Roofing Repair & Maintenance

Repair or Replace?

Many homeowners have reported serious roofing problems in homes that are only a few years old.  In many cases, the roofs were repaired; in others, the roofs were replaced.  

Roofs only a few years old should not need to be replaced.  Before hiring a roofer to either repair or replace your roof, it is good to understand some basic roofing concepts and problems.


Roofing Systems

Knowing what type of roofing system you need repaired or what type of new roofing system you want installed can help you to find the right roofing contractor for the job. Roofing systems vary from flat to metal and everything in between, so finding a roofing contractor who specializes in your particular roofing materials is very important to ensure you get the best job at the best price. 

Here at Baltic Exteriors, we’ve worked on every type and style roofing system there is. Whether it’s three tab shingles, algae resistant shingles, tile shingles, architectural shingles, cedar shakes, hot tar roofs or flat roofs Baltic Exteriors, has the experience to repair or replace any roofing system available. Baltic Exteriors, can also repair roof leaks around flashing, siding, gutters, windows, chimneys, skylights and other roofing penetrations with ease. No matter what type of roofing repair or replacement project you need done for your residence or business, Baltic Exteriors, has got you covered.


Common Roofing Repair Problems

There are many reasons why your roof might leak and you’ll need to call for an emergency service. Just because a roof leak appears in one location inside of the structure, doesn’t mean it came from that location. Water seeks its own level so that if a leak occurs at the top of the roof, it could run down the interior of the structure unexposed long before it shows itself as a puddle on your floor.   

That’s why at Baltic Exteriors we use handheld infrared scanning devices to help find hidden moisture damages that lie under roofing materials, covered from the naked eye. With the right tools, technology and experience, you can be sure Baltic Exteriorsis going to solve your roofing problems quickly, efficiently and affordably.


Signs that Repair is Needed

When you have any roofing problems or leaks, these common roofing problems may be the culprit: 

  • Damaged pipe flanges
  • Improperly installed ridge vents
  • Storm damages
  • Clogged/damaged gutters
  • Exposed roofing nails
  • Step flashings on walls
  • Skylight flashing leaks
  • Standing snow
  • High winds
  • Built up leaf debris


Cedar Roof

Cedar shingles can start to dry, curl, and crack sometimes very quickly. The silver patina that gives cedar its weather-beaten look is essentially the start of fungal growth. If your roof color has faded noticeably you can test it to see if it needs to be treated. Simply put some water on the shingles and see if the shingles absorb the water. If some of the water is absorbed it's more than likely you need to have a cedar roof treatment applied.

Cedar roof treatments are highly recommended to preserve and help extend the life of your cedar roof. Always use a roofing professional to clean and treat your roof. Don't settle for a painter that applies treatment as an added service. Cedar roofs are more delicate than you might think. The wrong methods can damage your roof even more.


Do You Need a New Cedar Roof?

Signs you may need to replace your cedar shingled roof:

  • Shingles are starting to curl
  • Shingles have mold and algae
  • Shingles appear dry and cracked
  • Ceiling stains and bulging
  • Soffits and paint around roof is cracked and appears weakened


Contact Us

If you experience any of these roofing problems, immediately call a professional roofing contractor to repair your roofing damages before they get any worse. Call us at (630) 243-5394 today for a free, no obligation estimate and let us find the exact cause of your roofing leak so you can get your home repaired right away.  


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