Case Study - Composite Shingle Roof Repair - 2

This homeowner realized he had a problem when he saw water running down the inside and outside walls where it should not be. From the roof, you could not tell there was a problem until you looked underneath the shingles. But this roof does fit the profile of problem roof:

A - The lower valley where the roofs meet has a very low pitch angle.
B - Debris from nearby trees collects in this same valley, preventing water from draining off quickly, if at all.

If special precautions are not taken, the above conditions eventually lead to holes in the roof where water will enter during heavy downpours, which is exactly what happened.

This composit shingle roof was repaired by Baaron Keith Roofing. For more information or a roof inspection, contact Baaron Keith Roofing using this convenient Inspection Request form.

composite shingle roof with hidden water damage

This roof has a hidden surprise just under the surface.

debris caused poor roof drainage

The owner of this home knew he had a roof problem because water was running down the walls under this low-pitch roof valley whenever it rained.

rotted roof sheathing evident from below

Evidence of rotting plywood sheeting can be seen from underneath.

rotted roof sheathing

The plywood sheeting had actually rotted clear through in one area.

closeup shows extent of roof damage

This was caused by trapped water in the roof valley, becoming deep enough to flow under the last row of shingles. BK Roofing takes special steps to prevent this from occurring again.

damaged sheathing is carefully replaced

All compromised plywood is carefully removed and replaced with precisely cut new material.

repaired area is covered with special moisture barrier layer

Next, the repaired area is covered with a special shielding material that prevents damage from standing ice or water.

layers of new roofing felt are applied

Layers of roofing felt are then installed on top of the ice/water barrier.

flashing and new shingles are installed

Next, the metal flashing and new shingles are installed...

a flexible water proof membrane is added for additional protection

The hammer marks the area where BK Roofing added additional protection against standing water in the form of a seamless membrane material commonly used on flat roofs.

this repaired roof section will perform better than new

The completed repair is actually better-than-new when it comes to preventing damage from standing water.

the completed roof repair This composit shingle roof was repaired by Baaron Keith Roofing. For more information or a roof inspection, contact Baaron Keith Roofing using this convenient Inspection Request form.