Roofing Repair Los Angeles
A home is nothing without a roof over your head, so when that roof gets damaged, it needs to be repaired as soon as possible. The reason is that a damaged roof can have a negative effect on the rest of the home. A leaking roof can cause damage to other parts of the home, which can result in repair bills that extend past the cost of repairing the roof itself.
That is why waiting too long to fix a damaged roof can send repair costs spiralling out of control. If you have a damaged roof, do not wait to get it repaired. Contact Pacific Green Homes as soon as you realize that you need a roofing repair. Los Angeles homeowners can trust that we will fix their roof as quickly as possible to prevent the accumulation of extra repair costs.
Other Problems Caused By Roof Damage
A damaged roof can cause other serious problems in the home, so if your roof is damaged, get it fixed before these other problems occur:
The moisture from a leaking roof can cause the ceiling to darken and the plaster to expand. This damage can also spread to the upper walls and even damage any ceiling fixtures, such as lights or fans, that happen to be nearby.
Mold and Mildew Build Up
Excess moisture can cause the growth of mold and mildew. They can spread past the point of the leak to other parts of the home. Mold can be hard to remove and doing so can be quite expensive. Furthermore, certain kinds of mold can be toxic, causing detrimental health effects, like congestion and asthma to the inhabitants of the home.
A leaking roof could cause the ground beneath it to become slippery because of the water dripping to the floor. This might cause slip and fall accidents that could result in injury.
If there is electrical wiring close to the leak, then the water from the leak could short out the circuit, creating sparks that could cause a fire.
The water damage from a leaking roof is harmful to the rafters, ceiling joists, and other integral structural elements of the house. This is even worse if any of those elements are made from wood since it can become weakened and rotten. The worst case scenario is that the roof collapses, necessitating expensive repairs.
What Causes Roof Damage?
The most common causes of roof damage are:
- Weather Damage – Wind, hail, and snow can all damage a roof in different ways. In the aftermath of a severe weather event, it is advisable to inspect the roof for damage.
- Poor Installation – Badly installed tiles or shingles could get loosened during even mildly inclement weather.
- Tree Limbs – Overhanging tree limbs can scrape against the roof, causing damage to the roof’s top layer. Falling tree branches could also cause damage to the roof, so nearby trees should be pruned to prevent any such damage from happening.
- Poor Maintenance – Roofs should be inspected and maintained regularly so that minor damage does not escalate to become major damage.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair
The good news is that asphalt shingle roofs are easy to repair. The bad news is that asphalt shingle roofs will eventually need repair. Over time shingles could become cracked, or their edges could become curled.
This makes them more susceptible to getting swept away by the wind, which results in missing shingles. Fortunately, these problems are easy, and relatively inexpensive, to fix by replacing the missing shingles or repairing the damaged ones.
- Average Cost – $250 – $630
Tile Roof Repair
Tile roofs rarely need repairing, but when they do, the job can be expensive. Damage to these roofs is usually caused by the tiles slipping, or by the underlayment becoming worn out. The repairs need to be done by experienced professionals because walking on the roof requires extra care to prevent the tiles from cracking.
- Average Cost – $1500
Slate Roof Repair
Slate is another durable, long-lasting material that rarely needs fixing. Smaller repairs can cost just a few hundred dollars while bigger repairs can cost several thousand dollars. In most cases, tiles will get cracked or broken, in which case repairs need to be done quickly before more tiles need fixing since the repair costs could become even more expensive.
- Average Cost – $550 – $1500
Wood Shake Roof Repair
These roofs can last for up to thirty years, but they are susceptible to problems to which other roof types are immune. These include the wood becoming cracked, damaged, rotten, or moldy; other problems include moss build up and insect damage. The main expense of a wood shake roof is maintenance, because it needs to be cleaned and chemically treated on a regular basis to preserve the wood.
- Average Cost – $500 – $1000
Do Not Wait to Repair Your Roof
If you suspect that your roof needs maintenance or repair, then you should schedule an appointment with Pacific Green Homes so that we can send someone to perform an inspection.
A leaky roof can lead to lots of other problems that require expensive repairs, so do not hesitate to get your roof repaired when it has been damaged. Even if your roof is intact, regular inspections and maintenance are necessary to keep it functioning perfectly for as long as possible.