In addition to roof replacement and spot repairs, roofing companies like us are called for various reasons. In this blog, Expert Contracting shares the most common reasons behind roof service calls.
- Storm Damage — There is a high demand for roofing contractors during the first few hours after a storm passes. Storm-damaged roofs need to be attended to by a roofing contractor as soon as possible, because the longer they remain in that state, the greater the risk of further damage. The extent of the damage also needs to be properly documented by a roofing professional for insurance claims.
- Missing Roof Parts — Homeowners who find parts of their roof missing—shingles, flashing or even holes in the roof—should call a roofing contractor. A small missing piece may not look like much, but it could allow water to infiltrate the layers under the roof, which could lead to bigger damage. Homeowners who know the importance of timely roof repair call for it as soon as they find problems with their roof.
- Poor Attic Ventilation — Attic ventilation is often overlooked, yet is an important part of a roofing system. Heat and moisture tend to rise. Without proper attic ventilation, hot and moist air can get trapped in the attic and cause damage to the roofing structure, as well as the insulation. This installation error often gets noticed a long time after installation. Fortunately, insufficient insulation can be corrected after roof installation, which is yet another reason why roofing contractors receive service calls. New vents may need to be installed at the ridges, with matching soffit vents for air intake.
- Neglected Roofs — Roofs require scheduled inspections and maintenance. Homeowners who neglect their roofs often find themselves with a roof that prematurely fails, and a warranty coverage that’s no longer active. We recommend sticking to scheduled maintenance. If available, sign up for a maintenance agreement so you don’t have to deal with last-minute roofing service calls.
Expert Contracting is your leading provider of roof replacement and maintenance services. Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in West Seneca, NY, and surrounding areas.