Introduction: Roofing Repairs
When there’s a leak in your attic or damage to your gutter, Eco Exteriors’ emergency roofers are just a phone call or email away. Even small roof repairs, such as a few lost asphalt shingles, can quickly escalate into larger problems. Our expert staff will identify the issue with your roof or gutter system fast and provide you with options that you can afford.
Eco Exteriors services all the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, and New Westminster. Don’t wait to deal with your roofing woes; we provide emergency roofing repairs for all types of roofing systems, such as asphalt roofs, low slope roofs, solar roofs, and flat roofs.
Roof Repair – Trusted Roofing Repair Experts
Eco Exteriors’ roofing repair professionals provide you with results you can trust. With decades of emergency roofing customers satisfied, we know the best way to deal with any roofing situation. If you’re dealing with a pressing roofing issue, don’t hesitate to call us right now. We reply to emails as soon as possible, but the best way to reach us in emergencies is by phone.
Here is our contact information: 604-985-4326
How Much Does a Roof Repair Cost?
Your roofing repair costs will depend on several details specific to your issue. For example, depending on how long your asphalt shingles have been missing, you may simply need a few new shingles, or you may need to repair the underboard beneath the shingles.
Often, we don’t notice a roofing issue until secondary symptoms arise inside the home. A leaky roof, for example, could point to missing shingles or damage to your chimney’s saddle. Sometimes, leaks travel down exposed vent flashing, and until an expert roofer investigates inside your attic or on top of your roof, you won’t find the leak’s source.
We understand that homeowners or businesses rarely budget for extensive roofing repairs or roof replacement. But the worst thing you can do is leave the problem to fester. Sometimes what may seem like an expensive repair is a simple fix. A fallen tree limb may only scrape away a few shingles or crack a single length of eavestrough.
The truth is that your roof is a lot stronger than you may realize. The important thing is to call the moment you notice the damage. That’s because time is the biggest determiner of your roofing repair costs.
Many factors go into your roofing repair estimate. Some of the things you should consider when assuming the price of your roof repair are:
- Type of Roof
- The Extent of Water Damage
- Damage to Flashing or Seals
- Punctures in Roof
- Tree Removal
What can Cause a Roof to Leak? – Common Roof Problems
Our modern roofing systems rely on an array of technology and materials to keep your house dry, your family safe, and your energy costs low. When you notice a leak in your upstairs bathroom or a wet corner in your child’s bedroom, many issues could have arisen to cause the water damage.
Below, Eco Exteriors explains the common roof problems that lead to leaks and other roofing repairs that our experts fix every day.
- Blown Away or Lost Asphalt Shingles
As the first barrier of protection between you and the outdoors, asphalt shingles take the brunt of weather and environmental damage. Wind can loosen them or blow them away. Harsh weather can erode the protective external granules, causing them to breakdown. Animals, such as raccoons and squirrels, scrape their claws on the shingles, pulling them off or cracking them. And in winter, ice dams up along your gutters and presses down upon the shingles, loosening them.
- Roof Punctures
The most common type of puncture occurs when a tree branch crashes onto your roof. Wood shards cut into the seams of your shingles, even metal roofing can be punctured with the right angle and impact. But animals and extreme weather can also cause a roof puncture. With a deep puncture, the underlayment and membrane have been compromised and water leaks can lead to further damage.
- Sealant Wear and Tear
Around your skylights, ventilation pipes, and the edges of your roof valleys and gutters, roofers apply a sealant to bind the metal and plastics to the membrane. This sealant or adhesive has a lifespan, and we often find our repair investigations lead to worn out or otherwise compromised sealant. This is often the answer to many a roof leak repair.
- Cracked or Eroded Flashing
Most home and industrial flashing is made of metal or high-density plastic. Roofers install flashing around objects on your roof, like skylights, or where your roof meets a wall. This barrier stops moisture, heat, and cold from slipping between the cracks and small places that asphalt shingles cannot protect.
- Damage to Vent Boot or Chimney Saddle
Like flashing, vent boots and chimney saddles protect the vulnerable parts of your roof from exposure to animals and weather. Tree branches and old age can crack these metal or plastic components and lead to further damage to your home. Replacing saddles and vent boots isn’t costly, especially when noticed early.
Roof Maintenance – 7 Signs you may need a roof repair
Often, you can avoid the costs of a new roof by calling Eco Exteriors for roof maintenance. By catching problems with your roof before they get out of hand, you save money. Below, we list the top seven signs to look out for. If you notice one or more of these issues, consider contacting us before they get worse.
1. Granule Loss
Your asphalt shingles are only as strong as the top coating of granules. This tough substance deflects light and sheds water. Over time, asphalt shingles lose their granules, much like a car tire loses tread. You can check for granule loss in your gutters; it’ll look like black sand. If you can’t see into your gutters, check the splash pan under your downspouts.
2. Curled or Crumpled Shingles
Dry and cracked shingles are a sign that your roof needs maintenance. Oftentimes, a roof under fifteen years old can prematurely crack or buckle. That’s often due to another factor that needs to be dealt with, such as moisture in your attic. Fixing curled shingles saves you from them being lifted off during strong winds.
3. Lost Shingles
Eco Exteriors’ number one call for asphalt roof repair is missing shingles. Even a well-built roof can lose shingles because of weather or vermin. The damage to exposed areas of your roof can spread if not dealt with hastily.
4. Roof Sagging
After a spring runoff, you may notice a sag or dip in your roof. The weight of heavy snowfall or ice buildup can weigh down your rafters and lead to serious structural damage.
5. Attic Moisture and Mold
An improperly ventilated attic can trap heat from your home. In the winter months, this heat condensates and rusts the nails in your roof. Eventually, mold spreads under the insulation and rots the attic from the inside out.
6. Loose or Exposed Nails
Loose or exposed nails can lead to small holes in your roof that cause leaks and mold. Unfastened nails leave your asphalt shingles vulnerable to heavy winds and extreme weather, too.
7. Roof Nearing or Over 20 Years
If your roof shows none of the above signs, that’s good! Those of you nearing or passing the twenty-year mark on your roof installation should still give us a call. While you may have many more years left in your roof, Eco Exteriors can help to extend its life with expert roofing maintenance.
Roofing FAQs – Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?
Few parts of your home or business are as important as your roof. A roof shelters you from the elements and protects your family, friends, and employees. When you notice a roofing issue, you must deal with it promptly.
Whenever a major roofing repair becomes a possibility for our customers, the biggest question they ultimately have is: Should I repair or replace my roof?
The answer to this question can be found in a few important factors. But before we look into the details, don’t forget to call Eco Exteriors to inspect your roof before going ahead with minor repairs — you never know if there are other potential problems you have yet to notice.
Catching the repair early enough often means you can avoid replacing your roof. For example, spotting a few missing shingles on your roof after a bad storm and calling us right away will reduce the potential for underlayment or decking damage and rot. We recommend using new shingles rather than leftovers in your garage, especially if they’re over five years old.
In cases where you will need to replace your roof, the average price of replacing an asphalt roof begins at approximately $10,000 and can reach upwards of $20,000. The price depends on the type of shingles you buy, the square footage of your roof, and the number of other materials, such as flashing, sealant, and underlayment.
With Eco Exteriors, your new roof comes with a long-term warranty, so replacing it now will lead to fewer headaches for years to come. Our full-service roofing solutions include:
While we can’t deny that the costs of a new roof will often be more than an extensive repair, the finished product will be more resilient to weather and wear. Also, upgrading your roof with the newest in roofing materials and technology can reduce your energy bills.