The national average roof repair cost is approximately $700.

It is critical to have a professional roofer inspect and maintain your roof every 3 to 5 years.

Roof Repair by Ideal Roofing and Exteriors

Maintaining a sound roof is literally at the top of the list of crucial home repairs. Your roof is your home’s defense against the weather and keeping you and your family warm and dry. If you notice any damage or signs of wear call Ideal Roofing and Exteriors immediately. A quick roof repair will keep water from seeping under the shingles and rotting the wood sheathing beneath, possibly saving you the unexpected expense of a roof replacement which could cost hundreds of dollars. If your roof is more than 15 years old and most of the shingles are damaged or badly worn, it’s time to replace it.

If you have water stains that extend across your ceilings or are running down your walls, the source is probably a roof leak. Most roof leaks are similar in nature and are caused by the same types of problems.

These include:

If you notice any of these signs, you should call Ideal Roofing and Exteriors – your roof repair specialist – immediately to get the problem fixed.

Leaks due to weather or improper installation can be difficult to locate and repair.

Roof leaks during extended periods of cold weather, or during storms in the summer, are certainly due to poor flashing. Soffits that intersect on a roof are difficult to waterproof, leaving an area susceptible to leaks. The solution begins with good flashing since this should stop leaks from rainfall and might stop the leaks from ice dams as well. An ice dam occurs when snow melts and the water freezes when it hits the colder edges of your roof. Eventually, water pools behind the dam and works its way back up under the shingles and under the soffit until it finds an opening through the roof. Depending on how the roof sections join, the cause could be sliding metal step flashing behind the fascia board (the trim behind the gutter) or the valley flashing, which is laid over the joint where the two roof sections meet and should overlap the step flashing by at least 2 inches.