That can add up to many more leaks as rot spreads across the roof system.
A Faster Roof Repair Is A Smaller Roof Repair In The Sunshine State
In general, the faster you have a leak fixed, the quicker and less costly it will be.
If a leak is small and contained, it could be fixed in as little as an hour. It takes many years of expertise, however, to master those processes well enough to do them quickly.
Let’s look at six ways the average Jacksonville roof leak can be fixed:
1. Caulk Cracked Shingles
Shingles can become cracked for many reasons. Radical changes in temperatures can cause them to expand and contract too quickly, or a misstep can be the culprit. Whatever the case, roofing cement applied to the damaged area repairs minor cracking.
2. Re-Seat Curled Shingles
Roof shingles usually curl up as a result of inadequate ventilation in the attic. Moisture from rising air gets trapped in the decking, below the shingles, and encourages curling. In Jacksonville, however, intense heat can be the cause. Curled shingles can sometimes be softened and re-caulked.
3. Replace Missing Shingles
Older Jacksonville homes may fall prey to the outdated practice of “roofing over,” in which a roofer layers new shingles over old ones. Both layers are weakened by this, and in time, they usually fall out. Layered shingles should be removed and all-new replacement shingles secured with new roofing nails.
4. Reposition Flashing
A roof’s flashing consists of thin pieces of weatherproof material on a roof. Flashing is used to guard and reinforce structural weak points such as joints, vents, and chimneys. Flashing can be moved out of place by high winds. If still intact, it can be pushed back into position and re-caulked.
5. Repair Or Replace Cracked Flashing
Since flashing is found where the roof is naturally weakest, it should always be examined closely as a potential source of leaks. In particular, it’s important to check that flashing is flush with vent pipes. In the rare case a chimney is present, the roofer should also look for masonry cracks.
6. Install Metal Drip Edge
Drip edge is a specialized metal flashing that controls the flow of water at the edges of the roof. Like your home’s gutters, it directs rainwater and prevents it from pooling at the foot of the structure. Water can actually “climb” the roof eaves from the gutters if drip edge is not installed.
Plair Homes Means Roofing Repair Done Fast And Right
When it comes to your roof, accept only the best. Plair Homes has more than a decade of experience around Northeast Florida. All of our roofing experts are highly trained employees, not subcontractors.
There’s no need to sacrifice quality when you need fast roof repair in Jacksonville. To find out more, contact us today.