WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER
The roof is your home’s layer of protection from the outdoors. Keeping you and your family safe, warm, and dry, maintaining this element is of the highest importance. As the top roof repair company in Salt Lake City, our experienced professionals at Patriot Roofing are here to help.
Regular wear and tear is a common occurrence that happens to every roof. Exposure to wind, rain, extreme temperatures, and harsh winters take its toll quickly. However, when damage occurs, quickly addressing the problem is a must. By doing so, you could save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, in roof repair needs.
Common Causes of Damage
For the most part, many roof repair needs are created from the same problems and are easy for a professional to notice and fix. Here’s a look:
Missing or damaged shingles. Often, high winds cause shingles to lift, no matter what material they are made from or how well they are installed. Obviously, the heavier the material, the more durable the shingle, but the underlayment is exposed any time one of your shingles is bent or blown away. This exposure allows moisture to enter your home.
Poorly designed roof sloping. A roof that has a low slope or is entirely flat is subject to extreme wind damage. Further, this slope type provides no way for runoff water or snow to be easily removed. Thus, the elements will pile up, eventually becoming too heavy for the roof. Such weight damages the structural integrity or destroys the roof altogether.
Pipe flashing issues. The vent pipes under your roof materials should be well-sealed. However, sometimes these pipes become corroded. When this happens, water seeps through and penetrates the interior of the roof.
Other flashing issues. Most homes with chimneys or skylights have step flashing. If the flashing becomes damaged to any extent, water is again allowed to penetrate your home.
Damage to valleys. The gutters that allow the roof’s runoff along the interior angles are called valleys. As one of the top measures in keeping moisture away from the flashing, valleys also help to avoid water buildup. When compromised and left unattended, further damage to the remaining portion of the roof will occur.
These are all common forms of roof damage that a professional roofer can quickly fix. At the first signs of any ailments mentioned above, be sure to call the experts at Patriot Roofing & Construction.
Costs of Roof Repairs
The price of roof repairs depends on two things: the materials needed and the level of severity. On average, asphalt shingles are the cheapest to repair, with slate roofs being one of the more expensive materials. Composite roofing, tile roofs, and other types of roof materials also adjust the price. Regardless, replacing shingles and other elements is imperative before further damage and more costly repairs are needed.
The best way to determine how much the repairs will cost is to contact Patriot Roofing & Construction. Our experts will come to your home and evaluate the problem, provide you with an insight of needed repairs, and give you a total estimate for the project.
Remember, getting the problems fixed early will be cheaper than waiting to resolve them when moderate to significant damage has been done.
Sometimes the deficiencies on your roof are caused by weather events. Many homeowners don’t realize that this damage (including any resulting interior leak damage) is often covered by their homeowners insurance policy. Patriot Roofing’s technicians are trained to recognize the difference between damage from normal wear and tear and damage caused by storms that could be covered by insurance.
If we do find storm damage, we can even help you submit the claim and meet the adjuster on your roof to make sure he/she is recording all of the damages to the roof and help maximize your claim.