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Roofers Mount Airy NC

Roof leaking repairs can’t be ignored. Weathering, wind damage and improper roof design may cause problems that need to be fixed right away. Here you will learn what to do about leaking roofs, as well as get access to the experienced roofing contractors in Mount Airy, NC listed below that can take care of any problems including emergency roof repairs.

Water Tight Seamless
(336) 719-6573
853 Maple Grove Church Road
Mount Airy, NC

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The GutterShutter Company
(704) 461-0600
9311-J Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC
Services
Specializing in the design and installation of “Clog-Free” gutter systems.
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; rated Best of Charlotte.

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Capital City Roofing
(919) 366-1850
601 Cook Street
Wendell, NC

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Exterior Specialists
(704) 607-4655
6150-B Old Pineville Road
Charlotte, NC

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Baker Roofing Company
(919) 828-2975
517 Mercury Street
Raleigh, NC

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Cain Siding and Roofing
(336) 419-1018
3823 Yanceyville St
Greensboro, NC
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Services
Insurance Approved, Residential Roofing, Roofing

Jae And Company
(704) 426-9852
8718 Kenneth Oren Dr
Charotte, NC

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Living Roofs, Inc.
828-252-4449
17 Chiles Avenue
Asheville, NC
 
H & S Roofing Company, Inc.
(704) 276-6432
506 West Summit Avenue
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom and standard gutters and downspouts; leaf-proof gutter covers and screens; gutter and roof cleaning; residential replacement and new installation of: 3-tab and architectural style shingles, slate, tile, metal, cedar, and flat roof; roof leak repairs; emergency leak repairs and tarping; skylight and sun tunnel installation and repairs; custom made chimney caps/spark arresters; chimney crown sealing; soffit vents; power fans; ridge vent installation; fascia and plywood damage repairs; drip
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; American Subcontractors Association; Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association.

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Raleigh Nc Home Renovation - Aluminum Company Of North Carolina
(919) 620-8500
1335 Hamlin Road
Durham, NC

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QUESTION: During a recent trip to my attic, I found evidence that I have a leak in my roof. Can I fix a leaking asphalt roof myself?

ANSWER:With a little time and patience, most roof leaks can be tracked down and patched. The first step is assessing the entire roof before you begin patching. A roof truly in need of re-shingling will thwart most attempts at patch jobs. Typically, asphalt roof shingles at the end of their lives will curl up and/or bubble. Also, the granules on a defunct shingle's surface will be nearly gone, and pieces of shingle or entire shingles will be missing. In a case like that, it's best to re-shingle the entire roof. However, if your roof shingles are in decent shape, remember that roof leaks don't always end in the attic at the spot where they begin on the exterior roof's surface. Sometimes a leak begins 10 or 12 feet from where it ends.

Still, the most notorious locations for roof leaks are around a chimney, in dormer and gable valleys, and in corners where a sloping roof abuts a vertical wall. At the chimney, leaks often originate where the sheets of lead flashing that come out of the chimney meet the roof. These sheets fold down the side of the chimney and are woven under the nearby shingles. In between the individual layers of lead flashing, water often penetrates and works its way under the roof material.

The best solution here is pumping plastic roof cement (a tar-like substance) in between the layers of flashing. Plastic roof cement can be purchased in tubes sized for an ordinary caulking gun, which is the most convenient tool for applying the goop without a lot of mess. In roof valleys, the search for a leak source and the proper fix is a bit trickier. Most valley leaks don't show up until the roof carries a snow load or debris in the valley stacks up deep enough to hold water.

If the leak appears when these conditions are in place, then it's time to tear up at least one set of valley shingles and see what's underneath. At the very least, there should be extra layers of roofing felt under the valley shingles. Better yet, metal flashing or bituminous roofing underlayment should be under the shingles. But most often, there's no extra waterproofing in the valley, and that's why you have the leak in the first place. When replacing small areas of asphalt shingles, try to work during warm (70° F or so) and overcast days. This makes removing the bad shingles easier and results in less damage to the good shingles nearby. Gently roll back the good shingles and remove both the underlying nails and bad shingles as you go, working from the top of the valley down. Remove shingles at least three feet away from the valley. Before installing new shingles, be sure you have proper flashing or the bituminous ice and water shield firmly in the valley.

This same approach is used when leaks are located near the point at which a vertical wall meets a sloping roof. The only difference is some wall siding must be removed to install new flashing or a water shield both on the roof surface and at least 18 inches up the abutting wall.

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