ReRoofIt, we handle the full spectrum when it comes to roof repairs. Our services encompass residential and commercial roofing systems and all types of repairs. A few examples of projects our roof repair contractors regularly complete include:
- Roof Leak Repairs
- Wind Damage
- Storm and Hail Damage
- Missing or Damaged Shingles
- Roof Penetrations
- Emergency Roof Repairs
- Roof Maintenance and Upkeep
- And More
When you work with ReRoofIt to evaluate your roof repair needs you can expect a detailed roof inspection. This process allows us to go through a comprehensive list of checkpoints to evaluate the health of your roofing system. Learn more about our inspection process here.
We serve the greater Salt Lake City area and neighboring cities along the Wasatch Front. You can view our service areas and specific city information here.
How to Choose the Right Roofing Repair Pro
Unfortunately, hiring just any roof repair company can cause more damage than what you started out with and cost you more money in the long run.
Making sure that you find a reputable roof repair contractor that is both licensed and insured is the first step. A few additional things that you will want to check before you choose the roofing company for your repair include:
Are they licensed and insured?
How long have they been in business?
Do they guarantee their work?
Do they offer manufacturer labor and material warrantees?
Can they show certificates of training?
ReRoofIt is fully licensed and insured.
13 years and counting.
We provide 5-year workmanship guarantees on every job.
Warrantees through all the top roofing material providers.
Check out our certifications here.
In addition to the points above, it’s important to work with a roofer that will spend the time necessary to evaluate the your roofing issues and explain how they tie into your roofing system and the rest of your home.
As you work to find the right roofing company to help you with your roof repair needs, the answers to some commonly asked questions below may help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Reputable roofing contractors tend to offer at least a one-year warranty that covers leaks due to workmanship problems. Manufacturers offer longer warranties from five to 30 years covering material defects. Within the warranty period, most leaks are fixed by the roofers without any additional charges to be paid. However, this still depends on the roofing system installed, the contract terms, and the type of leaks. Make sure you go over the fine lines of the contract before you sign.
The lifespan of a roof depends on the materials used during the install, method of installation, location, elevation, etc.
Due to changes in manufacturing, asphalt shingle roofs installed more than 10 years ago have a typical lifespan of 15 to 25 years. If they were installed within the last decade they can last up to 30 years if properly installed and maintained. Fiberglass asphalt shingle and tile roofs can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years. EPDM roofs can last as long as 20 years and TPO flat roof has a lifespan of up to 30 years. Metal roofs tend to have the longest lifespan and can last up to 100 years.
While these numbers represent the average lifespan of different roofing systems, roofs in Utah tend to have a shorter lifespan because of the extreme summer heat and cold winters. The wide range in temperature causes expansion and contraction of the roofing system that is not as common in other areas of the United States. This cycle results in wear and tear over time that requires roof maintenance, repairs, and ultimately replacements.
Quality should be the biggest factor when it comes to selecting a roofer for your repair. If, however, you suspect that there are issues with the work, have a third party perform an inspection of your roof.
If they identify any problems with the job, make sure to document the issue with details and pictures. Next, review the contract or proposal that you signed to determine if this should be fixed by the roofing company. Call the contractor to inform them of the problem. A reputable company will send someone out to assess the work that was done and identify the cause of the issue. If you receive no response or help from the contractor, consult the Better Business Bureau to determine what steps you should take. As a last resort, you can take legal action to oblige the company to fulfill the terms of the contract.
To maintain the quality of your roof and extend its lifespan, you should have it inspected every three to five years.
The reason for this is that even the best silicones and caulking used to seal up your roofing system may fail within this timeframe. The best time of year to have these inspections performed are in the spring and fall. During the winter, snow can cover up issues on your roof and during the summer your roof may experience additional damage from heavy foot traffic combined with heat on the shingles.
Telltale signs that your roof needs repairs include:
- Leaking inside your home
- Yellowing and staining of drywall
- Wood bulging and swelling
- Paint bulges and bubbling
- Discolored attic plywood
- Yellow or black staining of attic insulation
- Visible light from the roof in your attic
- Warped ceilings
- Signs of black mold and mildew
- Visible cracks and dark patches on ceiling and drywall
The signs above are a few key indicators that your roof has a problem. Get in touch with ReRoofIt today to identify a solution.
There are a large number of signs on the exterior of your home and roof that could indicated that your roof needs repairs. A few common signs include:
- Exposed nails
- Failed caulking
- Missing tiles and shingles
- Lifted shingles
- Streaking and/or discoloration (below pipe jacks or swamp coolers)
- Buckling or bulging of plywood
- Staining at soffits
- Rust at soffit and/or fascia (or anywhere near the roof)
- Shingle granules gathering in gutters
You should also inspect the flashing for any signs of wear and tear. If these issues are left unchecked, you may end up needing a full roof replacement in addition to lumber, wood, and drywall.
The solution to fix a leaking roof can vary quite a bit depending on the cause of the leak. Leaks can be caused by failed caulking, missing shingles, missing flashing, and improper install. All of these issues require a careful assessment and need to be addressed in the right way to both fix the leak and avoid causing further damage to your home.
Minor leaks and standard wear and tear may be addressed with repair work. However, if the damage is extensive, replacing the entire roof may be the most cost-effective route. You should also consider roof replacement if your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, usually at the 20 to 30 year mark.
That depends on the handyman. If they have the background and knowledge to properly address the issues on your roof, then this may be a possible solution. However, this comes with many risks, since most handymen are not licensed, do not have the proper insurance, or training to adequately keep your home safe from leaks.
The short answer is ‘yes,’ But, they do require the repairs to be completed within certain temperatures to allow for proper bonding of shingles and sealants. Experienced roofers have many ways to ensure repairs are done correctly even during the winter months.
Give us a call today at (801) 907-5177 to schedule an inspection for your roof repair needs or request a free estimate by clicking on the button below.