A LITTLE MAINTENANCE CAN GO A LONG WAY.
TAKE IT FROM THE EXPERTS – A GOOD ROOF IS THE FOUNDATION OF A GOOD HOME
Making sure your roof is sound and secure is incredibly important, yet many homeowners neglect their roofs. Like everything in your home, it requires maintenance.
If you haven’t had your roof inspected recently, we’re here to help. Maintaining your roof is a low-cost way of ensuring that your home – and your family – stay safe.
Professional contractors know how to properly inspect your roof and identify the current causes for the existing issues requiring repair, as well as recognize other problems that can lead to future roof damage.
The following offers our approach to any roof leak that may occur. We will skip the sales pitch for a new roof and just find the cause of your leak and fix it. Whether you are preparing your home for sale or just have a stain in a bedroom or bathroom ceiling, call us for a free evaluation to find the cause and eliminate the leak.
Damage to your roof may not be visible until water starts leaking into your home. When leak appears, look for the source right away. It could be a broken flashing, a missing shingle, or a misaligned gutter
Roofing materials deteriorate with age and become less effective at keeping water out. Temperature fluctuations and weather conditions may cause roofing materials to become brittle and crack over time. Exposure to direct sunlight can melt the tar that seals shingles together.
It’s important for any penetration through the roof to be sealed properly to prevent leaks. Inspect the gaskets around vent pipes for cracks or gaps and check for missing nails. Plastic vents and rubber gaskets may crack after years of exposure to the weather.
Buildup of debris such as twigs, leaves or pine needles can trap water against the roof and allow it to seep in by capillary action. It’s important to keep the roof clear to permit water to run off quickly. Trimming tree branches will aid keeping your roof free of debris.
Metal roof flashing seals roof transitions where large amounts of water run down or where absorption may occur. Flashing is placed where the roof joins a dormer, where a chimney penetrates the roof and around the edges of skylights. Flashing sections may slide out of place if nails are missing and caulk may dry and crack over time.
The ridge cap covers the gap at the peak of a roof where the two slopes meet. Over time the ridge can begin to deteriorate and cause small fissures in the roofing material.
Gutters that are clogged with leaves or other debris can slow the water flowing off the roof, giving it time to soak through. Additionally, as the gutters clog water the water can spill back to fascia board and begin rotting the wood. Ice damning can occur as well. Gutter covers can help keep gutters clear of debris to ensure that water flows freely and quickly off the roof.
Strong winds can rip shingles from the roof. However, it does not mean you need a new roof.
TRUSTED ROOF REPAIR IN PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE
Be sure to keep your roof, particularly valleys, around skylights, chimneys, etc. free from debris, as debris often collects sitting water. Be sure all gutters and drains are clear and running properly. Check all flashings & caulkings, if any, to be sure they have not deteriorated, loosened, or have any holes in them. Trim back any overhanging tree limbs. A roof cleaning and these few steps will help you get the most life out of your roof.
Our Roof Repair Customers Say…
"I was speechless"
We were glad to drop a quick note of thanks to you about the wonderful job you did renewing the look of the stucco of our house. We just did not think we would ever get rid of the dark black stains on our chimney. We left for work and when I returned I was speechless. I will not be speechless letting the neighbors know about your great services. Thanks again.
On time and truly professional.
Friendly and Professional
"Friendly and Professional"
I would recommend RCP for roof repairs. They were friendly, knowledgeable and made the entire roof repair process easy.
Saved me tons of money!
Saved me tons of money!
After one company wanted to completely tear down my roof and build a new one, I called Roof Cleaning Plus. They gave me an honest second opinion and only needed to perform a few roof repairs. By calling RCP, I saved thousands of dollars. Before you pay for a new roof, I strongly suggest you give these guys a call.
Thank you for everything and great service. I will be happy to recommend your company.