December 3, 2018
Roof Repair – The Process
There are many reasons for homeowners in South Florida to consider hiring a roofing contractor for roof repairs. Perhaps your home has a minor leak that you’ve been avoiding or a harsh storm has damaged some of your roof’s surface. By immediately following the proper roof repair process, you can prolong the life of your roof and protect your home from severe damage.
Step 1: Leak Identified By Homeowner
The first step of any roof repair is identifying the problem. We always advise homeowners in Miami to verify if it has rained recently. That’s because the most apparent sign of a roof leak in Miami is the dripping of water during or after a rain storm. However, there are plenty of cases where moisture has been penetrating overtime, such as condensation from mechanical equipment or damage to water pipes in the attic.
When you are trying to find the cause of your roof leak, it’s important to consider a few things. Since the water gets diverted once it permeates the roof, the water can flow through many areas in your home such as the insulation, the interiors of your walls, and the beams in your ceiling. This means that following the water stains will not always lead you directly to the source of the problem.
An effective way to track the source of a roof leak is to get into the attic with a flashlight. Begin by inspecting for water stains or dark spots as these will likely be located near the roof leak. If you’re unable to get up into the attic, you can proceed with the water hose method and run water in the different sections of your roof at a time. With a partner watching inside, they can help identify the area where the roof may be leaking.
Step 2: Roof Inspection
Once you have identified the roofing problem, you can request a roof inspection from T&S Roofing Systems, your local roofing company. During the inspection, a roofing expert will try to reproduce the leak by running water on the expected problem area. After a thorough inspection, we’ll create a scope of work and price, and provide a written roofing repair estimate. When the estimate is approved, you will receive an official repair date – the day our roofing experts can perform the repair.
Step 3: Roof Repair
On tile and shingle roofs in Miami, our roofing experts will usually remove the roofing layers up to a 10×10 area to expose the wood deck. They will then inspect the deck and look for any signs of wood rot from moisture. Typically, in areas of an active roof leak, there will be rotted or damaged wood.
Often times, additional areas of roofing will need to be removed until the point of infiltration is located. Because of aging and weathering, the color of the new tile or shingle installed is not guaranteed to match the existing roofing material.
When a roof repair is done properly, it will outlast the remainder of the roof. At T&S Roofing Systems, we recommend homeowners in South Florida to invest in the repair of their roof two times before considering a replacement. If the roof has been repaired twice already, we recommend homeowners to invest in a full roof replacement and no longer invest in repairs.
As the trusted residential roofing authority in South Florida, T&S Roofing focuses on uncovering the true needs of homeowners that is unparalleled by any other contractors in the area. Through trust, transparency and a high-level of personalized service, T&S Roofing builds peace of mind and lifelong relationships with their South Florida customers.
Call us or fill out our form to schedule a roof inspection and repair with one of our roofing experts.