Your roof serves as your home’s first line of defense against all the craziness that Mother Nature can offer. Since you want to do all you can to protect your home (and the people inside it), it’s important to ensure that your roof is in great shape. Your roof can be a bit of a mystery, however. After all, it’s likely that you can’t actually see much of your roof, so any problems it may have could be out of sight. Not to mention, even if you can see your entire roof, sometimes the problems lurk beneath the surface of your roof, making them impossible to detect unless you start noticing major issues.
This same mystery can make it challenging when it comes time to find someone to repair your roof, since you essentially are forced to trust what the roofer tells you about what’s wrong with your roof and how it needs to be fixed. It’s critical that you find a company that is honest and ethical in all of their dealings so that you can have confidence that all the repairs are completed correctly and that you’re getting a great value. Fortunately, when you trust the professionals at Monsters Roofing, honesty and confidence come standard with every project.
An Honest Assessment
To be able to fix a problem, you first have to understand what the problem is. At Monsters Roofing, we take that principle to heart, working to ensure we understand everything that’s going on with your roof so we can determine the best and most economical way to fix it. This means taking the time to do a thorough assessment of the condition of your entire roof and the plywood sheathing beneath it.
As mentioned, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting the entire picture when someone examines your roof. After all, a roof is difficult and dangerous to access, meaning you’re stuck on the ground, uncertain of what’s going on. That’s why we take the extra time that we do, to help give you confidence that what we’re telling you is accurate, and to ensure that we catch every single issue so that nothing goes unaddressed.
The last thing you want is for someone to do a rushed assessment of your roof and then hastily recommend a total replacement. To be sure, total replacement is the best course of action in some circumstances. However, thorough repair jobs are just as viable, meaning this option must be considered, as well. When we’re finished with our assessment, you can be confident that we’ve identified all of the issues that your roof has, seen and unseen, and that these issues will be properly addressed.
A Thorough Explanation
Once our initial assessment of your roof is done, we will share with you all the information we have. Our extensive experience in all types of roof repairs allows us to present you with all the options available to you so that you can choose the best one. This means you can choose an option that matches your current needs, your budget, and your individual style so that you can be completely satisfied with the final result. We will give our professional recommendations based upon our experience, but we won’t try to steer you toward a particular option just because it’s better for us. We want you to be completely satisfied, and we’ll do everything we can to make that happen.
The Right Experience
As a roofer Sacramento can be a challenging place to work. The hot summers and rainy winters that make up Sacramento’s climate call for the right materials and installation methods when repairing or replacing a roof. At Monsters Roofing, that’s just what you’ll find. Our installers have plenty of experience to ensure that your home is completely weatherproof for those wet winters.
Additionally, we understand how to properly use many different roofing materials to match the aesthetics of your home and the climate demands of the local area. Whether dealing with a conventional asphalt shingle roof, clay or concrete tile, metal roofing, shake roofing, or another type of roofing material, we have seen it all during our years of serving the community, and can properly repair or replace your roof so that it lasts for years to come.
Understanding the Issues
As mentioned, when it comes time to address any issues your roof is having, it’s important to understand all your options. Before you can understand your options, however, it’s important to understand some of the issues that your roof can face. These issues can appear in varying degrees of severity. However, all of them will ultimately need to be addressed to prevent further damage from occurring.
If the material covering your roof has been penetrated in some way, whether through a nail popping through from underneath, a hole from a removed satellite dish, or an improperly sealed protrusion, moisture can begin to work its way through. Over time, this moisture can seep into the plywood sheathing that is underneath your roofing material, leading to varying degrees of decay.
If this is allowed to continue for a long period of time, the structural integrity of the sheathing could be compromised, potentially resulting in collapse. Fortunately, it doesn’t usually become this serious. However, the water that leaks through can lead to mold and mildew, as well as water damage in other parts of your home. If the sheathing under any part of your roof has been damaged by moisture, it is important to replace this sheathing before you do anything else. If the damaged area is small, this is a fairly simple repair job. If it’s too large, however, complete replacement may be required.
Additionally, damaged or clogged gutters can cause water to splash back up onto the sheathing, leading to water damage and decay. Part of the assessment and repair process will be to ensure that your gutters are functioning properly and that they’re completely free from debris.
Depending on the type of roofing material you choose, damage to that material is certainly a concern. Any type of damage to the shingles or tiles on your roof can lead to the advancement of moisture through the material, leading to the problems described above. While hail isn’t really an issue for a local roofer Sacramento still sees plenty of extreme weather that can break down components within your roofing material, over time. Not to mention other threats to your roof such as tree branches and wild animals that can cause major damage in a hurry.
If damaged shingles are discovered during our assessment, the obvious option is to only replace those particular shingles that have been damaged. Of course, if you’ve had your roof for a while, the new roofing material may not exactly match your current material. If that’s the case, we can work with you to discover the best option that is the most aesthetically pleasing for your property. In addition to replacing damaged shingles, we’ll carefully inspect the sheathing and other components to ensure that no water damage has occurred.
Your home has many mechanical systems that need to evacuate their exhaust into the atmosphere. In addition, in most homes, multiple attack vents are required to prevent your attack from overheating or becoming too damp. While these protrusions are vital to the proper functioning of your home, they also provide points of risk to the integrity of your roof.
Even if the vents, chimneys, and other components were properly sealed when they were installed, the hot summers in Sacramento can cause these sealants to break down, over time. When that occurs, due to the size of the protrusions, you risk a large amount of moisture entering through your roof in a short amount of time, resulting in major damage to your home. We will carefully inspect all protrusions in your roof to ensure that their weather-stripping is maintaining its usefulness.