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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re always excited to answer any questions! Get in touch with us today if you don’t see your question below or if you need additional information.

HOW MUCH WILL A NEW ROOF COST?

There are several factors in determining the cost of a new roof, such as location, size, and style. This is why we offer our clients free estimates as well as free property and storm damage inspections. Prrotect Roofing will also walk you through the insurance maze to restore your property to its pristine condition.

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DO YOU WORK WITH NEW BUILDS?

Yes! We’re happy to be a part of your new build and to help start your project off on the right foot!

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DO YOU WORK WITH PROPERTY MANAGERS?

Yes! From routine maintenance to full exterior replacement, our team is here to ensure that your investment, and your residents, are prrotected.

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CAN YOU HELP WITH HOME INSPECTIONS?

We are proud to work with homeowners and real estate agents whenever a building inspection is needed. Our team will identify problem areas and provide a complete report of our findings upon completion.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COMPLETE A ROOFING PROJECT?

The best time to build a roof is when you need one! While current weather is a factor in outdoor jobs, there is never a bad time to build, repair, or replace a roof. Our first step is to identify any existing problems to determine when the repair should be completed. The materials involved will also factor into the project’s timeline (e.g., asphalt shingles require +40°F whereas a flat roof can be installed or repaired at any temperature). Our team is prepared to work as needed to resolve your issue. Whether it’s to fix ice-damming in the winter or repairing a leak before the next summer storm, Prrotect Roofing is ready for the job.

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DO YOU DO MORE THAN STORM REPAIR?

Yes! Whether your roof needs routine maintenance or you’re wanting to upgrade your siding with a new look, Prrotect Roofing can help! We’ll take on repairs, replacements, upgrades, new builds, and more! Our team is proud to take on the work that keeps your home prrotected.

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How To Trace A Roof Leak To Its Source

Roofing Services
January 18, 20234 min read

Do you have an annoying roof leak that you can't locate the source of? Don't worry, this is a common problem for many homeowners and it can often be difficult to trace the source of the leak. 

In this blog post, we'll share five helpful tips on locating the source of a roof leak. By using these tips, you'll be able to identify the source of the leak and take steps to repair the roof and prevent future leaks.

Check the Attic

The attic is a great place to start when tracing roof leaks. If you have access to the attic, check for signs of water damage on the ceilings and walls. Look for any sagging or discoloration, which could indicate a leak. 

Additionally, look for any signs of mold, which can be indicative of water damage. Check for standing water around the vents, pipes, and HVAC unit as these are common sources of leaks. Also, take note of any areas that have gaps or holes in the ceiling. 

Lastly, inspect the insulation to determine if it has been wet or stained due to a leak. All these indicators can help pinpoint where the leak is coming from and give you an idea of how severe the damage is.

tracing a roof leak to its source

Check the Roof Ventilation

When it comes to tracing roof leaks to their source, checking the roof ventilation is an important step. Poor roof ventilation can cause a buildup of heat and moisture, resulting in condensation on the roof that can lead to leaks. To inspect the roof ventilation, look for signs of damage such as torn or missing shingles, gaps between the roof boards, or disconnected exhaust vents. You should also check the intake vents for clogs or blockages.

If you suspect a problem with the ventilation system, then it's time to call in a professional. A qualified roofer will be able to diagnose any issues and make repairs as necessary. They can also advise you on how to prevent future problems by properly installing and maintaining the ventilation system. By ensuring adequate ventilation, you'll be able to reduce the chances of developing roof leaks and protect your home from damage.

Examine the Flashing

When inspecting your roof for potential leaks, be sure to examine the flashing. Flashing is an essential part of any roofing system and helps protect areas where two different surfaces meet, such as around chimneys, skylights, or valleys. It helps create a water-resistant barrier and prevent water from seeping into the home.

Finally, inspect the seals around all vents, pipes, and drains to make sure they are secure and that no water is able to enter the home. If you find any breaks in the sealant, have it replaced immediately to avoid further water damage.

Inspect the Gutters

Gutters are one of the most important components of a roofing system. When gutters become clogged with debris or are otherwise not functioning properly, they can create areas of water buildup around the roof that can lead to leaks. To inspect your gutters, you will need to first clean them out of all leaves, sticks, and other debris that may have accumulated. Once they are cleared, look for any cracks or holes in the gutter material. If you see any, repair them as soon as possible. You should also check to make sure that the gutters are sloped correctly and that water is draining away from the house. If they are not, they will need to be adjusted or replaced.

Have a Professional Inspect the Roof

If all of the above-mentioned steps have been taken and you still can’t seem to find the source of the leak, it’s probably time to call in a professional roofer. A professional roofer has the experience and expertise to accurately identify and fix roof leaks. They’ll know exactly where to look for potential problem areas and can advise on the best course of action for long-term repair.

When calling a roofer, be sure to explain the exact location of the leak and any other information that could help them troubleshoot the problem. You should also provide them with photos or a detailed description of the roof layout and condition. This will allow them to assess the situation more accurately before arriving at the property.

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Tim West

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