Flat Roof Repair
Flat roofs require repair for a variety of reasons. Flat roofs whose drains freeze will trap water on the roof system. The trapped water may accumulate to levels higher than the roof flashings resulting in water leaks. It’s very rare for a home to have an entirely flat roof. Many roofs have a combination of a pitched roof with a flat extension, or they may have a small extension or an area of the roof that is flat.
Repairing this problem frequently involves removing the downspout and opening the drain to create discharge. This can be challenging but Roof Leak Enders’ technicians have the required experience.
Did You Know? The most common areas for roof leaks are flashing, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations and valleys? So are improperly installed roof shingles.
Flashing repair or chimney flashing repair is an extremely common fix required by homeowners. Flashing is a metal made of copper, aluminum or galvanized metal that is used to direct water away from important areas of the roof. Typically, flashing isued in areas where the roof meets a chimney, exterior wall, skylights, or dormer. These areas require a barrier to drain the water and are known as common “points of failure” for roofs. As aforementioned, choosing the right roofing company near you will avoid improper installations that lead to costly
The good news is, we have performed thousands of flashing repairs in the New York area! Roof Leak Enders can perform step flashing where it is the part of the roof against the side of the house (typically siding, stucco or brick) that comes down on an angle and has to be stepped down under the shingles. The flashing is then built down in steps so the water does not leak up into the house. We can also add chimney flashing and flashing in “valleys” which is the area where two sections of roof meet. Valleys in the roofing are common areas for leaks.
Slate & Clay Tile Roof Repair
This type of repair typically refers to roofs that are made of Terra Cotta, Spanish tile or slate tile. Slate tile roofs are common for many homes on the North Shore of Long Island. However, a major concern regarding slate or tile roofs is that they have a tendency to shed, fall off, crack, go missing, come out of place, or become damaged. In these cases, these areas need to be repaired, reset or replaced entirely.
We are experts in all types of slate roofs. We can replace entire slate or tile roofs or perform repairs as needed. We will match your existing color, measure it, and modify it to the correct size. If necessary, we will source matching slate or tile to match your existing roof.
Rotted Wood Repair
Rotted wood occurs when there are roof leaks that go undetected for a while and the source of the roofing problem is not repaired in a timely fashion. This can cause the decking of the roof to get damaged, rotten and moldy. We will literally peal back every layer if needed, replace all damaged sections, install new water and ice shield etc. In other cases, the soffits, rafters and fascia boards can become damaged as well. If a fascia board or area needs painting, we will paint anywhere that is needed so that you do not have to first go hire an additional company. Rest assured we provide the total solution by addressing the SOURCE of the issue not just the symptom.
When we install new roofs, we include sheets of plywood to help prevent future damage.
Fascia Board Repair
Fascia boards tend to become damaged due to weather and leaks. It’s very common for damage to occur to fascia boards hanging from the top of the roof.
Roof Vents Repair
There are many type of vents including ridge vents, box vents, attic vents, and gable vents. These are all a part of the siding of the home and will often require repair.
Ridge Vent Repair
Ridge vent repairs are needed at the ridge of the roof where the peaks meet. It’s common for roofs to have venting at a ridge to allow hot air to get out of the attic. This is an area of failure for leaks to occur or shingles to fall off. Your roof needs to breathe to function properly and not break, which is why both an intake and vents are often installed. There are three types of venting that can be installed on roofs – ridge vents, boxed vents and attic vents. We can repair all of them.
Drip Edge Repair
Drip edge repairs are very common and important. Damage to the drip edge can be caused because the shingles were cut too short when they were installed and the edge needs to be extended. It can also be caused if the gutters are loose. The drip edge is put above the gutter under the roof shingles to allow water to flow more smoothly into the gutters and not underneath the roof shingles. It functions to prevent the harmful effects of centripetal force that can pull water back underneath and toward your home. In some cases, we are able to repair the drip edge, and in other more severe cases a full roof repair is needed.
If you don’t repair the drip edge, it can cause water to fill up the window or basement window well, or rot rafters and fascia boards – and can quickly become the source of big, expensive problems. It’s a very simple fix. In these cases, water and ice shields often also need to be installed to prevent further damage.
Roof Valley Leak Repairs
The Roof Valley is an area in the roof where the main roofing materials connect to a wall or other parts of a separate roof span. A “V” is usually formed along connections of a roof valley. This part of the roof is normally a very vulnerable area and roof valley leaks frequently occur. There can be many causes, including improperly placed roofing nails. Deteriorated, cracked, blown out, curling, and broken shingles can also cause severe damage to the underlying membrane of the valley. Some roof valley leaks are caused by holes in the metal joints. Our roofers will inspect the possible causes and perform the necessary repairs.
New Roof Installations
In addition to roof repairs, we also install all types of new roofs in residential homes as needed.
How Do I Know if I Need a New Roof Replacement?
The biggest clue that you need a roof replacement is that your roof has leaks in multiple areas. You may also need a new roof if your existing roof was improperly installed. In some cases, a repair can be done, however in others, a full roof replacement is needed. Once you contact us, our technicians will perform a cost benefit analysis and then provide you with a our recommendation in writing so you can make the right decision. In some cases, it may cost more to repair the roof than it would cost to install a new roof!
In other cases, we can do a layover roof. However, the best way to keep your warranties in place is often to do a “rip and replace.” Whenever we perform a new roof replacement, we ensure that water and ice shield is installed into the right places, and that all new vents, ridge and hip shingles, underlayment, and starter strips are properly installed.
Did You Know? In addition to protecting your home and addressing leaks, a new roof can increase the value of your home. And, in some instances, homeowners choose to have a new roof installed for cosmetic reasons if they are re-doing the facade of their home.
What Are the Steps Involved in a Roof Replacement?
If you need a new roof installed in your home, the steps for a new roof installation are as follows:
- We evaluate your existing roof
- We provide you with an estimate for your new roof
- After the estimate, you will schedule a date for your new installation
- On installation day we begin by preparing your roof for a new installation
- We remove old roof shingles and perform any demolition as needed
- We then install your new roofing system
- We finish by cleaning up and removing all debris and materials
Low Slope/Normal Slope/ Steep Slope Roofing
The slope of a roof is often referred to as the pitch. Our roofers have experience with:
- Low Slope – Roof pitches that are less than 30 degrees.
- Normal Slope – Roof pitches that are between 30 and 45 degrees.
- Steep Slope – Roof pitches that are more than 45 degrees.
Other Home Services We Offer
In addition to roof and gutter repair services, we also offer the following services:
Siding Repair & Installations
We do everything from small siding repairs to soffits and fascia boards to full new vinyl siding installations. We also do aluminum trim capping for homes and will trim the siding with aluminum, making the house maintenance free!
The peak of the roof where the rake on the roof is located, often needs to be replaced or have new capping added on the rake boards.
We can repair or install:
- New siding
- Damage siding
- Window Capping
- Door Capping
- Windows Capping
- New Vinyl Soffits
We offer full window repair and replacements on Long Island for Nassau County and Suffolk County. We also service New York City homeowners. When performing full window replacements, we can fix the wood around the window, calking/capping prior to replacing the entire window, or if it’s a simple repair, we can add caulking around the window and replacing the capping.
Interior & Exterior Painting
Interior and exterior paint and trim work is a service we can offer when we are performing roof repairs on your home. We can also paint the entire siding. When we repair your home – we paint! Now you do not have to go find your own painter.