Greater Cincinnati Roofing Company

Case Studies

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.
Read More

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...
Read More
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.
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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.