A leaky roof is a problem that needs to be addressed right away. A few drips in a bucket might not seem like much to worry about, but the longer you wait to fix your roof, the worse the damage gets. You can get a local roof repair service to handle the job before it gets out of hand. Local roofing companies know just which materials to use to repair your roof the right way.

Shingles to Match Your Roof

When building a roof from scratch, customers and roofers work together to choose materials that will make your roof look great on the block. But when a roof repair is in order, it’s important to ensure you have replacement shingles that match your existing ones. Our experienced professionals can make sure you get exactly what you need.

But what should you do if you don’t know which shingles were used on your roof? A local roofer in your community can come by, inspect your roof, and reach out to suppliers to get the shingles you need for your repairs.  

Underlayment and Sealant to Fit Your Budget

If a major patch of shingles is taken off during a storm, you may also need to replace the underlayment and apply new sealant. Underlayment puts an extra layer of protection between the roof’s wood base and the outside elements. While asphalt-based underlayment is cheaper, synthetic materials provide greater protection.

Similarly, the sealant is used to fill cracks and gaps and make sure water doesn’t enter your home. Avoid the cheap patch products you see on TV. While these might keep a leak at bay for a little while, they don’t provide a permanent solution. When we perform roof repairs, we adhere to local building codes in Idaho and Washington and only use top-quality sealants.

Quality Plywood for Serious Roof Repairs

If you’ve got rotted-out sections of wood or a fallen branch has punctured your roof, then you’ll need to replace entire pieces of plywood. Plywood spans the trusses of your roof and is what actually covers your home before applying underlayment and shingles.

However, if your damage extends beyond the plywood, it might be best to replace your roof entirely. Heavy branches or fallen trees can break trusses, making the repair cost similar to that of getting a new roof. Especially if your roof is more than 15 years old, you may want to consider getting a new one instead of performing serious repairs.

Flashing and Drip Edges Feed Your Gutters

Sometimes even a good roof repair can turn into a leak again if other parts of your roof system aren’t well maintained. For example, your flashing and drip edges help guide water into your gutters and away from the interior layers of your roof. If these parts are damaged, they could be the reason you had a leak in the first place. A professional local roofer can find the right materials to replace these parts properly.

Roof repair should not be taken lightly. While you might be able to do small repairs yourself with the right materials, having a professional examine the situation is always a good idea. Contact Precision Gutters and Roofing to learn more about our services and how we can help fix your roof.