What to Expect When Hiring a Roofer
Every homeowner should be aware that roofing leaks can often go unnoticed for months (if not years). These types of leaks are the ones that usually cause the biggest damage. When water infiltrated through your roof and gets behind your drywall, it can take weeks until the first signs of damage appear. Unfortunately, it may already be too late for your drywall. Increased moisture in between your walls can also lead to mold growth, which again is a very serious problem. All this from one small leak that hasn’t been detected on time. However, we understand that more often than not, homeowners are not going to call a roofing contractor until they actually see a leak. So, what happens when you finally call for roof repair?
Cleaning and inspecting
The first thing that your roofing contractor will do is clean the roof. Dirt, dust, and debris often cover roof problems, making it impossible to identify a leak unless these contaminants are removed first. So, using all sorts of techniques and tools, your roofers will clean your roof. The process often involves a pressure washer. This tools is essential, especially if the roof is covered with moss.
Once the roof is clean, your contractor will look for any signs of problems. In order to identify leaks, they will often have to pull out flashing and remove old or broken shingles. Nothing to worry about, all this will be replaced or fixed in the next stage.
Even when a roof is in bad shape, many homeowners choose not to have it replaced. This complicates the things a bit. Since the source of the leak may not be clear, your roofers may have to start a process of elimination. They will start with the areas that are more prone to leakage and move towards parts and elements that develop leaks only on occasion. The bottom line is that our problems will eventually be detected and resolved.
You should know that not all roofers are the same. Some may go the extra mile just to ensure a quality repair, while others will only look to part you from your cash. So, if you want to get the most out of your roofing repair project, then you should hire a reliable and trustworthy roofer.
Signature Roofs By Eagle Contracting Inc. is a fully licensed and insured company located in Broken Arrow OK. We offer some of the most reliable services at the most affordable rates. All you have to do is call us at (918) 451-0287.