Flat Roof Repair: Things to Consider

Posted on: March 16, 2018

If you are in need of a flat roof repair, give us a call. It is important to hire someone who repairs roofs on a regular basis and who has experience both installing and repairing flat roofs specifically. Doing so is going to increase the likelihood that the job will be done on time, on budget and effectively. Unfortunately, too many property owners view a roof repair as an easier job than it is and try to do it themselves or hire a basic handyman. This often leads to bad results and leaks. To prevent this from happening, work with an expert from the very beginning.

Repair the roof as quickly as possible

We recommend giving us a call and completing the repair as soon as possible so that additional damage is not done to the property. Once the roof begins leaking, problems can escalate relatively quickly. Water damage can get into the ceilings, the walls and even into the flooring. As these leaks continue to spread, it can lead to the growth of mold, creating an issue that is incredibly expensive to fix. It is much better to simply repair the leak right away and ensure that the property is protected from water damage.

Insurance may pay for this

Also, remember that insurance may pay for the repair. However, they will only do so if the repair is done by a licensed contractor. This is to ensure that anything the insurance pays for is done correctly and there will be no problems as a result of a poor repair job. As a roofing contractor, we work with a lot of insurance companies and understand the process of preparing a bid and coordinating with them to have the job completed.

We can come out and inspect the roof

When we visit a property, we can get to work determining where the leak is coming from and what is causing it. For example, the leak could be due to a loose seam or a hole. Identifying if there is more than one leak will also be important to ensure that once the repair is done, there is no further damage to the roof. We may also need to access the interior of the property so it is important for someone to be available to provide us with complete access.

Affordable repairs

Generally speaking, a flat roof repair is relatively affordable. The size of the repair and the materials that are required will influence our total bid amount. Still, having a professional complete the repair is more affordable than what most people anticipate.

It may be necessary to replace the roof

If the damage is extensive, completing a flat roof repair may not be as economical as simply replacing the roof. We will make that determination after completing our inspection. If a replacement is recommended, we will provide a bid for that as well.

Give us a call

To learn about the various options available for repairing or replacing your roof, call our office today. We will be happy to come out, inspect the property and provide a comprehensive bid for a flat roof repair.