Tips For a Successful Nashville Roof Repair Project
As a Nashville Roofer, we can't tell you how many times have we've heard a customer say, "I've had repairsmade to my tile roof but it's leaking again!."
There is one reality which can't be dismissed: if the roof was fixed correctly the first time, it is unlikely for the same leak toreturn!
The reality is that the leak didn't "come back", itwas notfixed, to begin with.
Normally, the repaired area handles the first quarter to a half inch of precipitation without a leak, and the
homeowner has a big sigh of relief. The same thing happens during the next storm...
Then that BIG 2-3' behemothof a storm hits, and the same leak shows back up again!
There are numerous reasons:
1) A "band-aid" was poorly installed on the leaking area.
2) Usually, it takes a lot of rainfallfollowed by strong winds to make a leak apparent or to make a previous leak show back up.
3) The leak was misdiagnosed as an easy to fix seal around a vent pipe, skylight, or chimney flashing, with no attention given to the possibility of decayed underlayment, or incorrect roof flashings.
The reality is, water can travel long distances!
So, what's the answer?
Well,the solution is easy... Have it fixed the first time with a proven Nashville Roof Repair contractor!
First, the shingle tiles will have to be removed from the Whole region, (hip, gable, valley, flashing, etc.).
Next,a layerof the proper underlayment must be placed from eave to ridge, incorporating the entire area. Remember, water travels far distances, and to guarantee that all possible water intruded areas are covered, the complete section must undergo treatment.
The final step is to flash the penetrations usinga base and a secondary flashingto ensure that no moisture can enter under the shingle tiles. This flashing must have anapproved weather block installed at the peaks and the hip angles so wind forced rain does not get beneath the shingles.
When you want it fixed right, call Professional Roofers Inc, we won't fail you!