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Roof Repair, Infrared
Steven and Roofer 911 provided outstanding service! I am in the process of replacing my roof, and have asked other roofers to tarp but water continued to seep in. Steven and Roofer 911 tarped my roof within a day of my calling, securely tying the tarp around the pipes, air vents and chimney so that no water could leak into my home, and affixing the tarp to the edges of the trim all around the house so that no water would get in to the walls, and so that the tarp would stay put. This was just ahead of a big heavy rain, all afternoon and all night, and my house stayed dry. He also used an infrared measurement to check for any water and leaks in the walls, carpet and along the roof line. Although we could see on the instrument where the tar and gravel leaks were, it was very reassuring to learn that we have caught things in time and things are really very dry. Thanks to Roofer 911 my home will stay dry until I am ready for the new roof within two months.
Jennifer Wbusiness
Falls Church, VA
January 12, 2012
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The Basics of Flat Roof Repair

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Finding a leak and making repairs to a pitched roof is challenging enough; attempting the same process on a flat roof is nearly impossible. This is primarily because water damage on this type of roof will never show up anywhere near where the leak originally occurred.Flat Roof Repair The difference lies in predicting how the water will run. On a pitched roof, water will run where? Down. On a flat roof water runs - anywhere it has a mind to, which is why it will probably take the keen eye and experience of a professional roofing contractor to locate your leak and make the necessary flat roof repair.

The first step in is to get up there when the surface is completely dry. This climbing on top of a building is enough to make many folks run for the nearest phone to call their roofing specialist! Once you are on the roof, you can inspect for cracks or holes in the seams of the roof or flashing. Exposed nail heads are another place where water can get in and cause damage. You can also check for a ring of dirt or discoloration to the rocks or gravel that may signify a low spot in the roof where water tends to puddle. Check these spots for signs of cracks or holes as well.

Testing for leaks on a flat roof can be done - if you have the patience and a few hours to do so. It will require bringing a garden hose up to the roof and running it slowly at the drain points to see if a leak comes out of hiding.

Keep in mind that it can take many minutes before a leak on the outside will present itself inside. This process will need to be repeated over the entire roof, taking the better part of a day in some cases to discover the culprit. Once you find the point of the leak, you can begin the process of flat roof repair.

This is another point where many homeowners will opt to hire the services of a professional, since flat roof repair requires equipment that the average homeowner does not own and is rather expensive to rent or purchase. Many don't like the idea of spending hours doing handyman work a number of feet off the ground. To keep yourself safe on top of the roof, wear shoes with thick, non-skid soles and pay special attention to power lines located around your house. Do not use a ladder that is in need of repair and always climb one rung at a time. By following these steps, you can do much to prevent a potential accident.

Many homeowners opt to hire the services of a professional for residential or commercial roofing repair to ensure that the job is done right the first time.  We here at Roofer911 have plenty of experience in flat roof repair, and we will ensure that any problems with your roof are fixed and fixed right. Call Roofer 911 for all of your flat roofing needs.

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Detailed explanation, prompt response to set up service schedule. I recommend people to contact Steve!
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