Weather is one of the nuisances that can badly affect your roof. Another nuisance, especially for homes, is the surrounding area. Natural structures like trees or man-made ones like electrical or lamp posts could easily endanger the roof should natural calamities such as typhoons, floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes occur. This could lead to a leakage in the roof where water could easily infiltrate and damage rooms in the house. Your property, whether it’s furniture, your clothes, or other important things, could be Instead of waiting for this to happen to you, it’s best that you contact our roofing specialists to inspect your roof for possible leaks. Failure to do so could leave your house in disarray in the future.
Now, before you make a call to have your roof repaired you have the option to check the state of your roof. It’s best to do this with someone to hold up the ladder for you to climb. If you can’t reach your roof and you’re genuinely concerned about the condition of your roof then you should definitely have it checked. Our team can come over to make a quick inspection before giving you advice on what needs to be done.
After the initial inspection, we give our assessment to the customer and let them know what they need to do to keep their roof in mint condition. The process of repairing a roof is basically the same as roof restoration. The major difference is that restoration would take up a whole roof whereas the repair only covers certain areas of the roof.
If your roof is covered with tiles then you can use the re-bedding and re-pointing process to repair your roof. Re-bedding would require a special kind of putty or cement mortar. This is used to hold down the tiles and strengthen your roof’s resilience. So your tiles can remain strong, it’s advisable to maintain your bedding regularly. Re-pointing usually follows and completes the re-bedding and repair process. Re-pointing is the process of applying another layer of cement mortar or putty above the re-bed to increase the hold of the tiles. An alternative to the cement mortar is a flexible pointing agent. It’s important that before you apply this, you remove any old pointing that remains on the roof. If there was any pointing left, the agent would slide off after being knocked out of place. Not only does it strengthen the hold on the tiles but it is also flexible. This helps the roof endure severe weather and possibly hail-stones.
If your roof consists of a more contemporary material like metal sheets or glass then the repair process is different.
Metal roofs have to be thoroughly inspected and assessed. If there are any leaks, you can simply use a sealant to cover the holes. However, if there are large holes that can’t be fixed with a sealant then it’s wiser to replace the metal sheet. The challenge here is finding an available metal sheet identical to the one on your roof.
A glass roof would need a solution that can be glazed over the glass sheet. But you also have to consider the thickness of the glass sheet. A severe storm could damage the glass with dents, cracks, or several scratches. In this scenario, it’s also better to replace the sheet with a more durable glass material.
Roofing San Francisco is able to provide the materials such as sealants and solutions that can be used to help you repair your roof. We have several partners who supply the latest materials in the market. The price of these materials is already covered when we provide an assessment of the roof condition.