If you notice that your roof is leaking, it’s not something that you can just put off for a while until you feel like dealing with it. The roof is the main barrier between your house and the weather outside, so it is absolutely vital that you find a trusted professional to work with as soon as possible – but don’t just pick the first person who comes by!
Sometimes, after a big storm, pseudo-professional contractors will troll neighborhoods looking for work and may even offer you a deal that seems good. Don’t be fooled. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house, and you don’t want to trust it to anyone but an experienced Sacramento roof repair contractor with a successful track record.
Learn more about how to find a good contractor and what you can do to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible, watch this video:
To talk to a Sacramento roof repair contractor who can keep your roof healthy and your family protected, please contact Russ Johnson Construction today.
SACRAMENTO ROOF REPAIR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Roofing: How to Handle a Roof Leak
NARRATION: Homeowner Matt Cairns checked out his finished attic after a hard rain and noticed water stains around the skylight.
MATT CAIRNS: I was able to just stick my fingers right through the drywall, and then I knew I needed to get some attention on this pretty quickly.
JUSTIN VORBROKER: Regularly scheduled maintenance is very important on a roof. General roof life can be 25 to 30 years, but you need to get someone out there every 5 years or so just to make sure your upkeep on your roof is okay, you’re not missing any shingles where you didn’t notice, or you’re not having extra granular loss.
ANGIE HICKS: In a roof inspection, you should look for 4 common problems on your roof: curling shingles, broken shingles, missing flashing, and areas where water may be pooling on your roof.
NARRATOR: Avoid settling on the first contractor who comes along and offers to do the job.
ANGIE HICKS: Keep in mind when hiring a roofing contractor, you want to have a reputable company. Someone who’s going to stand behind it. Your roof will last a long time, so you don’t want someone working on it who’s not going to be able to stand behind their work. So if you find after a storm someone coming door-to-door, say no. Go do your research and hire a company on your own.
JUSTIN VORBROKER: So I brought out another contractor, and he actually got up on the roof. He didn’t want to just look at the skylight, he wanted to look at the entire roof.
NARRATOR: No part plays a bigger role in keeping the elements out, so when a roof requires a repair, there’s little time to waste.