Roof Repair

Roof Repair

Roof Repair

Dr. Roof offers other services:

Soffit & fascia replacement, Roof decking replacement

Soffit & Fascia

Roof repairs typically involve replacing damaged shingles and rusted flashing, but the overhang of a roof is often the first area to succumb to rot, peeling paint and other weather -related problems. The good news is, unlike most roof repairs, you can fix an eave or gable overhang (rake) without climbing onto the roof.

Soffited eaves and gable overhangs are susceptible to water damage caused by ice dams, improper flashing, torn shingles, and faulty gutters. And once water has seeped in, the rot spreads quickly because the wood stays soggy inside the dark, dank space. Damage is also caused by birds and squirrels nesting inside eaves. These animals have been known to chew or peck through a perfectly sound eave, but theyre especially attracted to a water-damaged fascia or soffit, which offers less resistance. Bees and hornets also build nests in and under eaves. Call an exterminator if you notice bees or hornets congregating around an eave — even if you dont see the nest.

Most common Leaks

It makes good sense to have a roof inspection performed regularly to prevent leaks in your home or place of business.

What do you do? Give us a call were the areas roof repair specialists for damaged roofs, leaky shingles, missing shingles and gutter damage. Our professional roof repair team has years of experience in all types of roofing.

At Dr.  Roof we pride ourselves on being able to handle anything our customers need. Whether you only need a few new shingles, or have major storm damage, we are happy to help with all types of repairs.

Roof Repair

  • Chimney Repair
  • Leak Repairs
  • Re-roofs
  • Skylight Repair
  • Storm Damage
  • And Much More!

Terminology and vocabulary in the roofing industry

Most comment Leaks

Deck Leak: The substrate over supportive framing to which roofing material is applied; also called decking or sheathing.

Drip edge Leak: Flashing made of steel or other non-corrosive material that is placed along the eaves and rake edges at a 90º angle to let water runoff drop clear of fascia and into the gutters.

Eave Leak: A roof edge that extends past the exterior wall line.

Fascia Leak: Vertical roof trim located along the perimeter of a building, usually below the roof level, to cover the rafter tails at the eaves. Also called the boards behind the gutter.

Roof Repair

Felt paper: Material of interwoven fibers saturated with asphalt and used as a protective under layer between shingles and decking; also called tarpaper.

Flashing is Leaking: Metal or other flexible material used to seal the roof and prevent leaks around any projection or intersection, such as pipes, chimneys, dormers, valleys or adjoining walls.

Flat or low slope roof is leaking: A roof with a pitch of less than three feet of rise over a twelve-foot run; this type of roof needs a sealed system installation.

Hip is leaking: The external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes; from the ridge to the eaves.

Ice/Leak barrier is missing and leaking: A self-adhering and self-healing membrane applied to the roof deck and designed to protect against water infiltration from ice buildup or wind-driven rain.

Laminated shingles: Strip shingles made with fiberglass mat and asphalt that are laminated, or textured, to create a three-dimensional effect. Also called dimensional or architectural shingles. There are also shingles that are called dimensional though they are made from a single material, not two materials laminated together.

Pitch changes: The variation in the degree of roof incline, which is expressed as the ratio of the rise to the span, in feet.

Plumbing boot leaking: A prefabricated covering, usually of flexible material, used to seal around a penetration; also called a pipe boot or roof jack.

Rafter: The structural member supporting the deck and roof system components, extending from the down slope perimeter to the ridge or hip.

Rake: The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall from the eave to the ridge, and usually perpendicular to the eave and ridge.

Ridge is leaking: The horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes, i.e. where the two sides of a roof meet at the highest point.

Ridge vent: A type of roof exhaust vent that ventilates the attic along the ridge or hip line where the roof deck has been cut back; works in conjunction with soffit vents under the eaves.

Soffit: The finished underside of the eaves, or roof overhang, which can be enclosed or exposed.

Soffit vent: An intake vent in the soffit area of the house that provides attic venting at a lower portion of the roof deck and good circulation with other forms of venting such as ridge or roof vents. (Specialty in the corners gets rotten)

Valley: The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes running from the eaves to the ridge, allowing water to run off.

Water shield: A watertight barrier used to seal water out at the eaves and rakes, in valleys, and around chimneys and skylights.

Cricket: A wood-framed structure that diverts water away from chimneys, walls or other vertical roof projections and penetrations; also called a saddle.

Roof ventilation: A static, wind- or power-operated system for removing hot air and moisture from the air under your roof. Includes ridge vents.

Shed roof: A roof containing only one sloping plane; a single-pitch roof, with no hips, ridges, valleys or gables. Also called a half gable. The area at the top is called a clearstory, or clerestory.


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