Our certified Roofers are highly trained and capable of performing all types of roof repairs. We can address missing shingles, ice damage, water damage, proper ventilation and insulation, hail damage, curling shingles, peeling shingles, roof leaks, sun damage, snow damage, copper flashing and copper valley repairs, and of course, leaking. All industry-rated materials and labor have a life-time guarantee.
Roofing repairs can be the most frustrating of all issues faced by property owners. If your Macomb area home or commercial building is showing evidence of water damage or significant heating and cooling loss, it can be very difficult to determine the correct source of the problem, let alone the perfect resolution for that problem!
Macomb Roofers will track down that problem. The most common source of leaks are from items that stick up from (penetrate) the roof. Such penetrations can include vents, plumbing, and chimneys. If Macomb Roofers determines the source of the leak is not at a penetration point, they will continue to assess the roof until they find the cause!
Water damage can sometimes appear at a spot distant from the actual source of the leak. This can be due to gravity directing the flow of the water and water’s natural ability to find an opening, such as a light fixture. Macomb Roofers is prepared to find that one reason from the myriad that exist and resolve it quickly and cost-effectively!
Sometimes there aren’t any telltale flow marks and the stain is fairly small. Macomb Roofers knows to look at the underside of the roof for “shiners.” A shiner is a nail that missed the framing member, such as when the carpenter nailed the roof sheathing to the rafters. Moisture that escapes into the cold attic from the rooms below often condenses on cold nails. When the attic heats up a bit during the day, the frost melts and drips. That night, the nails frost up again and so on, creating an intermittent leak.
Roofs that only leak during the snowy part of winter and during storms in the summer tell Macomb Roofers that it’s probably due to poor flashing. The soffit that meets the roof is one of the toughest areas to waterproof and ice dams can easily form. An ice dam occurs when snow melts and the water freezes when it hits the colder edges of your roof. Eventually, water pools behind the dam and works its way back up under the shingles and under the soffit until it finds an opening through the roof.
The solution begins with good flashing, since this should stop leaks from rainfall and might stop the leaks from ice dams as well. Sometimes it’s as simple as a strip of adhesive ice-and-water barrier under the soffit/main roof joint. Macomb Roofers knows the correct solution to apply for every situation.
Tiny holes in shingles are sneaky because they can cause rot and other damage for years before there are obvious signs of a leak. Holes can be left over from a satellite dish or antenna mounting brackets or just about anything. Macomb Roofers always recommends to pull and patch any exposed, misplaced roofing nails. Small holes are simple to fix, but the fix IS NOT to inject caulk in the hole. Those little holes should be fixed with flashing.
And flashing doesn’t last forever. Flashing around chimneys can rust through if it’s galvanized steel, especially at the 90-degree bend at the bottom. The best fix is to install new flashing.
For those who are inclined to “do-it-yourself”, please know that rarely will caulk or roof cement cure a roof leak—at least for very long. A “mechanical” fix should be used whenever possible. That means replacing or repairing existing flashing instead of using any type of sealant. Macomb Roofers can replace or repair that flashing ‘in a flash’! Contact Macomb Roofers today at +1 586 930 4033 or visit www.macombroofers.com