Built-Up Asphalt Roof Repairs
A built-up asphalt roofing system requires a roofing contractor to trace the area where the leak is evident on the underside of the roof deck. Once the general location of the leak has been determined, loose gravel must be swept away to find a split, crack or broken blister. Top gravel is then chipped to the base of the felts followed by an application of either roof cement and fabric or APP Modified Roofing Material. If there is a problem with flashings around curbs, penetrations, or at walls, the gravel is chipped to the base of the felts and a section of APP flashing material or cement and fabric is installed.
Smooth Surface Asphalt Roof Repairs
A smooth surface asphalt roofing system is easier to repair, because it's easier to locate the roof deficiencies and leaks. Repairs made are similar to the methods used for a built-up asphalt roofing system, minus the chipping of gravel.
EPDM, TPO, & PVC Membrane Roof Repairs
It's important that the proper materials are used when making repairs to different roofing systems. Roofing contractors wouldn't, for example, use any asphalt roofing products when repairing a TPO, PVC or EPDM roofing system. EPDM, or "rubber roof", systems require cleaning, priming, and the use of a cover strip to repair the problem. TPO and PVC roofs require cleaning and heat welding patches. A corner on a curb or penetration requires the use of an uncured flashing material and also requires cleaning, priming, and gluing.
Shingle Roof Repairs
Infilling shingles is possible provided the shingles have useful life left.
Metal Roof Repairs
Metal roofing systems are typically resilient to damage. However, there are a variety of coatings and paints that can be applied to help prolong expected lifespan.
Slate Roof Repairs
Cracked or missing slates can be removed and replaced with new slates and copper clips and fasteners.
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