A leaking roof can spell disaster for your home. Even the smallest breach can lead to a flood of water when left untreated. Age, poor maintenance, storm damage and many other things can cause a water to penetrate into your home. A small amount of water can seem like an inconvenience, but it can also be a sign of a much larger problem. Before a leak has a chance to destroy your property or cause unhealthy mold growth, call Davis Roofing for a free inspection and estimate.
Although the causes of a leaking roof could be a wide variety of things, there are a few usual suspects. With 65 years of combined experience in roof repair and roof replacement, we know how to handle them all. Some causes can be prevented, while some are just the result of nature. Either way, we are home roofing professionals you can trust.
Age – Over time, even when your property is properly maintained, a leaking roof can develop. Even if damaged materials have been repaired and replaced over the years, original materials may still have deteriorated leaving your rooftop vulnerable to leakage.
Poor maintenance – Because minor damage left untreated can turn into major problems, preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your surface leak-free. It needs inspections once or twice a year, or after a major storm.
Storm damage – Mother Nature will unleash her fury on any house in her path. Unfortunately, there is little you can do to prevent damage that comes from high winds, hail and flying debris. Lifted shingles and punctures can be the start of a leaking roof that may lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage. The only thing you can do is have it fixed fast.
Trees – Homeowners love to have big, beautiful trees surrounding their home to provide lush landscaping and inviting shade. But those trees left unmaintained come become a menace to your rooftop. Branches extending overhead can scrape against the protective mineral granules on asphalt shingles leaving the materials susceptible to water seeping through. In high winds, old, dead branches can become dangerous projectiles. They can plunge through the surface, causing more than just a leaking roof.
Roof repair – Damaged or missing shingles, tiles or cedar shakes can easily be replaced. In many cases, a good home roofing professional will leave behind the leftover materials from your original installation that we can use. If extra materials aren’t available, we are typically able to find exact matches. In a worst case scenario, we can take shingles from a less visible and vulnerable part of the house to patch the damaged area. We will replace any ruined underlayment and examine the condition of the flashing.
Roof replacement – A leaking roof can be a sign that repairs will no longer sustain the stability of your roofing materials. In the case that it is time for full replacement, we will discuss with you the many varieties of materials that we are equipped to install. We work with high-class clients that demand first-class materials, which is why we work with manufacturers like CertainTeed, GAF/Mule Hyde, Owens Corning, Hydro Stop, Gaco Flex and IKO. We are certified installers of GAF, CertainTeed and Hydro Stop. We can find the perfect material to match your style and budget.
Preventive maintenance – Having regular inspections for damaged materials and potential issues can help prevent minor problems from becoming major budget-busting disasters. We offer an annual maintenance plan to help keep your roof in great condition.
Home Roofing Professionals
We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. Locally-owned and operated since 1965, we strive to maintain a reputation of quality work using quality products. Our wide range of experience allows us to provide you with nearly any roofing service you may need including an annual preventive maintenance plan. Call now for a free inspection and estimate.
We can stop a leaking roof in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Auburn, Phenix City, AL and Columbus, GA, and the surrounding communities.