S&L Roofing is committed to providing exceptional quality roof inspection, maintenance, and repair services to our valued clients, and also educating them about why these services are needed. Below, we provide answers to some common residential roofing system concerns.Why is my roof leaking?
Each type of residential roofing system develops leaks for different reasons. But in general, leaks typically develop due to damaged, missing, or loose shingles, shakes, and tiles. Poor roof drainage due to excessive debris buildup contributes to the problem, as does the presence of insufficient, improperly installed, or damaged roof flashing in roof transition areas and at points of roof penetration. And on flat roofs, damage to the cap sheet or gravel layer is typically the culprit.Why is choosing the right roof repair company so important?
Substandard roofers try to "cut corners" by not performing roof repairs correctly, such as by skimping on areas where proper roof flashing is paramount. Often, these roof repairs fail over time and must be redone, or even worse, are so poorly done that they lead to the development of additional roof problems.Why is preventive roof maintenance so important to the long term functionality of residential roofing systems?
During routine maintenance services, small roofing issues can be identified and resolved before they develop into larger roof problems. Missing, damaged, or loose shingles, shakes, and tiles can be repaired or replaced; drainage issues can be addressed; damaged or improperly installed flashing can be repaired or replaced; and bubbling or blistering on flat roofs can be repaired.Why is periodic roof and rain gutter cleaning so important?
Excessive debris buildup can lead to water ponding on the roof, compounding any roof drainage problems which already exist, and encouraging the development of roof leaks if not corrected.How do I know if my home's roof can be repaired, or whether I need complete roof replacement?
When roof weathering and damage is serious, only a thorough roof inspection performed by an experienced roofing professional can determine if roof repairs will be enough to resolve the roof's problems, or whether it is time to install a new roofing system.
Owner, Leo Valdez, responded in a timely manner to help solve an indoor leak problem and the work was completed in a very timely manner. Three weeks later the leak was even worse and Leo returned with a willingness to get to the root of the problem. He was unable find the leak and he even showed me how dry things were under the tiles and felt. At that point I had an idea that the leak may be coming from a non-roof area and I discovered this to be the case. Leo stayed cool and promptly finished up the unnecessary roof work. I appreciated his professionalism and courtesy and, needless to say, paid him something extra for his time and troubles. Now I have to call in a plumber which I should have done in the first place.