Case Study:

Composite Shingle Roof Repair #1

This homeowner may not have known anything needed attention on the roof until the water damage became apparent under the roof overhang above his patio. At a casual glance, the shingles appeared to be in good shape. This is another example of why a professional roof inspection is important. With over 25 years of experience, Baaron knows how to spot trouble areas that are often missed by homeowners and less experienced contractors. Roofs with a low pitch, combined with an accumulation of leaves, twigs, and other debris are usually a red flag, and need a professional inspection to determine the condition, and extent of any needed repairs.

evidence of a previous roof repair

Removing existing shingles and felt revealed evidence of a previous repair and the current damage. Unfortunately, the previous contractor did not implement the extra precautions that BK Roofing does in situations like this.

all damaged wood is removed

All water damaged wood is identified and carefully removed.

new, high-quality wood is installed

New, high quality roofing plywood is cut precisely to fit into position.

a special ice and water shield is applied

Next, a special ice and water shield is applied over the repaired area as an extra protection measure in case fallen leaves and debris happen to trap water here again.

more ice and water shield is applied

More of the special ice and water shield is applied over the repaired area as an extra protection measure in case fallen leaves and debris happen to trap water here again.

new roof felt is applied

Finally, the repair is completed with layers of new felt paper and new shingles.

new shingles are installed to complete the repair

After a short period of being exposed to the environment, the new shingles will blend in well with the earlier shingles.

the completed roof repair

This composite shingle roof was repaired by Baaron Keith Roofing.

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Fix known problems promptly. Repairing damaged and loose shingles or tiles before leaks are detected can ultimately save you serious money. Damaged roof tiles or shingles over time, will eventually expose the underlying water barrier (felt). Once the felt is exposed to the sun, it won't take much longer for this area to "burn" out, and in a relatively short time, you can have water leaking into interior structures. As with many things in life, having a known problem corrected promptly can prevent it from turning into a bigger, more expensive problem later, and this surely applies to the roof on your house.
Keep your roof and gutters clear of debris. Many roof problems start when leaves, pine needles, and other debris accumulates in the valleys and lower areas of your roof. This leads to excess moisture and in some cases, rain water is prevented from flowing off efficiently, and can even get under the shingles and deteriorate the wood sheathing.
Tread lightly. Some roof types are quite susceptible to damage by simply walking on the roof in the wrong way, or with a "heavy foot". Contractors installing satellite dishes or solar collectors can unknowingly cause roof damage while installing their equipment. Cement tile roofs and cedar shakes are prone to this type of damage. The result can be cracked and loosened tiles or shakes which can now shift out of position over time.
Quality and Workmanship Counts. Whenever work is planned for your roof, make sure that your contractor is using high quality materials and methods, and most of all, select a contractor that has a reputation for high quality workmanship. Too many times, workers have been known to cut corners in an effort to save themselves time or money, which ends up costing the homeowners much more when the roof fails prematurely.