Leaking roof in Tempe AZ?
When you experience a sudden leak to your roof, you value hiring a roofing contractor who is skilled, licensed, and insured, plus can help you fast, right? Our emergency roofers will quickly respond and inspect your roof in Tempe, then effectively detect any leaks and make the priority repairs fast.
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If you would like to check on getting the cost of the
emergency roof repairs covered by your home insurance policy or even by the warranty on the roof, you may welcome the assistance of our experts to make those initial phone calls with you. For fastest response after normal business hours, contact our 24-hour emergency repair supervisor by clicking here:
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You can relax when you hire our roof repair experts
Fortunately, you do not deal with damage to your roof every day for weeks and months on end. In contrast, our roofing specialists have decades of experience with repairs, including
emergency leak repairs
. You will feel comfortable with our calm confidence and the respect that we show for you and for quickly improving the condition of your roof in Tempe.
No matter how well your roof was built, it will eventually need repairs or replacement. We know the right way that a new roof
should be built and we also know that some roofing companies that have provided services to Tempe AZ have been more focused on quality than others. Plus, even the best roofs in Arizona will not usually last as long as roofs in other states. Even roofs with warranties that extend across several decades will need occasional maintenance and repair, plus eventually will need to be replaced with a new roof. We will accurately assess the condition of your roof plus help you review your coverage to determine whether repairs or replacement could be covered by your policy.
We can detect active leaks that other roofers do not find
For homeowners in Tempe who are unfamiliar with how to precisely detect leaks in the roof on their home (or commercial building), there can be tremendous relief by having an experienced professional inspect the roof (and ceilings) for active leaks. Not only do our experienced roof inspectors know exactly what to look for on the outside of the roof, but you can even request the use of thermal imaging (infrared or "IR" cameras) to pinpoint cool areas where moisture has accumulated from a leak above. That method can be used to assess on the exterior of the home (siding), the top of the roof, and also the ceilings and walls of the interior.
Concentrations of moisture need to be found because they can lead to mold in your attic (or even the rapid rotting of wood). Further, if leaks are not quickly repaired, that can lead to interior flooding and extensive
. Just below is one example of how easy it can be to find water that has accumulated in your ceiling from a leaking roof. We find the moisture and then trace back to the leak, minimizing
by quickly repairing even the leaks that are hardest to see.
We detect the roof leaks, stop any flow of water, then assess whether emergency repairs will be enough
Relax because we are just considering what is best for you! We do not want you to pay for extensive repairs when the condition of the roof may qualify for a free replacement under your insurance coverage or warranty contract. In other words, if we can help you get a whole new roof for free (like paid by your insurance company), then wouldn't you want to at least find out about that before we do a bunch of emergency repairs that are not really what is best for you?
Besides repairing the most obvious leaks, how will we prevent future leaks, water damage, & mold contamination?
For most roofs in Tempe, there are two common issues that are assessed to determine the need for repair (or even replacement). The two issues are the exterior of the roof and the interior support of the roof (the decking, the underlayment, the flashing, etc).
First, the exterior surface of the roof is the most obvious issue. When you ask a roof inspector to get up on the roof and look at it after a hailstorm, then they can examine the marks left by the
and inspect the roof for punctures, cracks, and bruising. They assess the condition of the shingles or tiles, etc...
Another simple issue that is common in Tempe is shingles that are no longer solidly attached. (Put your mouse over the images to the left and right to learn about the "small-looking" exterior roofing issues and then put your mouse over the images below to see the implications of neglecting to identify and repair small issues.)
Second, in addition to inspecting the exterior surface of the roofing material, the other important issue (which is not so easy to assess visually with the naked eye) is the condition of the support materials directly beneath the exterior roofing (including the decking immediately below the roof exterior). For instance, if significant amounts of moisture have penetrated down through the felt underlayment, then the exterior roofing can have a very weak bond with the underlying material, which may begin to rot.
To the right is an image of the plywood decking that was underneath a shingle roof. Notice in the center of the image a pattern of lines that resembles the shape of bricks in a wall. You can see the rectangular shape of some of the water stains that formed around the outlines of the shingles. To the untrained eye, those roof shingles might not have looked like they were at risk for leaking, but they had been leaking badly for a long time!
Why do weak roofs in Tempe need repairs even without active leaks?
In an area like Tempe with strong winds expected every summer, it is favorable to repair any weak bonds in shingles prior to intense storms and high winds (that can rip shingles off of the roof). If one shingle or several shingles rip off in the middle of a monsoon
pouring down rain that drips in to your attic, you do not want to have to wait 24 hours before a repair company can schedule to fix your roof.
If you have been around Tempe for several summers, you probably know that when there is a very bad
to a lot of roofs, it can be very hard to get an
emergency roof repair
service scheduled in Tempe without having to wait weeks or even months. It is best to fix those weak roofs in advance and prevent the need for a
water damage restoration
service (and even mold contamination and the need for remediation).
So, it is best for you to repair your roof in Tempe prior to
season (in order to avoid a major expense and complication from water damage and interior flooding through leaks into the ceiling caused by
or wind storms). For more information on the value of scheduling regular roof inspections, click here: roof inspections in Tempe
which is best for you: emergency repairs only... or a new roof?
Obviously, there is a limit to the value of patching and re-patching a roof! Eventually, roofs in Tempe will need to be replaced (not just repaired). Just adding more patches will be like placing band-aids on a cracking dam.
There are inevitable consequences of trying to get by with repairs when the roof really needs replacing! If you want an outside opinion on the issue, you can contact your home insurance company and ask them about what they think of re-patching a roof that really needs replacing.
Our roofing contractors will examine any existing
to the roof and the need for emergency leak repairs (or replacement with a new roof). We will help you by preventing major
to the roof such as a partial collapse. For flat or nearly flat roofs, which are very common in commercial buildings in Tempe AZ, even a small opening for water can be a big issue when pools of water accumulate after a heavy storm (like in the image to the right).
So, insurance companies are usually happy to pay for several hundreds of dollars of repairs if they strongly suspect that the next storm season would cause much worse damage to your roof in Tempe. They want to prevent the need for a water damage restoration service, which can be several thousand dollars (at a minimum).
Why even minor roof repairs can prevent water damage & mold contamination
Water damage to your ceiling is a serious problem that it is definitely best to prevent. Hopefully, you also have never experienced the health issues that can be produced by spending time in a building with even moderate mold contamination.
The inconvenience of a brief roof inspection (or even minor repairs or re-roofing) is quite small compared to having a crew of restoration contractors replacing everything: the roof and the ceiling and even the drywall in the interior space (due to water damage that has leaked through a poorly supported roof). Oddly enough, slow leaks can be even more inconvenient then sudden flooding because the slow leak will almost inevitably produce mold contamination which can result in a large amount of drywall needing to be replaced.
Basically, with severe mold contamination, large amounts of the interior of the home in Tempe may need to be carefully removed and then re-built. So, it is obviously favorable to find damage when it is minor or even prevent it from happening through regular roof inspections. On the right above, the plywood in that attic is almost as green as moldy bread!
Why to choose our roofing specialists in Tempe AZ
Because our general contractor has been a specialist in the damage restoration industry in Tempe Arizona for so long, that gives us some unique advantages, including because of our extensive experience with insurance companies paying for
roof damage repairs
and water restoration services.
In particular, we are used to tracking back the source of major interior mold damage to a small leak in the roof. A small leak that goes undetected for a long time can lead to a constant trickle or drip of moisture that penetrates into the interior drywall and results in mold damage that may not be visible until we cut into the drywall. On the left, the water damage shown was a result of the original roofers neglecting to put metal flashing all the way to the edge of the roof, so water dripped in to the plywood wall, rotting it.
So, we know from lots of personal experience the amount of damage that even small roof leaks can cause you in Tempe. We know how a very small issue that may be nearly invisible from the exterior of the home (at least to an untrained observer) can lead to major restoration costs. We have tracked back from years of mold and rotting wood to find small leak in a roof that could have been repaired for a few hundred dollars at most.
We know that if we find a certain severity of damage to a roof during a roof inspection, then we also can conduct some precise tests to measure the amount of moisture in the walls as well as insert a camera through a small opening to look for signs of mold contamination. Finally, in the next section, you can see several photos that display how thermal imaging technology can provide simple clarity about exactly how much moisture accumulation has been caused by a leaking roof.
Using thermal imaging (infrared cameras) to locate the moisture from leaking roofs
We have all seen ugly stains on ceilings caused by a leaking roof, maybe even some in Tempe. But have you ever seen thermal images that show the cold areas where there is an accumulation of moisture from a roof leak (or from some other source of water)?
Take a look at a few of these images and witness the power of this heat-sensing technology to simplify and speed up the process of identify roof leaks early before they lead to major water damage restoration and repairs from areas contaminated by mold.