All About Roofers Press News

roof repair new orleans

Feb 14

What are the most popular types of roof repairs?

Roofs last an average of 20 years. Roofs can be damaged by weather, overloading, or accidents.


There are many types of roof repairs

It can be difficult to determine if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired if you don't know the extent of the damage. These are the most common types of roof damage and will help you identify the need for roof repair New Orleans professionals are as soon as possible.


Repairing Shingles


Nevada's majority of roofs are made from shingles. Shingles are strong and durable, which can withstand UV rays, heavy rainfalls, and strong wind. However, they can absorb hits.


Contact your local roofing company if you see any of these signs.


  • Granule loss of piece loss - As shingles get older, they lose granules and pieces that expose the surface beneath. If you see granule-like particles in the ground on your property, it is an indicator of balding.


  • Broken shingles - Shingles can break if they have been severely damaged by severe weather. They must be replaced immediately to prevent leakage.


  • Shingles can split when they expand, then quickly compress due to temperature fluctuations.


  • The edges of shingles can curl inward or outward due to high heat or a lack of moisture. Both of these scenarios are certain to fail.


  • Certain shingles shrink due to weather changes and normal aging.


  • Shredding or curling shingles can lead to their edges lifting, which allows water to penetrate underneath.


  • Shingles in valleys weathering. Valleys are where slopes intersect. These areas are more susceptible to water damage than the rest of the roof because they are often flooded by water.


Poor installation can lead to flashing repairs


Professional roofers use roof flashing such as galvanized or zinc alloy to divert water away from chimneys, walls, and other points where the roof meets vertical planes.


Contractors may not seal the gap properly, which can cause flashing to curl or leak water. In order to save money, some contractors may use low-quality materials which can be easily broken.


Poor roofing can cause more expensive roof repairs. Always entrust maintenance and repair work to licensed professionals such as D&D Roofing or Sheet Metal. It is not recommended that you do the roofing work yourself.


Gutter cleaning and repair


Gutters can collect water and a variety of other debris such as leaves, twigs, and dead insects. They should be cleaned at least twice per year, in the spring and fall.


If you don't clean your gutters, debris can block drains and stop water from flowing freely. The gutters can become clogged with water, which can lead to roof decay. Even worse, gutters can cave in due to weight. This requires quick repairs.


How to fix a leaky roof


Leaks are often a sign of roof damage. These are easy-to-spot signs. It is possible for water to move through pipes or other roof components and cause a leak. This can make it difficult for non-experts to find the source.


No matter how small or large the leak is, it's important to consult a roofing specialist. It's impossible to tell if the darkening spot on your ceiling is caused by standing water, or if your roof is about to fall apart.


Poor ventilation needs repair.


Overheated and poorly ventilated roofs can cause blistering of shingles. When air can't move properly, humid conditions encourage the growth of mildew or mould. The roof's wooden components such as the fascia or rafters can decay and cause the structure to collapse. Poor ventilation can also lead to pest infestations.


New Orleans Roofing Expert

1948 Industrial Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058

(504) 285 7180