Roof Repairs in New Jersey
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Roof Repairs from Licensed Roofing Contractors
If you've discovered a roof leak, you need to get it fixed fast, before it gets worse or causes serious damage to your home and belongings. Before you begin worrying about a full roof replacement, call Allied Roofing Solutions. We can fix small roof leaks and areas of localized damage with a long-lasting roof repair that will hold up to rain, snow, and ice with ease.
Choosing Allied Roofing Solutions for Roofing Repairs
We are a licensed and insured roofing company that is dedicated to providing top-tier customer service and quality work. Unlike other companies who may try to sell you a new roof when a repair is all you need, we are dedicated to providing affordable, yet effective solutions for our customers.
Why choose us over other New Jersey Roof repair companies?
- Fully accredited with the National Roofing Contractors Association
- Owens Corning Preferred Contractor
- Top-Rated Home Advisor Company
- A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
- Hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google and Angi
- Competitive roof repair costs
- Lifetime warranty on shingles and workmanship
- Free estimates
Comprehensive Roof Repair Service
Roof damage and leaks can occur at any time, often caused by a severe storm, falling branches, animals, or even deterioration due to age. Regardless of the cause, we will get to the source of the leak with a roof inspection, then get to work to fix the problem.
In addition to asphalt shingle repair, we also fix metal roofs, shingle roofs, and tile roofs. The most common roof leak repairs include:
Flashing are sheets of metal or plastic designed to protect the spaces where chimneys, skylights, vent pipes, or siding meet the roof. When flashing cracks or becomes worn, moisture can enter the home, but we will remove and replace the damaged material with new flashing and ensure a smooth, moisture-free seal.
Sealant is used to seal around areas of flashing, but temperature shifts, UV rays, and moisture will cause it to crack or wear away, resulting in leaks. This type of roof repair requires care to remove old sealant and apply a fresh coating to ensure proper adhesion and water resistance.
A roof boot or plumbing vent boot is a flexible metal guard that seals the area around a plumbing vent in the roof, similar to flashing. When a leak originates around the roof vent boot, it needs to be replaced. This roof repair can be difficult because the boot needs to be carefully fitted into the pipe end and adjusted to the roof pitch to ensure a proper seal.
Hail stones, fallen branches, or animals can create small holes in your roof. While these can be fixed with a roofing repair, these tend to be the most complicated types of damage, sometimes requiring re-framing to the structure of the roof itself.
Damaged or Missing Shingles
Replacing missing or damaged shingles is the most common type of roof repair, as these are the first line of defense to your roof.
Shingles need replacing due to the following causes:
- Strong winds blew off or loosened the asphalt shingles
- The outer protective layer of granules has worn away
- Animal activity
- Hail or ice dams caused cracks or breaks
While asphalt shingles are most likely to require repair, slate roofs and other types of roofing can also become damaged and need fixing.
Corrosion Between Roofing Shingles
The slit between each roofing shingle or tile is vulnerable to temperature fluctuations and heavy rain. As water runs between the tiles, it will wear away and corrode the underlying roofing materials. This type of roofing repair requires removing and replacing the affected shingles and underlayment.
DIY or Professional Roof Repairs
If you discover water stains on your ceiling and realize you have a roof leak, you may be debating between a DIY fix and a professional roof repair. Consider these reasons to work with a licensed roofing contractor instead of getting your ladder out:
- Knowledge and Experience: We know every aspect of the roof system, from knowing the right nail size and placement to seeing when underlayment needs to be replaced or the roof deck needs to be fixed. Our roofing team can quickly spot the problem and fix it with a proper, professional roofing repair.
- Insurance: Often, damage from a DIY roof repair is not covered by insurance, and fixing a bad repair can cost more than the original cost of a professional repair. Plus, our company is fully insured, protecting you from any liability.
- Unexpected Costs: When you work with a licensed roofing contractor, you'll get a free estimate and know the roof repair costs. Meanwhile, estimating the cost of a DIY job, having to buy materials and tools, and ending up with items you'll never use again can quickly increase the cost.
- Safety: Working on a roof requires a great deal of safety knowledge and caution. If you're inexperienced with being up on the roof or performing difficult work without experience in a challenging area, you could fall and be seriously injured.
Instead of trying to do roof leak repairs yourself, rely on our roofing company to make sure the job's done right.
Frequently Asked Questions about Roof Repairs
What Are Signs that My Roof May Need Repair?
Sometimes you can see signs that are obvious, but there are also times where you may not be able to see roof issues.
Look for several key signs, indicating that your roof has problems and may need to be repaired:
- Bucking and curling shingles
- Algae growth
- Damaged flashing
- Missing granules
- Missing shingles
- Mold in the attic
- Water stains inside the home on walls and ceiling
Some roof repair signs that aren’t so obvious:
- Rotting plywood
- Pipe collar cracks
- Pipe collar leaks
What Should I Do When My Roof is Leaking?
When your roof is leaking, you need to get into action quickly in mitigating any damage to the house.
Here are 7 key things to do first:
- Move things out of the way
- Contain the water in buckets, garbage cans, and towels
- Relieve water pressure by poking a hole in the ceiling in order to stop the spread of water on the ceiling
- Tarp the roof
- Take photos for insurance documentation
- Call a professional roofing company
- Schedule a roof inspection
Should I Replace Just the Shingles or the Entire Roof?
If your roof is more than 12 – 15 years old, it may be time to get your entire roof replaced. If your roof has curling shingles, missing or damaged flashing, ice dams, or you have rooms with discolored ceilings and walls, or mold, you should replace the roof. A roof is much more than a layer of shingles.
Replacing the entire roof system includes:
- Leak barrier protection
- Synthetic roof deck protection
- Starter strip shingles
- Lifetime shingles
How Do I Find Roof Leaks?
Start by looking at the part of the roof that is uphill from the evidence in the house. Look for penetrations such as plumbing and roof vents, chimneys, dormers, or anything else that protrudes from the roof. If you have access to the attic, use a flashlight to look for the evidence. There will be water stains, black marks, or mold. If you do not have attic access or have a vaulted ceiling, it will be necessary to go onto the roof for examination. In this situation, it is best to call a roofing company.
Can I Fix the Roof Myself?
Roofing is not a project that is do-it-yourself. There is a lot involved in replacing a roof and only a reputable, experienced roofing contractor should do it. Each year, many Americans die from falls off of roofs and ladders while doing repairs and regular maintenance, making it one of the most dangerous DIY projects. Additionally, attempting to do it yourself can result in nullifying the roof’s warranty, resulting in expensive repairs and replacements in the future.
What Will It Cost to Fix My Roof?
The cost to repair your roof depends on several factors. Just remember, that your home’s roof is an investment. So, going with a quick and cheap fix will probably cost you more in the long run. H
Factors regarding the cost to fix a roof:
- Pitch of the roof
- Size of the roof or the area that needs to be repaired
- Type of materials used
- What condition the roof is in
- Current market costs
- Number of single layers
- The roofing contractor
How Long Does It Take to Repair a Roof?
Every roof is different and each repair project is different in different size and requirements. The exact time needed to repair your roof is primarily dependent on the extent of the damages. Once your roofing contractor inspects the roof, determines the damage, and gives you an estimate, ask for a specific timeframe. An experienced contractor will be able to give you an accurate estimate of how long the project will take.
What Should I Do if My New Roof Leaks?
The main reason a new roof is leaking will probably be from extreme weather or impact damage (for example, hail). Call the roofing contractor immediately and have them inspect the issue thoroughly and fix the roof. Since your roof is new, it is probably protected by a warranty, so you won’t incur additional expense.
New Jersey Roof Repair Service Areas
Since 2007, Allied Roofing Solutions has proudly served much of Eastern New Jersey. In addition to roofing repair and replacement, we also install siding and gutters in the following counties: Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Somerset, Ocean, Warren, and Monmouth.
Schedule a Free Estimate on Roof Repairs in New Jersey
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