Repairing Common Roofing Problems in Texas

We Can Quickly and Effectively Fix Any Roof Problem, Big or Small

Do you have a roofing problem? Sometimes roofing problems are obvious — like when a gutter gets crushed by a ladder or shingles are blown off the roof during a storm — other times, a closer look is required to identify a roofing issue that deserves attention. Some problems are easy to detect, while others require an expert eye.

The good news is that all the problems explained below can be detected and corrected when you work with an experienced, full-service roofing contractor like Alden Roofing.

No matter how big or small your roofing damage, we have the solutions and expertise to be able to fix the issue quickly and effectively. We provide reliable roofing repair services for any of the common roofing problems that might be affecting the integrity of your roof.

We are Texas’s expert roofing contractors, providing our comprehensive roofing services to property owners in Pflugerville, San Antonio, Georgetown, and the surrounding Greater Austin Area.

Imagine Tiger Woods driving a thousand golf balls at your roof, and you’ll have a good idea of how a severe hail storm can harm roof shingles and other roof elements (skylights, gutters, vent hoods, etc.).

Following a severe storm, your first roofing concern is whether or not the storm caused any leakage that might damage your home’s interior. Even if your roof does survive a hail storm without leaking, there may still be significant hail damage that could cause severe problems down the line. That’s why it’s important to call in an experienced roofing expert like the ones at Alden Roofing to inspect your roof for hail damage.

We will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and look for any signs of hail damage to your roof. Our expert roofers have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it’s a roof repair or roofing replacement. After a storm, we’re the experts to call!

Damage control. It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected on a regular basis and fix minor issues before they become major problems.

Whether you have a leaky roof, damaged shingles, or major structural damage, contact the experts at Alden Roofing to schedule a free estimate on all our roofing services!
Wind Damage To Your Roof

One way that high winds damage roofing materials is by lifting the roof’s shingles high enough to break the seal. Damage can be detected by looking for shingles missing from the roof, or for shingles that land in your yard. Wind damage typically occurs in a section of the roof or on an entire side of the roof that was exposed to the highest winds. Roofing felt and roof sheathing can also be blown away by severe winds. Sometimes, wind damage to a roof is unseen because the shingles lay back down — but just because they lay back down does not mean they are properly sealed after they endure high winds. The only way to truly tell if your roof was damaged after a windstorm is to have it inspected by the experts at Alden Roofing to check to see if the seal is broken.

How to Fix It:

If sections of the roof have been blown off by high winds, we will install new roofing and ensure that your home is properly protected against future storms.

Major Structural Damage To Your Roof

Storms and high winds damage roofing indirectly by causing tree limbs or even entire trees to fall on the roof. Structural damage from impacts can range from small punctures in the roofing and roof sheathing to the complete collapse of the roof or roof section.

How to Fix It:

Depending on the damage, we will decide if the damage is worth fixing or if a roof replacement will provide better results.

Damaged Shingles

Roof shingles (asphalt and wood) can show signs of damage simply because they’re wearing out. In other cases, damage occurs because of other factors. Missing, broken and torn shingles can be caused by wind, impact or even foot traffic. Old shingles often cup, curl and become brittle — these are all signs of roofing that should be replaced. “Bald” shingles that have lost their protective granules detract from the roof’s appearance and will age prematurely if they’re exposed to direct sunlight. During a roof inspection, it’s also important to look for “nail pops” – roofing nails that have been pushed up through roof shingles and can cause roof leaks.

How to Fix It:

Sometimes shingles can be repaired and sometimes the roofing will need to be replaced. Our expert roofers will inspect your roof and choose the best course of action depending on the extent of the damage.

Roof Leaks

Unless a large tree branch has punched a hole in your roof, roof leaks can be difficult to detect. Water can leak past the roofing through a hole made by a popped nail. It can also leak into your house around damaged flashing, or because of water backed up behind an ice dam. The point where the leak found its way to your living space may or may not be close to the actual leak location in the roof.

How to Fix It:

Your best bet is to call the experienced roofing professionals at Alden Roofing if you find water leaking into your house from above. Alden Roofing will inspect the chimney and vents for cracks in the flashing, check the eaves for damage from ice dams, look for damaged shingles, and check the attic for leaks in the deck to locate and address the leak.

Damaged or Missing Roof Flashing

The main purpose of flashing is to keep water away from building materials or building assemblies that can be damaged by moisture. Flashing can be replaced or reused during re-roofing and roof repair. It can also be omitted or incorrectly installed.

How to Fix It:

A roofing inspection should always include the inspection of roof flashing to identify damaged or missing flashing problems that require correction. Alden Roofing will thoroughly inspect your roof’s flashing to best diagnose what repairs or replacements need to be done.

Damaged Gutters and Downspouts

Managing roof runoff can help prevent basement flooding and other moisture damage to your home. That’s why it’s important for gutters and downspouts to function correctly. Gutter and downspout damage can range from small dents and scrapes to sections that become crushed or bent. It’s also possible for gutters to pull loose if fascia boards or rafter ends have been weakened by wood rot.

How to Fix It:

The professionals at Alden Roofing can inspect your gutters and downspouts and clean out any debris that has caused them to clog, or replace the gutters if they are damaged.

Damaged Skylights

The impact of hail and windblown objects will sometimes crack the glass in roof-mounted skylights.

How to Fix It:

In some cases, the damaged glass panel can be replaced, but most often a new skylight unit must be installed. Make sure you’re utilizing the expert roofing services from Alden Roofing if you have a damaged skylight!

Roof Ventilation Issues

Sometimes roof vents (like a gable-end vent, for example) allow insects and animals into the attic because they aren’t properly screened. In other cases, there may not be sufficient ventilation, necessitating the installation of additional vents. Ventilation problems can also result when vent openings are blocked.

How to Fix It:

A skilled, full-service roofing contractor like Alden Roofing will be able to diagnose and fix these problems and either repair a damaged roof vent or install new vents when necessary.

Rotted Wood

When wood gets wet and can’t dry out completely, wood rot is likely to occur. Even a small roof leak can result in rotted roof sheathing and rafters, which will seriously weaken the roof structure. Other areas vulnerable to wood rot include the fascia board and soffit.

How to Fix It:

These problems are often discovered during a re-roof and can be corrected by patching in new material.

Too Many Layers of Roofing

When a new asphalt shingle roof is installed on an existing house, the old asphalt shingle roof can be removed or left in place. Most building codes say that you can’t install more than two layers of asphalt roofing, but this rule is sometimes ignored. There are two main problems with three layers of roofing: First off, the uppermost roofing shingles are likely to be uneven and inadequately anchored to the roof sheathing. Secondly, the combined weight of the roofing material can exceed the strength of the roof framing. This means that the roof may be more susceptible to decay or collapse.

How to Fix It:

The solution is to remove all three layers of roofing and start fresh, applying shingles directly on the roof sheathing.

NOTE: Many of the problems described here apply to all kinds of roofing materials, not just wood and asphalt shingles!

We Are Texas’s Experts for Quality Roof Services — Alden Roofing

After inspecting your roof, our certified roofing professionals will know exactly what needs to be done to repair your roof. Some damage will only need minor repairs, while other roofing damage will require a complete roof replacement. We will help you choose the right solution to ensure you get the most out of your investment.

We are dedicated to providing quality services and products at affordable prices. We also provide emergency roofing services when you need them.

Call us at 1-512-246-8600 or get a free estimate online via the button below for roof repair, replacement, or any of our other roofing services, available in Killeen, Austin, New Braunfels, Round Rock, Copperas Cove, San Marcos, Cedar Park, Dallas Fort Worth Area, San Antonio and many parts of Greater Austin.

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