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Steve and his crew were as thorough and professional as you'll find. The whole transaction could not have gone more smoothly and quickly from start to finish. I doubt that anyone else can offer the kind of same day, professional, flawless service at an incredible price that Steve was able to provide. While I hope not to have to repair my roof again anytime soon, I know who to call when it's necessary.
Erik Milchbusiness
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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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I called Steve at 8:00 PM on a Thursday after my wife discovered a leak in our upstairs bathroom; not only did he take my call, but he told me he'd be at our house at 7:30 AM the next day. Steve was on time (10 minutes early, even) and immediately pinpointed the problem, showing me the obvious leak as well as an unobtrusive but still serious water problem on his infrared camera. Steve got me an itemized repair list within 20 minutes and by 9:15 AM, his crew had started work on my roof. By 11:00 AM, they were done. I'm nothing short of amazed with the speed, expertise and results of Steve and his crew. I highly recommend Roofer911 for any roofing problems that you might have.
John Terrillbusiness
Reston, VA
March 13, 2011
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