Shingle roofs are the most common roof in the Huntsville area (and America, too). For a good reason, they are the most economical roof type that truly brings the best bang for your buck. There are many styles, qualities, and colors to choose from. Depending on the quality choice, they generally last from 20 to 50 years.
Shingle roof repairs involve fixing or replacing damaged or missing shingles. This repair can be done by either using new shingles or by patching existing ones.
Common causes of a shingle roof leaking include:
Other causes of leaks include:
To repair a shingle roof, it is important to identify the cause of the leak and then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make the necessary repairs.
Metal roofs are hands down the best-suited roof for the Huntsville weather. They shed snow easily and last a long time. However, metal roofs have their problems as well. A very common problem for metal roofs that have exposed fasteners is wind damage. The fasteners or screws have a rubber washer that will dry out after a number of years (10-15 years). Rain will then seep into the fastener's holes and cause the fasteners to lose their grip. If there is a notable wind storm, then whole roofing panels will blow off the roof. This is fixed by replacing the old fasteners with longer fasteners.
Metal roof repairs involve repairing corrosion, holes, and cracks in the metal roofing material.
Common reasons a metal roof may leak are due to:
Poorly installed or corroded flashing can also cause leakage. A metal roof should be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure any repairs can be done in a timely manner and to prevent any further damage. Additionally, sealants and coatings should be applied to the roof to protect it from further deterioration.
Tile roofs are by far the best-looking roofs. They come in many different styles, shapes, and colors. It's a great way to add character to your house.
Reasons Why a Tile Roof Might Leak:
If your tile roof is leaking, the process to repair it usually looks like this:
Flat roofs are an excellent option for many types of buildings, from residential homes to commercial businesses. Flat roofs offer several advantages, including easy installation, minimal maintenance, and improved energy efficiency. Flat roofs are also known for their long life expectancy and minimal risk of leaks. When properly installed, flat roofs are highly durable and can last many years without requiring major repair or replacement.
Flat roof repairs are necessary for flat roofs damaged by water, wind, or other environmental factors. Depending on the severity of the damage, repairs may include patching and sealing, installing a waterproof membrane, replacing flashing, resealing seams, and other more extensive repairs. Inspecting a flat roof regularly to identify and address any repair needs promptly is essential.
Flat roofs can often be repaired without replacing the whole roof. The scuppers are the number one leak spot.