If you even suspect you may have a leaky roof, you’d better fix it immediately, even if the problems are not visible. Over a short period of time, small leaks can lead to big problems, such as mold, rotted framing and sheathing, destroyed insulation and damaged ceilings. A simple flashing leak can cause an expensive repair bill if left untreated. Tracking down the leak is the hard part; but the roof leak repair is right up our alley.
If you’re interested in our roof repair service for your home in Knoxville and Surrounding Counties, call us today at 865-412-8524 or contact us online to get started with a thorough inspection of your roof. We offer free estimates on all our services in Farragut, Maryville, Louisville, Dandridge, Blaine, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Alcoa, Oliver Springs, Jacksboro and all nearby areas.
Roof leaks might take months or even years to develop, but they’re generally discovered when it’s too late. A roof leak causes major damage to a home, and it can cost a small fortune to replace. Rather than wait until the roof leaks, take the time to focus on prevention. Preventing roof leaks isn’t hard, and the right time to do it is when you are having your gutters cleaned!
Tiny holes in shingles are deceptive as they can cause rot, a leaky roof and other damage for years before you notice the obvious signs of a leak. We might find holes left over from a satellite dish or an old antenna mounting bracket. Often we see exposed, roofing repair nails and they need to be pulled and the holes patched.
Step flashing is used along walls that intersect the roof. Each short section of flashing channels water over the shingle downhill from it. But if the flashing rusts through, or a piece comes loose, water will run right behind it, and into your house. Rusted flashing always needs to be replaced. That means removing shingles, prying siding loose, and then removing and replacing the step flashing. Occasionally a roofer forgets to nail one in place and it eventually slips down to expose the wall. We see these mistakes in our preventative maintenance inspection, and fix them for you, before they cause big problems.
After years of helping homeowners protect their homes by keeping their gutters clean of leaves, pine needles and debris, we have established a roof maintenance inspection that does the same for your roof. We have compiled a list of just a few of the prevention tips that will help you protect your investment.
Your gutters are the primary method of water removal/redirection, wall protection, and roof relief when a storm hits your area. Clean them often (Spring & Fall minimally), removing leaves, dirt, standing water, and mold. Dirty, moldy and broken gutters provide less drainage. Clogged gutters can overflow, dumping water down your home’s walls and often into your basement or crawl space.
Overgrown tree branches above your roof line can funnel water onto your roof, increasing the amount of rain water your gutters have to handle. Trim the branches hanging over your roof often, and keep loose branches away from the gutters. Be proactive when a storm is forecasted, trim your trees again. High winds can easily break off loose branches, damaging your roof’s gutters and shingles.
Metal roofs are strong, and have a long lifespan, however strong winds and inclement weather can loosen the joints, and pull apart sections. Regular maintenance is a requirement, to keep your metal roof secure and leak free.
We proudly serve homeowners and businesses all throughout Greater Knoxville and surrounding towns.
This includes Farragut, Maryville, Louisville, Fountain City, Halls, Corryton, Blaine, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Alcoa, Oliver Springs, Jacksboro and all nearby areas.