Roof repair is an immediate and temporary solution to an active leak(s) or any damaged areas. Compass Roofing can refurbish all damages at “flashings” or on roof system surfaces. This includes caulking, flashing repair, minor resurfacing and penetration damage.
Typically roof leaks occur at what are called “flashing conditions”. Flashing conditions are where the roof changes directions in certain sections such as air conditioning units, exhaust vents, skylights or walls. In fact, 90% of all roof leaks originate from flashing conditions.
Here at Compass Roofing, we are committed to saving roofs versus replacing roofs. Roof repair is a more economical and immediate solution to a leaky roof. If the roof is in fair to good condition, we focus on repairing flashing conditions. Our repairs are quick and affordable and won’t disturbing your business. Our trained personnel and the latest software technology, your expectations for using Compass Roofing should include the following:
- Highest level of service available
- Very quick response times
- Professional repairs on all roof types
- Fewer call backs
- Before / after pictures of all repairs
We feel that your building is an important place for you, so Compass Roofing will always complete all of our repairs using the highest quality materials and the best trained personnel to do the job. And though we’d love to see you again in the future, we do everything in our power to make sure you don’t need to call us again for repairs any time soon.
When bad weather occurs, it might be time to think about the necessary roof repairs you have been putting off. There’s no denying that roof repairs maybe costly, but if roof repairs are being put off, those problems will get larger, leaving you a much costlier mess. Not only will you end up spending more money, but everyone inside can be in potential danger due to a roof system or substrate that isn’t stable, resistant to rain or impervious to wind. Fixing your roof right away can avoid the possibility of deteriorated decking, mold and mildew, falling and cracking ceilings, or even a roof collapse.
Finding the right roofing company is the first step for any of your roofing needs. Most roofing companies offer fast and cheap roofing services, but they may not be able to necessarily fix the problem. There are many things to consider if you are going to find a roof repair company you can trust. There may be a slight more cost to work with a reputable firm like Compass Roofing, but our more experienced, better customer service and skilled repair contractors that stand behind our work. We also offer warranties that is a fraction of the cost of replacing a whole new system.
Is Your Roof System Repaired Covered by Insurance?
Roof repairs in some cases, can be covered by your property insurance policy. Before you contact any roofing company, contact your insurance agency and explain the problem to them first. Your insurance agent can direct you as to what your policy offers in terms of roof repairs and replacements. Whether the cost to repair or replace a roof is coming out of your pocket or theirs, you will need to get a few estimates to compare. Estimates and proposals should be similar in scope and price, so if one sounds too good to be true, most likely it is.
Do you have a protection plan for your roof and other areas of your building during a natural disaster? You need to be prepared for extreme storms, strong winds, rain, tornadoes, hail and fires. These factors can cause severe exterior and interior damage.
How to Tell If Your Roof Needs Repairs or Replacement
Mold or stained ceiling tiles
Water damage in the interior areas
Storms and other weather events may cause roof damage, but there are some roof systems that are old and may need to be replaced entirely. Many times, when the roof system is in need of repair, so is the rest of the roof; you may need a building inspection to find all issues.
Emergency Roof Repairs
Emergency / responsive roof repairs are in direct response to a leak and are meant to relieve an immediate problem. This could include targeted patchwork in the field or flashing membranes, repairs at holes or splits, or storm damage.
Temporary Roof Repairs
Temporary repairs are designed to extend the life of the roof for a relatively short period of time while a more comprehensive roof management program can be developed. Repairing wind scouring or other surfacing loss, re-sealing gas pipes or electrical conduit feeds for HVAC equipment, or repairs to damaged or missing sheet metal are some typical examples of temporary repairs.
Preemptive Maintenance / Permanent Repairs
These types of repairs are intended to extend the remaining life of the roof. Scheduled cleanings and inspections, a variety of roof maintenance products, coatings and techniques can be used to allow the existing roofing system to achieve its maximum expected service life. Replacing flashings at roof drains and other critical roof penetrations, adding saddles or auxiliary roof drains to alleviate “ponding” water, removing abandoned rooftop equipment or applying a new surface coating are examples of preemptive roof repairs that will provide years of effective additional service life at a fraction of the cost of a new roof.
Storm Damage Repair
With the storm season upon us, it is critical that building owners and facility managers protect their investments. It is common practice for roofing companies to look only for fractures on the surface of the roof. These roofing contractors don’t realize often the impact of hail creates stress on the bottom side of the roof, compromising the properties of the roofing material. In a period of time ranging from months to years, these roof problems can work their way to the surface of the roof. Then moisture, condensation, and water find their way to the underlying insulation, destroying the material and sometimes the substrate itself. It’s at this point when the leaks finally become visible concern. By the time the problem is recognized, the hail storm is long forgotten and what was an insured claim, is now money right out of the building owner’s pocket.
Hail damage is hard to recognize and semi-annual inspections tend to focus on flashings, seams, and edges where leaks normally appear. Far too often, hail damage is not discovered in this process and costly repair bills follow. Building owners should contract only experienced roof inspectors to ensure any insured damage is found.
Rest Easy, We’ve got you covered
So whether your problem is hail, strong winds, heavy rain or tornadoes, Compass Roofing has you covered. We are committed to providing quality roofing services with highly skilled and trained crews of highly skilled along with OSHA approved fall protection.