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Roof Repair

Roof to wall & corner flashings

Challenge

Most leaks occur at flashings. As you can imagine, water hitting the side of a wall will find one small area to leak into. We find these leaks in the step flashing, counter flashing, corner flashing or the siding itself....

Solution

Here is an example of detailed work. This is a new roof being installed in Liberty Township Ohio.
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Roof Decking

Challenge

A client’s roof has been slowly leaking around their chimney. It is very important to remove all of the old roofing materials before installing a new roof. For a long time, it was common practice to install a new roof...

Solution

We removed all of the old roofing materials before installing the new roof. This job required re-nailing loose wood & replacing the bad or rotted wood for a solid foundation before new roof installation. Their chimney leaks are a thing...
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Chimney has been slowly leaking
wood rot
ice damming rot
wood rot

New roof & Soffit Ventilation

Challenge

Older houses with intake ventilation.

Solution

When installing a new roof, it is extremely important to make sure the attic is ventilated. Older houses are challenging due to narrow soffits, insulation covering to soffits, cathedral ceilings etc. This particular house has very narrow soffits so when...
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New roof replacement in Terrace Park with soffit vents added.
Removal of plywood.
Narrow Soffits.

My Roof Leaks By a Wall

Challenge

Leaks arising where a wall meets shingles. This is one common reason why a roof leaks at a wall. This is typically the result of a “Storm Chaser” type of company or rookie, untrained subcontractors that do quick & high...

Solution

It is extremely important to install a new step flashing where a roof line meets a vertical wall. We will remove siding to get our new large step flashing up against the wall & under every shingle. When installing step flashing,...
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Black step flashing on top of new shingle. Nail high & away from wall.
Laying the new shingle over the black metal step flashing,
Nail shingle, but not too close to the wall. Repeat with new metal step flashing & shingles up the wall.

Ridge vent issues

Challenge

We get a lot of calls about roof leaks as I’m sure most roofing companies do! It is the nature of this business. The thing about roofing, is that one small overlooked issue will eventually leak. From wind-driven rain to...
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Aluminum ridge vent seem will leak.
Aluminum ridge vents need rubber end caps installed at the ends, or animals will get into the attic.

Leak in a new roof

Challenge

When an old roof was removed some of the “H-Clips” were bent upward and the previously used roofing company did not make sure that all of the “H-Clips” were flat before installing the new roof. This caused the metal clips...

Solution

If you can find a needle in the haystack and pinpoint the cut, either seal the area or remove the shingle & install a new one. It can be challenging to see it sometimes.
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A very small slit in the shingle from the plywood

Leaking roof vents

Challenge

We get a lot of calls about roof leaks. I’m sure most roofing companies do! It is the nature of this business. The thing about roofing, is that one small overlooked issue will eventually leak. From wind driven rain to...

Solution

The ridge vents we recommend are the 4′ heavy plastic shingle over style that leave no nails exposed. If you do have the aluminum type, we recommend a basic roof service call, for about $100 on most houses, we will...
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Exposed loose nail & end is open for animals to enter into the attic.
typical aluminum ridge vent.
exposed nails on both sides of the ridge vent.
Ridge vent before we seal exposed nails & screws.

Roof Leak

Challenge

Did you know a roof can leak from one exposed nail? Drive nails properly and use correct nails to avoid this problem, otherwise, roofing nails can pop through shingles. Exposed nails begin to rust and cause roof leaks. This is...
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Nail has popped through the shingle, rusted & has let water infiltrate into the hole.

Roof damage from trees & animals

Challenge

We sometimes get calls about birds, squirrels or raccoons in peoples attics. They usually enter into the attic under the last shingle into the gutter, soffits, or aluminum ridge vents. Trees will sometimes rub up against the roof & damage...
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Damaged shingles due to trees not being trimmed.
Damaged shingles due to trees not being trimmed are in invitation for animals entering into your attic.
Damaged shingles due to trees not being trimmed are in invitation for animals entering into your attic.
Damaged shingles due to trees not being trimmed are in invitation for animals entering into your attic.

Roof Decking

Challenge

It is very important to remove all of the old roofing materials and make sure that your roof decking is in good shape before installing a new roof. Back in the day, it was common practice to install a second...

Solution

Remove all old roofing materials before the new roof is installed. Re-nail loose wood & replace any bad or rotted wood for a solid sound deck.
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½" OSB decking in Newtown Ohio
½" Plywood roof decking in Indian Hill.
Removing areas of bad wood that had slow roof leaks in Milford Ohio
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