Repairing A Leaky Roof
Living here in Boynton Beach, we can certainly attest to the fact that Florida has earned the title of “The Sunshine State.” Along with that plentiful sunlight and warm weather, we also see more rain than most other cities in the country. Summer storms are a part of life here in Florida, and few things can test the strength and resiliency of your roof more than a hurricane. If your roof isn’t up to the task, it can spring a leak and dampen more than just your attic or crawlspace. A leaky roof can damage or destroy the physical and mental investments you’ve put into your home. You could be looking at replacing ruined items (especially electronics) or costly flooring and structural repairs. If you think you have a leaky roof, we here at Gustafson Roofing are here to help!
Leaky roof basics
Typically, water will come in through damaged roofing materials, such as where shingles have become broken or around areas where the sealant material has been corroded. Once water has penetrated the material, it will generally travel down the rafters until it finds a place to drop off. This means that finding the source of your leak is more complicated than drawing a straight line from where it enters your living space to the roof. The pitch and design of your roof can influence the direction of travel.
It is important to note that even the smallest of leaks can have major consequences. If you’ve determined that you have a leak or are noticing the signs of one, do not wait to call us! Many homeowners have said that they noticed bubbling or a ceiling stain or some other “minor” sign of trouble but thought nothing of it. This can result in what could have been a simple fix turning into a massive project. Often, by the time you’ve noticed the damage, it’s too late to fix the leak and you’re looking at a total replacement of your roof. Leaks can also damage the overall structural integrity of your home, leading to other major problems like the foundation shifting or even total collapse of your ceiling due to the water weight.
What do we do for you?
If you’ve found a leak, you might think that you can patch it yourself. Without the proper tools and training, working on a roof can be very dangerous. The type of material can determine what your options are for repair. If you suspect that you have a leak, we encourage you to give us a call. We’re proud to offer free estimates for whatever you need! Our professional and friendly technicians will arrive at your home to take care of everything for you. Inside, we’ll be looking for dark spots or sagging; on the outside, a slow draining gutter or wear and tear around vents and chimneys. Once the leak has been found, the repair needed is typically dependent on the roofing material. We have experience working with all types of material, from asphalt shingles to wood shakes.
We offer a full range of roofing services with all kinds of designs in mind. Steep or low slope, modified asphalt, mechanically attached tile, the list goes on! In addition, we have our RoofLife Maintenance program designed to extend the life of your roof. With an annual roof maintenance inspection, you’ll know where you stand and can detect minor issues before they became disasters. What’s more, with our HurricaneReadiness, you’ll get priority scheduling after any hurricane comes through. So, if you’re looking to repair your roof or make sure it lasts for years to come, call us now!