Roof Repair Services
Nothing lasts forever, including your roofing system. Years of exposure to the elements can take a toll on any roof. However, this doesn’t always mean you need to go through a complete roof replacement. In many cases, a well-planned, professionally done roof repair will restore the integrity of your roofing system and re-establish its ability to protect what is most important to you.
Straight Line Construction has helped many homeowners to restore their roofs by making timely repairs. It can often be a way to add years of life to a roof and to ensure you will continue to enjoy peace of mind. We are also part of an exclusive group of contractors. We are certified by the three major shingle manufacturers (GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed) — only 1 percent of the nation’s contractors qualify!
Repair or Replace?
When it comes to residential roofing, asphalt shingles are a popular choice for their ease of installation, low cost, and variety of colors. They are the most popular roofing material in the United States for residential roofing projects.
As a homeowner in the Sacramento area, you may feel unsure if you need a full roof replacement, maybe it can be restored, or if you can get by with shingle roof repair.
Shingle roofs are economical at installation. Typically, with proper care, they can last many years. If you suspect your home needs to be looked at please call us for a free estimate.
Reliable Roofers Inspect & Assess Your Roof Repair Needs
At Straight Line Construction, we will thoroughly inspect your roof, and give you an honest evaluation. If the life of your roof can be extended with Roof Maxx or requires a roof repair, or if your roof is beyond its life expectancy we will offer solutions for a roof replacement to fit your style and budget needs.
There are a few things to help you determine if you can get a few more years out of your current roof or not. Here are some ways to help you decide between shingle roof repair or shingle roof replacement:
Shingle roofs do not last forever. They are one of the least expensive roof material at initial installation. However, after factoring in maintenance, they may end up costing more than other materials. They also aren’t as durable as some other materials. Having an honest discussion with your roofing contractor about your roof’s age can set your mind at ease.
Shingle roof repair may be in order if most of your roof is in good or acceptable shape but some areas, such as those receiving direct sunlight or facing prevailing winds, are more worn. Tabs lifting from the wind, for example, may indicate problems with your roof which need to be addressed.
Hail or tree limbs may hit your roof and damage some individual shingles. These can be replaced easily if the roof sheathing beneath the shingles is undamaged. If major damage (high winds, wildfire embers) has caused uplift or overall degradation of the shingles, replacement is in order.
Flashing and Shingles
Metal flashing is more durable than an asphalt-fiberglass shingle, but where the two meet can be problematic. If your old flashing is steel instead of heavy gauge aluminum or galvanized metal, rust can eat away at the flashing. This makes it easier for water to get into your home.
What’s in the Gutters?
If you find your gutters filling with shingle granules, your shingles may be beyond repair. Once the granules wash off the asphalt, nature breaks it down. While shingle roof repair can fix a spot here or there, extensive granule loss is a signal to replace the roof.
If you are still unsure, trust the experts at Straight Line Construction to help you determine what is best for your home. Call us for a FREE assessment and make the right choice for your home.