In a perfect world companies that advertise professional roofing services would give you exactly what you paid them to do. We have been called many times by home owners needing a roofing company that really knows what to do to fix problems left behind by an inexperienced roofer. It’s important to use only the best roofing services to avoid costly repairs.
Unfortunately there are individuals that advertise roofing skills but they are little more than a handyman service. A highly skilled roofer does one thing only – take care of roof problems. We had a case where a customer nearly lost the entire ceiling of his upper floor loft because so much rain was leaking through the attic.
When we inspected the roof, we discover the ridge vent had been installed without enough fasteners. You all know how the Virginia (VA) wind can blow. The ridge vent had been lifted almost totally off the roof by the wind, tearing up shingles from the entire length of the roof. Upon closer examination we saw it had been attached with only four screws – two on each end. It was unbelievable.
How the ceiling did not cave in we don’t know, because it was waterlogged to say the least. We removed the damaged shingles, fastened the ridge vent securely in place. After replacing the shingles we sealed everything so well we knew the roof would have to blow off before it would leak again. Make sure the company you call for roofing services know what it’s doing. You’ll save a great deal of aggravation.