Greater Cincinnati Roofing Company

Case Studies

Roof Repair

Ridge vent issues

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 frozen...
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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 the old roof was removed, some of the “H-Clips” were bent upwards, causing the metal to pierce through the new roof, this in turn was causing a leak on a roof that was about two years old. This is...

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 comapnies 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

A roof can leak from one exposed nail. If all nails are not driven in properly or the correct nails not used, then these nails can pop through the shingles, rust & cause a leak. We see these types of...
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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 from under the last shingle into the gutter, soffits, or aluminum ridge vents. Trees will sometimes rub up against the roof &...
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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.