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When a Roof Repair Goes Wrong

As a Roofer in Auburn, we can't begin to tell you how many times have we have heard homeowners say, "I had my roof repaired but it's leaking again". One reality that can't be excluded is if the roof was fixed accurately the first time, it usually is not going to return.

The truth is that the leak didn't just "come back", it was not repaired correctly by a reputable Roofing Contractor in Auburn in the first place. Normally, the repaired area handles the first quarter to a half inch of precipitation without a leak, and the homeowner has a big sigh of relief. The same thing happens during the next storm and all seems to be okay.

Then... that BIG behemoth of a storm hits, and the same leak shows back up!

There are numerous reasons why this could happen:

1) A "Band-Aid" was poorly installed on the leaking area.

2) Usually, it takes a lot of rainfall followed by strong winds to make a leak apparent or to make a previous leak show back up.

3) The leak was misdiagnosed as an easy to fix seal around a vent pipe, skylight, or chimney flashing, with no attention given to the possibility of decayed underlayment, or incorrect roof flashings.

The reality is, water can travel long distances!

So, what's the answer?

Well, the solution is easy... Have it fixed right the first time with a proven Roof Repair in Auburn!

First, the roof shingleswill have to be removed from the Whole region, (hip, gable, valley, flashing, etc.).

Next, a layer of the proper underlayment must be placed from eave to ridge, incorporating the entire area. Remember, water travels far distances, and to guarantee that all possible water intruded areas are covered, the complete section must undergo treatment.

The final step is to flash the penetrations using a base and a secondary flashing to ensure that no moisture can enter. This flashing must have an approved weather block installed at the peaks and the hip angles so wind driven precipitation does not get underneath the roof shingles.


If you are considering replacing or repairing your roof, we have been serving the community and satisfying customers since 1983. We use top-of-the-line roofing materials, have a well-trained and knowledgeable staff, and an outstanding track record of client satisfaction.

Posted by: Admin
May 3, 2019


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