Whether you’re purchasing a new home and need to know the condition of the roof or your needing a leak investigation, a trained consultant will inspect your entire roof and provide high quality, detailed pictures. We also provide inspection services for preventative maintenance or when there’s a concern for storm damage to your roof. LoveRain provides the most accurate and honest service for your roof. You’ll see right away why we are the best.
Residential Roof Installation
At LoveRain Roof Co., we know that a new roof installation can seem like a big, intimidating project. This process, however, can go quite smoothly with an excellent roofing company by your side to guide you through the process. Let’s talk a little about what to expect when installing a new roof.
If you are replacing a roof, your property should be inspected thoroughly, inside and outside. A certified inspector is trained to look for problem areas that will affect the performance of a new roof. These problems could include insect damage, wood rot, or poor construction.
When we know the full condition of your home, then we can recommend the best course of action for completing a solid new roof in a timely manner and on budget. If you are roofing a new home, inspection is still recommended to make sure the appropriate materials are used for the new roof.
Once all the preliminary decisions are made, the installation of a new roof begins. Most residential roof replacements are completed in just one or two days. You will usually see roofing construction completed in four stages:
- First, your roof is prepared for a smooth installation.
- Then, all the materials for the new roof are delivered to your location.
- Next, we install the new roof accurately and in a timely manner.
- Finally, the roof and surrounding areas are cleaned up of any waste materials from the construction.
Residential Roof Replacement
A roof replacement is the most extensive process of roofing and is a long-term solution. Replacement is necessary when a roofing system is damaged beyond repair or restoration. The majority of roofs in this region that fail prematurely or leak are due to lack on maintenance. If properly maintained, new roofs can last 20 years or more.
The top ten most common mistakes causing residential roofs to fail:
- Shingles or Metal installed on roof slopes to flat roofs
- Leaks in the valley
- Incorrect hip and ridge cap shingles installed
- Underlayment not properly installed
- No drip edge or drip edge installed incorrectly
- Inadequate ventilation
- Incorrect starter shingles
- Improper nailing
- Flashing around roof penetrations
- Roof-to-Wall flashings
Residential Roof Repair
Roof Repair is an immediate and temporary solution to an active leak. We refurbish all damages at “flashing conditions” or on roof surfaces. This includes caulking, minor resurfacing and penetration damage. Most roof leaks occur at what are called “flashing conditions”. Flashing conditions are where the roof changes directions in certain sections such as air conditioning units, exhaust vents, skylights or walls.
Besides installing complete roofing systems, we also offer full time repair services. After heavy rain or wind storms, we see a large influx in roof damage. The most commons repairs we are called out for are roof leaks and blow offs. In fact, over the past 20 years, our repair division has taught us first hand why it pays to build high quality roofs. One example we see all the time is when a client is interviewing roofing companies to replace their roof, often times some roof “salesman” leave out the proper hip and ridge cap shingles and instead will install a cheap alternative which allows him to present a lower price. A few years after the roof is installed, his cheap ridge caps start to crack and blow off. To have us come out for rapiers, we replace the few missing ridge caps but the repair cost far out weighs the cost of doing it correctly the first time.
Another example of our most common repairs are in the instances where roof vents or stack that penetrate the roof are leaking around the flashings. Most of the time this is due to lack of maintenance . All the plumbing vents, gas vents, dryer vent, bathroom fan vents, attic vents etc that go through the roof have flashing around them. The flashings all have exposed nails that fasten them to the roof and require sealant over the nails. The sealant will last a few years before UV degradation deteriorates them. If they are not re-sealed every so often, they will leak. The link is small however, it gets worse over time and its will rot out the decking before you start seeing evidence of the leak inside your home. Once you see a spot on the ceiling, it may have been going on for a while creating more damage. In short, to have ALL of the flashings properly re-sealed over the course of 10 years would cost less than making a single repair with rotten decking and a new flashing.
Residential Roof Inspection
Whether your purchasing a new home and need to know the condition of the roof or your needing a leak investigation, a trained consultant will inspect your entire roof and provide high quality, detailed pictures. We also provide inspection services for preventative maintenance or when there’s a concern for storm damage to your roof. LoveRain provides the most accurate and honest assessment of your roof. You’ll see right away why we are the best.
The average 2,500 sq. ft. home has 15 different roof penetrations that may include plumbing vents, a dryer vent, and various attic vents, bathroom and laundry room vents, water heater vents, furnace vents and sometimes chimneys and skylights. Part of our inspection process includes checking each one of these for any problems. We also check ventilation, valley flashings along with the hip and ridge cap shingles. When you’re not having your roof regularly inspected and maintained, leaks can occur and cause un-needed stress and anxiety. Let our experience keep your ceilings and floors dry.