How to Fix a Leaking Roof

A leaky roof may be one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. Stay aware of potential roof issues by watching for signs of leaking, such as water stains on interior ceilings and walls. When you notice these stains, it is important to move fast to stop roof leaks before they become serious and cause extensive damage. At RoofClaim.com, we offer inspection service to help you find a quick fix for leaking roof problems.

Fix Roof Leak Problems Quickly

It may be tempting to ignore a leaky roof, thinking that the water stains appear small and insignificant. However, it is best to track down and stop roof leaks as quickly as possible. Even a small leak can cause extensive damage. You might be dealing with framing and sheathing decay, destroyed insulation, damaged ceilings and drywall, and mold within a short time if you do not fix roof leak problems quickly. The best way to fix roof leaks is to respond quickly to determine where and why the water is getting through the roof barrier and then to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

How to Fix a Leaking Roof

The first step to fixing a leaky roof is to determine where the leak originates. From outside, look at your roof above the point where you see stains inside. Look for roof penetrations that could be the reason for the leak. Common roof penetrations include chimneys, dormers, and roof vents. These points are often where water can get through a roof. If you have attic access, go up to the attic with a flashlight and look at the underside of the roof above where you see water stains on the ceiling below. Once you find the source of the leak, if it is small, you might be able to fix it yourself. You might need to reapply caulk around adjoining surfaces on the roof. Sometimes siding needs to be replaced above step flashing to enhance the barrier. Step flashing at roof intersections might also rust or come loose, allowing water to run behind it. In this case, you will need to remove shingles around the step flashing, replace the flashing, and put the shingles back in place.

Roof Leak Repair Service

If your roof leak is more extensive and you do not feel qualified to resolve it yourself, contact Roofclaim.com for help with roof leak repair service. We are a roof repair company network, specializing in matching homeowners with qualified contractors. We take all the effort out of the process of finding a reputable contractor. The process starts with a roof inspection, which can either be performed via satellite imagery or live drone.   If you have questions or would like to request more information, contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Home Warranty Roof Coverage Explained

home warranty is a contract with a company that will cover repairs and replacements of the systems and appliances in your home over a period of time. If something happens to the parts of your home that are covered under your warranty, it’s up to the company with the warranty to either pay for you to get it repaired or pay for a replacement.

It may not be easy to find a home warranty that covers roof repairs, but if you do, it can be beneficial in case your roof springs a leak. Whatever your warranty doesn’t cover, your insurance carrier might cover, depending on the circumstances. It’s important to be aware of what a home warranty does and doesn’t cover before you find yourself in a bind.

Does a Home Warranty Cover Roof Replacement?

You won’t find a home warranty with roof coverage for a full replacement. The most a home warranty will do for your roof is patch up leaks. But it may not cover all parts of your roof, it doesn’t cover the damage from the leak, and it may not cover every style of roof.

Typically, warranties only cover the parts of your house that homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover, such as home systems like heating, ductwork, plumbing, and electrical as well as appliances. Warranty companies for your home will set limits on how much is paid out for diagnosis, repair, or replacement, and the limit depends on the item.

How to Get Your Roof Repaired or Replaced

Fortunately, while a home warranty including roof replacement isn’t likely, your home insurance can cover roof damage, especially if it’s brought on by severe weather. At RoofClaim.com, we can perform a drone-assisted inspection to detail the damage and the work that’s needed.  We’ll match you with an expert contractor in your area who’s perfect for the job. With RoofClaim.com, replacing or repairing your roof is simple and hassle-free!

What’s Better Than a Home Warranty for Roof Replacement? A Million-Dollar Guarantee

When you trust RoofClaim.com to handle your roof repair or replacement, you’ll get peace of mind that goes far beyond a home warranty for roof coverage. Not only will you get a two-year labor warranty and the manufacturer’s warranty on the materials used for your roof replacement project, but you’ll get our Million-Dollar Guarantee: Every project completed through RoofClaim.com is guaranteed for up to a million dollars! That’s much more than you can expect from any home warranty that covers roof repairs. We stand behind the work of our nationwide network of vetted contractors, so you can rest assured that your roofing project will be done properly from start to finish.

Make Your Roofing Project Easier With RoofClaim.com

If you have questions about how our team can help you if you are struggling with understanding your home warranty for roof repair work. Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Roof Maintenance and Repair Recommendations

Your roof is an important barrier to the naturally occurring elements outside., keeping your home and family safe all year round. It’s important to keep your roof clean and perform regular roof maintenance and repair to keep it strong and safe for years to come. You can certainly call in a professional to handle roof preventative maintenance for you, but some of these tasks are things you may be able to handle on your own. For the rest, RoofClaim.com can match you with expert roof maintenance contractors in your area who can help keep your roof in great shape.

Roof Preventative Maintenance Tasks

Roof repair and maintenance consists of a variety of jobs, and quite a few of these don’t even require you to get up on the roof! When performing maintenance, a good first step is checking the inside of your home for damage. If you see signs of stains or mold, these are indicators that some parts of your roof may not be in good shape and it’s started to affect the interior of your home.

On the outside of your home, try to do the following at least twice a year:

  • Clean out your gutters. When they get clogged with leaves, water can pool on your roof, which can lead to rotting, and in the winter, your roof could be vulnerable to damage from ice dams.
  • Trim the trees around your home so that if a severe storm knocks the branches down, they will not hit your roof and cause unnecessary damage.
  • Stand on the ground and look up at your roof. If you notice areas of your roof where there are broken or cPOSTing shingles or even missing ones, it’s important to get that under control before it leads to serious leaks in your home.
  • Reseal and caulk the parts of your roof that are particularly vulnerable, such as chimneys, vents, pipes, and skylights. Resealing them can help to prevent leaks in these areas.

When to Get a Roof Inspection

Even with regular roof repair and maintenance, it’s always a good idea to call an inspector to come by to perform a routine roof inspection. Fall and spring are the best times to get an inspection: In the fall, you can be sure to take care of small problems before winter creates the need for more expensive repairs, and in the spring, the rough winter weather is over, with so an inspector can spot any winter damage before it gets worse. No matter what time of year you choose to have an inspection done, though, RoofClaim.com can make it as convenient as possible, thanks to our drone-powered inspections. You won’t even need to be home to get a full report on your roof’s condition!

Let RoofClaim.com’s Network of Roof Maintenance Contractors Help You

If you need professional roof maintenance, RoofClaim.com can help. Our nationwide team of experts is skilled in a variety of roofing procedures, and after you set up a convenient inspection of your residential or commercial property, we’ll use our AI-powered technology to match you with a skilled local contractor in our nationwide network who can take care of your needs.

If you have questions about how our team can help you with roofing and maintenance tasks. Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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How Hail Damages Your Roof

Every year, hailstorms cause billions of dollars of property damage. Since hail can range in size from pea-sized to softball-shaped, it has the ability to cause real damage to residential and commercial properties, and in some cases after hail damage, a roof replacement could become an unfortunate necessity.

Sometimes, it can be easy to see the damage, but homeowners aren’t always aware of what hail has done to their roof because it can’t always be seen from the ground. Unfortunately, even if it can’t be seen easily, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist and when your roof is an important barrier to the elements, not getting a hail damage roof inspection creates a risk of roof damage going unnoticed until it’s too late.

What is Hail? How Does it Cause Roof Damage?

Hail is formed when drops of water are carried up by thunderstorm updrafts and subjected to cold areas of the atmosphere where they freeze. In some cases, these hailstones grow when they collide with other droplets that end up freezing on the hails’ surface. When they’re single droplets, they are less likely to cause damage but when it collides with other droplets and grows, that can change. In some climates the hail can end up growing several inches and when a softball size hunk of frozen water lands on a large barrier, like a roof over and over again, then damage is an unfortunate likelihood.

Luckily, since it is a force of nature, if your home suffers from hail damage, a roof insurance claim isn’t too difficult to obtain and once you have that claim, a contractor can help repair the damage.

Signs of Hail Damage

When you are trying to assess the hail damage, roof repair inspections conducted from the ground can be a tricky endeavor. We have compiled a few telltale signs that you may need to file a hail damage roof insurance claim.

  • Dented gutters and downspouts, especially if the roof has significant hail damage.
  • Damage to the siding and windowsills as well as damage to any other exposed metal surfaces even if it looks like a faint ding.
  • Damage to outdoor items such as air conditioners and decks.

If you get up on the roof, you’ll find more obvious signs of hail impact such as:

  • Dented chimney covers.
  • Surface granules on shingles are knocked off. This one can be hard to spot sometimes without an inspection, but it’s an important thing to notice because it requires a lot of force to knock granules off a shingle and it can create a leak over time.
  • On wooden shingles, hail damage presents itself when the shingle is cracked or split down the middle.
  • Clay and slate roofs will crack, or there will be gouges if they are severely affected by hail.
  • Metal roofs are the easiest roof type to spot damage because you will be able to see clear dents and white residue leftover from the storm.

Let RoofClaim.com Match You to Hail Damage Roofing Contractors

If your roof suffered from hail damage, a roof repair or replacement isn’t as difficult as you think it may be. When you contact our team, we will help you communicate your hail damage with your insurance adjuster and schedule an easy and convenient inspection to assess your roof. Once we know the extent of the damage, we’ll match you to one of the nationwide contractors in our network to do the repair. We strive to make sure that your work is done by a business that is local to you, that way your service is handled by somebody who understands what kind of wear and tear you’ll be dealing with.

Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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