Misconceptions About Roof Leaks

Misconceptions About Roof Leaks

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roof leaks It’s July and we’re smack in the middle of Orlando’s rainy season. With rain comes roof leaks and if your home is showing signs of a leak, calling a roof repair company immediately can save you hundreds in repair costs. There are many misconceptions when it comes to roof leaks and many unlicensed companies trying to pass themselves off as Orlando roofers. Too many unscrupulous companies try to take advantage of uninformed homeowners. Over the next two blogs we’ll try to help you gain a better understanding of some general roofing issues.

The location of the roof leak can be determined by the location of the water in the home.

This is almost never a true statement. Because water follows the path of least resistance, the source of your leak can be virtually anywhere. Experienced roofers know how to look for roof leaks, find the problem, and fix the roof damage caused by the leak and the leak itself.

Replacing shingles can fix my roof leak.

Sometimes the area the roof leak stems from is quite evident, and sometimes replacing shingles does solve the problem. However, more often the issue is larger than just a shingle problem. Shingles are only one part of your roofing system. When water is getting into your home, your problem likely goes beyond just the shingles. A good Orlando roofer will replace as much of your roofing system as needed to solve the problem and prevent further issues. This should always include the felt paper and may include the roof deck too.

A handyman can fix my roofing problems.

Can and should are two very differing statements. A handyman likely can fix some roofing issues but probably shouldn’t. Only a licensed roofer has the knowledge, training, and authorization from the state to work on roofs. Many handyman services also don’t carry proper liability insurance so it’s buyer beware when choosing a handyman over a state licensed local roofer.

My roof is only a few years old so the leak has to be covered by my warranty.

A roofing warranty from the manufacturer is on the shingles themselves. Few warranties cover workmanship and most roof leaks in the early life of a roof stem from poor installation practices. This is another reason you should only choose a licensed roofer certified by the manufacturer of the product you want installed. Russ Noyes Roofing Inc is a GAF Master Elite™ roofer, which means when you choose the GAF Golden Pledge warranty, you are protected both in product and with a 25 year workmanship warranty.

Next week we’ll look at some of the common causes of roof leaks and ways to fix them. If you are in need of a roof repair company in Orlando and the surrounding communities, contact Russ Noyes Roofing at 407-388-7700. We not only provide excellent warranties but our guarantees are second to none.

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