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Increase the Value of Your Home and Protect Your Loved Ones with a Roof Repair
Roofing in Longwood is a large investment for a homeowner, so it is imperative you hire a trustworthy roofing company that will provide you with reliable and affordable services.
Revolution Contractors repair crews have been repairing roofs for years in Longwood, and we can provide you with the advice you need to select the perfect material to protect your home.
You should consider installing a new roof if you notice:
- Sagging or Irregular Shingles
- Asphalt Granules in your Gutter
- Cracked, Curled or Misshapen Shingles
- Evidence of Leaks or Moisture
- Wind/Hail Storm Damage
Why Choose Revolution Roofers?
Thinking about having a new roof installed? You can rest at ease when you retain the services of Revolution Contractors. Our roofers are licensed and insured. Additionally, we have more than 15 years of experience in the roofing industry.
Whether you are building a new home or wish to replace an older existing roof, we are prepared to educate you about all of your options. With us, there are no hidden charges or additional costs—just upfront answers and a total commitment to your 100% satisfaction. For a free roof inspection and estimate call us today at 407-755-2126!
Local Longwood Roofers – Repairing Your Leaks!
Keeping Your Home Safe Year-Round!
Whether your roof is currently leaking or you have noticed damaged to your shingles, tiles, or flat roof, it is probably time to get your roof repaired. By scheduling a roofing repair early on, you can avoid the larger cost of a roof replacement.
Wind, hail or recent heavy rainfall can result in a damaged roof that needs time-efficient repairs or total replacement. We are experts when it comes to determining if your damaged roof will qualify for an insurance claim for full replacement, if it is just normal wear and tear, or if it’s just a simple repair.
If you think you might need to schedule for roof repairs, or just want an honest opinion and roof inspection from an expert, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 407-755-2126 today!
a Quality Roof Important?
Let’s be honest, installing a new roof can be time-consuming and expensive. This leads some people to wait until the problems with having a damaged roof become substantial, while others may fix known roof damage quickly. It is beneficial to understand why having a quality roof is important when investing your time and money. Below are some key reasons why a quality roof is important.
Prevent a Possible Roof Leak
A roof is vital to the structural integrity of your home due to its job of keeping out the elements. If your roof is damaged and leaking water or unable to keep moisture out of your home then mold can appear as well as create other water-related complications.
The rafters of the home, the ceilings, and floors may no longer be structurally sound due to moisture and water damage. Often times when there are small, unknown leaks, the damage may be severe and require extensive work to correct when finally discovered.
If your roof is not up to par or damaged in some way you can expect to pay higher energy costs. Cool air will escape when cooling your home in the summer and the hot air when heating your home in the winter. A damaged or low-quality roof will not keep your home as insulated as it is intended too. This ends up costing you more money every month with
Higher Property Value
Many people tend to pay attention to the age and wear of the roof when buying homes. Even if you are not selling your home adding or having a quality roof is an investment into the value of your home. Having a quality roof increases the curb appeal of your home. This, in turn, increases the value of your home.
Having a quality roof ensures you are protecting your housing investment from the elements and the damage they may cause. It helps to increase your property’s value and keeps your home looking beautiful.
5 Tips For Better Roof Maintenance for Longwood Homes
To get the most out of your roof, maintenance is key. You put a lot of energy into picking the right contractor and spent time and money on getting that new roof so taking care of it is important to get the most out of your investment.
Maintenance gives your roof a longer lifespan and helps you catch any damage before it becomes a major problem. The following are some great tips to help keep your roof looking great and working efficiently.
Remove Debris from Roof and Gutters
It’s important to remove any debris that collects on your roof as well as in your gutters. Debris on your roof can cause algae to begin to grow. If your gutters are full of debris water can accumulate causing water damage on your roof that eventually leaks into your home.
Making sure water is flowing properly and not pooling in areas will help decrease the possibility of water damage, and mold or algae growth. This includes the removal of snow or ice as they can cause damage to your roof as well.
Remove Moss or Mold
If you do have mold or moss growth, removing this will help your roof last longer and look better. You can use a moss or mold remover spray on the area and then brush the mold/moss off of your shingles using a soft brush. Using a power washer is not advised when washing shingles as this could wash away the granules on the shingles causing damage.
Inspect Shingles for Damage or Cracks
If you find cracked or damaged shingles or other areas on the roof it is best to replace these quickly to help prevent any leaks and future water damage. If there is sealant that is damaged or needs to be replaced, doing so will also extend the life of your roof. Don’t forget to check the valleys of your roof as this is where water often runs to and where many leaks begin.
Inspect Metal Areas and Chimneys
Make sure areas around any metal or chimneys are correctly sealed to prevent water leaking. This may mean replacing roof boots, any caulking, or mortar that may be cracked or damaged. If there is rust on any metal it is best to remove the rust to prevent any further damage.
Look for Signs of Dry Rot
If you do not have proper ventilation on your roof, dry rot can occur. This is not due to water but rather the lack of airflow. This can cause sagging in your roof that will damage not only your shingles but possibly the plywood underneath as well. Having proper ventilation will help maintain your roof and give some protection from dry rot.
Installing a Drip Edge
A drip edge is a roofing component made of metal flashing, projecting outwards to direct the dripping water away, particularly on roof shingles, and secure all underlying building parts. A drip edge should be at least Gauge 36 or heavier, either made of aluminum or galvanized sheets. The installation tools required are tin smiths, a stapler, and a durable hammer.
As a general rule, the lower roof edge should extend at least 3/4 inch beyond the fascia board, so rainwater will run off straight to the gutter. If you make it too short, excess water will drip beyond the gutter, which can possibly cause stained fascia board and rotted roof.
Before you start, prepare the necessary materials including heavy duty staples, roofing nails, ice/water shield, roofing cement, roofing felt and your preferred drip edge material. Here are the steps for installing a drip edge.
- Install the roof drip edge in line with your eaves. Install an underlayment (roofing felt or ice/water shield) before fixing the drip edge along the end of the gable roof. Covering the underlayment material with drip edge will keep the rainwater under the roofing shingles from running over the underlayment down to the gutter. The drip edge also secures the roofing felt from getting blown off before installing the shingles.
- Make sure to extend the outer edge of the drip edge over the gutter, or you may pull it out slightly from under the roofing shingles.
- Use a roofing cement (regardless of brand) to secure the drip edge in place. Apply the roofing cement on top of the drip edge before pressing it down on the roof.
- Secure the ends with roofing nails to make sure it can withstand strong winds.
Roof Flashing Installation
Roof flashing is a critical roofing component that protects the edges, joints, and other seams from heavy drips of rainwater. It provides valuable moisture protection between the building components and roofing surface, securing the gaps effectively.
It’s also critical to install flashing on a firewall, like in the cases of duplex or townhouse units where they share the same wall. You can also install flashing on chimneys, canopies, skylights, aluminum cladding, vents, and other covering applications.
The locations above are susceptible to debris and moisture damage brought by full exposure to sunlight, wind, and other environmental elements. Roof leaks coming from different building joints are inevitable, and flashing repairs are necessary to prevent further damage in your home interiors. Once you encounter a water leak anywhere at home, repair your damaged or defective flashing as soon as possible.
Flashing is strictly required on pivotal areas where two separate roof sections meet or overlap. Your home is at risk of water damage if the flashing is incorrectly installed. Repairing the roof flashing can save you thousands of dollars while protecting your possessions at home.
Roof flashing should be installed professionally since you won’t notice the water damage until it becomes visible. Otherwise, you will encounter the following problems:
1. Roof Truss Damages
Since roof trusses are prone to rust and corrosion, they should be secured from water leaks and other potential damages from broken roof tiles.
2. Mold Formation
A small amount of moisture can escalate the process of mold growth anywhere from roof trusses down to the ceiling. Maintain a regular inspection at least every three months to prevent the worse scenario where you need to replace the entire section of the ceiling.
3. Random Roof Leaks
Water will always find its way out, so you need to inspect your roof flashing regularly. Roof flashing will be the first to fail before the roofing material due to the presence of accumulated water and debris.
Consider all buying options first, such as, waterproofing capacity, installation method, and cost before selecting the type of flashing you will need. This can be a simple DIY project, but you may also consider roofing professionals to ensure that your home is fully protected.