We are Specialists at Roof Leak Repair in VA
Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, a roofing problem can easily become your worst nightmare. Once a roof leak has been discovered and it’s not taken care of right away, it can cause further damages that may need more than a roofer to solve all of the issues. To make problems even worse, once water has been allowed to infiltrate your home or business, it can easily become a catalyst for black mold which can seriously affect the health of those living and working within the structure. That’s why when you have a leak, it’s imperative to hire a licensed and insured roofer to immediately repair the damaged materials or perform an entire roof replacement before problems are allowed to compound into something far worse than a leak.
Finding the actual spot where the roof leaks is difficult because water can enter the roof in one place and run down to another before it starts soaking into the ceiling. One example is when water flows off the roof, down the valley of a roof and is diverted toward the roof deck, where it may drip into the attic or wall cavity. It is hard to pinpoint where that type of leak has originally started from. One of the most common causes of roof leaks is defective roof flashing. On a roof that leaks, shingles for the metal valley flashing may have been improperly cut. And when the weather gets stormy, the driving rain with heavy winds may force water into small crevices or cracks in the chimney or siding, making it vulnerable to leaks.
Condensation build-up inside your home, may appear to be a roof leak, Condensation from moist warm air from inside can go right through your ceiling into your attic. If your attic is not ventilated, the humid air will condense on the cold underside of your roof. This condensation can start to rot the roof boards, cause ice dams, or drip down onto the ceiling below and damage your plaster, paint, and attic insulation. Proper insulation and ventilation will quickly alleviate condensation and stop what appears to be roof caused leaks. You should eliminate condensation problems before they cause any major damage and require you to perform additional roof repairs to your home.
Always Check Roof Repair Companies for Complaints Before Hiring
Hiring a random roofer out of the phone book can be just as bad as the leak itself. When searching for a reliable contractor for a roof repair or replacement, be sure to always ask for licensing and insurance documentation before receiving a bid. While a license and insurance means that they are legally allowed to perform the job, it doesn’t mean they are going to do a good job. Be sure your potential contractor has plenty of experience and a long list of past satisfied customers to ensure that your replacement or repair project is going to go as smoothly as possible. Here at Roof.net, we’ve been in the roofing business for over 40 years, so you can be sure we’ve seen it and done it all.
When you choose to have your roof repaired by a professional, you can expect the job to be done correctly and safely. Professionals are trained to give estimates and use proper repair techniques. Roof repairs should be done on a sunny day when the roof is completely dry. A wet roof is slippery and very dangerous. Your roof repairs should not take long to complete, 30 minutes up to a few hours for repairs. Now the timing all depends on where there is a leak and how easily the originating site of the leak is found. Your roof repair specialist is experienced in locating leaks and should not take too much time out of your day to fix them.
Roof.net is the best roofing repair and replacement company in Fairfax and the entire northern Virginia area.
Call us today at (703) 303-8546 or simply fill out our online estimate request form and we’ll send a qualified roofer to inspect your home or businesses and provide you with a detailed on-site estimate free of charge.