Top Ten Roof Repairs

The Top 10 Most Common Roof Problems
Top 10 Most Common Roof Problems
August 22, 2014
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Top Ten Roof Repairs

Roof Repair – Top 10 Most Common Roof Repairs

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With over 20 years inspecting and troubleshooting roof Issues, we felt it might be helpful to share our observations, we feel by starting with #1 as being the greatest cause for repair calls, this may bring some perspective to the issue of these terrable, relatively newer type pipe flashings, that have for the most part, taken the place of the good old fashioned and apparently eternally lasting Lead Pipe Boot, that seemes to be slowly being fazed out, we feel the progression 1-10 is for the most part accurate, however may vary in your state or area.

#1 – Dry Rot to Rubber Seal Insert in Plastic or Metal PVC Pipe Boot Flashings.

#2 – Missing Shingles – Related To Wind Or Storm Damage.

#3 – Slipping Shingles – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation or Poor Nailing Technique.

#4 – Damaged Shingles – Related To Tree Limbs Rubbing Against The Shingles.

#5 – Chimney ReFlashing – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation And Or Wear & Tear/Old Age.

#6 – Malfunctioning Ventilation Such As Turbine Vents, Power Vents & Unsealed Stove Pipe Base Cones & Collars – Due To Wear & Tear/Old Age & Poor Workmanship/Installation.

#7 – Porch Roof Leaks – Due To Poor Workmanship/Installation At The Transition Where The Porch Meets The House, Or Due To The Incorrect Use Of Shingles On A Roof With A Pitch/Slope Less Than 3″ Up For Every 12″ Out (3/12 or 3:12).

#8 – Roof Leaks At Headwall & Sidewall Flashings – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation Or Insufficient Roof Drainage/Lack Of Gutters, Resulting In Overwhelming Amounts Of Water Falling Off An Upper Roof On To A Lower Roof & Causing The Flashings To Be Overwhelmed By Water.

#9 – Leaky Skylights – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation, Seal Damage, Due To Wear & Tear/Old Age Or Cracking To Glass Or Plastic Domes Caused By Hail, Age Or Other Falling Debris Such As From Tree ‘s.

#10 – Critter Damage – Due To Wild Life Attempting To Seek Refuge From The Elements Via The Roof, Usually When Roof Access Is Not Limited By Proper Cultivation Of Nearby Vegetation, Such As Tree’s.

Roof Repair – Old vs New PVC Pipe Boots Flashing Methods

Flasing a Pipe the Right Way!

#1 – Dry Rot to the Rubber Seal Insert in a Plastic or Metal PVC Pipe Boot Flashings.
Roof Repair - Old vs New PVC Pipe Boots

Roof Repair – Missing Shingles

Caused by Wind or Storm Damage

#2 – Missing Shingles – Related To Wind Or Storm Damage.
Roof Repair - Missing Shingles Caused by Wind Damage

Roof Repair – Slipping Shingles

Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation or Poor Nailing Technique

#3 – Slipping Shingles – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation or Poor Nailing Technique.
Roof Repair - Slipping Shingles

Roof Repair – Tree Rubbing Damage

Caused by Tree Limbs Rubbing against the Shingles.

#4 – Damaged Shingles – Related To Tree Limbs Rubbing Against The Shingles.
Roof Repair - Tree Rubbing Damage

Roof Repair – Malfunctioning or Deteriorated Chimney Flashing

Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation And Or Wear & Tear/Old Age.

#5 – Chimney ReFlashing – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation And Or Wear & Tear/Old Age.
Roof Repair - Problematic Chimney Flashing

Roof Repair – Malfunctioning Ventilation

Turbine Vents, Power Vents & Unsealed Stove Pipe Base Cones & Collars

#6 – Malfunctioning Ventilation Such As Turbine Vents, Power Vents & Unsealed Stove Pipe Base Cones & Collars – Due To Wear & Tear/Old Age & Poor Workmanship/Installation.
Roof Repair - Malfunctioning Ventilation

Roof Repair – Improper Materials Used on a Low Sloped Roof

Shingles applied to a Low Sloped Roof instead of Modified Bitumen or other Roll Roofing Products

#7 – Porch Roof Leaks – Due To Poor Workmanship/Installation At The Transition Where The Porch Meets The House, Or Due To The Incorrect Use Of Shingles On A Roof With A Pitch/Slope Less Than 3″ Up For Every 12″ Out (3/12 or 3:12).
Roof Repair - Low Sloped Roofs

Roof Repair – Roof Leaks at Headwall & Sidewall Flashings

Insufficient Roof Drainage/Lack Of Gutters, Causing The Flashings To Be Overwhelmed By Water.

#8 – Roof Leaks At Headwall & Sidewall Flashings – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation Or Insufficient Roof Drainage/Lack Of Gutters, Resulting In Overwhelming Amounts Of Water Falling Off An Upper Roof On To A Lower Roof & Causing The Flashings To Be Overwhelmed By Water.
Roof Repair - Roof Leaks At Headwall & Sidewall Flashings

Roof Repair – Leaky Skylight

Poor Workmanship/Installation, Seal Damage, Due To Wear & Tear/Old Age Or Cracking To Glass Or Plastic Domes Caused By Hail, Age Or Other Falling Debris Such As From Tree ‘s.

#9 – Leaky Skylights – Related To Poor Workmanship/Installation, Seal Damage, Due To Wear & Tear/Old Age Or Cracking To Glass Or Plastic Domes Caused By Hail, Age Or Other Falling Debris Such As From Tree ‘s.
Roof Repair - Leaky Skylight

Roof Repair – Critter Damage

Due To Wild Life Attempting To Seek Refuge From The Elements Via The Roof, Usually When Roof Access Is Not Limited By Proper Cultivation Of Nearby Vegetation, Such As Tree’s.

#10 – Critter Damage – Due To Wild Life Attempting To Seek Refuge From The Elements Via The Roof, Usually When Roof Access Is Not Limited By Proper Cultivation Of Nearby Vegetation, Such As Tree’s.
Roof Repair - Critter Damage

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