Looking for a Roofer? You Found One!
We understand how challenging it is to face roof issues and not know where to turn. If you need roof repair in Jacksonville, FL, Prime Roofing has experienced roofing contractors and the proper tools and skills required to do the job right. Here, you’ll find a listing of what we do, information about cost, and why you should work with us. Of course, you can always contact us if you have other questions that we haven’t covered here.
For most homeowners, the idea of their possessions getting ruined is enough to have them glancing up at the ceiling every few moments during a rainstorm. It’s easy to get into the habit of fearing the rain, but you don’t have to do that.
Some people just redecorate around the leaking parts of the roof system. While we understand that this is a common temporary fix, it shouldn’t be what you do for the long-haul. The longer you leave the leak, the worse it is likely to get. We offer roof leak repair so that you no longer have to worry about your furnishings.
The first step is for us to come to your home and check the roofing system. We will look for leaky joints, such as those found around valleys or chimneys. As such, we can seal small gaps, but we can also fix larger tears/cracks by patching or adding new flashing.
If there is noticeable damage, such as a water spot, we will look for the culprit and fix it. Of course, this can take a lot of work because we might have to replace the substrate, which is beneath the asphalt or rubber. Our professionals can easily rip out parts of the substrate and add in a new one, which saves time and money. Sometimes, however, it might be necessary to replace the whole substrate or roof, depending on how significant the damage is.
Before we do any work, we will talk to you about the problems we found and help you choose the most appropriate course of action. Our team also focuses on working within your budget and making sure that everything is provided in a written quote so that there are no surprises when you receive the bill.
Types of Repairs We Perform
We understand that there are a variety of roof systems on homes throughout Jacksonville, FL. These can include slate, tile, flat, and other roofing styles. Our contractors are skilled at handling any of these options, so you don’t have to worry. When you call on us for assistance, you can rest easy knowing that we can help you.
Slate roof repair is especially challenging, and not all roofers can offer this service. In most cases, a single slate has gone missing or needs to be removed and replaced. It requires a variety of steps, such as cutting the nails that hold the damaged slate in position.
Of course, we also have to find replacement slates. As such, our network is full of partners who have the products needed, so this isn’t likely to be a problem. Plus, we offer these materials at cost, which can save you a lot of money.
When we get the slates to match your current ones, we slide it into place and use a special method of counter-sinking to ensure that the nail hole and nail sits flush.
There are also other methods of repairing slate roofing systems, so we always use our best judgment to make sure that the one we choose is right for your home and needs.
Tile roof repair is also one of our specialties. Many times, the cracks and holes can be filled using plastic roofing cement. This is our go-to method because it is cost-effective and quick. We do realize that it isn’t always possible to use this option. If not, we’ll pry up the tiles carefully and remove them. Next, we’ll match up the colors and get a suitable replacement, using roofing cement underneath to slide it in place and bond it to the substrate.
For tile roof leaks, we’ll find the leaking area, take up all the tiles around it, patch up the break with appropriate roofing cement, and then replace all of the tiles.
Flat roofs are primarily level and are common in warm climates and on older homes. They work extremely well, but it’s important to inspect them for damage and cracks. Many times, they’re made of rubber, asphalt, PVC, or other synthetic materials. In most cases, flat roof repair is quite easy to do with an adhesive patch, caulk, or bitumen.
Of course, we will always focus on your particular roof to determine the cause and find out what material was used. If you have a leak, it’s sometimes a challenge to find out where it is. Primarily, water will drip some distance away from the actual location of the hole. Our professionals have the right skills to estimate where it is, as well as the tools to do so.
The DIY Approach
We do realize that many homeowners want to save money, and it’s tempting to do roofing repairs yourself. However, it is quite dangerous to get on top of the roof using a ladder. You could fall off the ladder, twist an ankle, and more. Our professionals are skilled, so they know how to stay safe in unsafe conditions.
Along with such, you may think you’ll save money by doing things yourself. The roof repair cost can be extensive, ranging anywhere from $300 to over $1,000. It just depends on the extent of the damage.
In most cases, homeowners wait until there is significant devastation to the inside of the home, which means there is more damage to the roof. If you catch it early enough, the destruction is minor, and the bill will be less. Trying to do the work yourself might end up costing you more because it might not be done correctly.
About Prime Roofing
Prime Roofing is a roofing contractor in Jacksonville, FL. We specialize in replacing and repairing roofs on houses. Call us today at (904) 530-1446 to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.