Metairie, Louisiana Roofing and Roof Repair
Your roof is perhaps the most important part of your home, because when your roof has problems, the whole house has a problem. One leak, one age spot or one missing shingle can cause a mess inside, so when you notice water in the home you will no doubt have questions about your roof. Will it be a simple matter of a repair, or will you have to replace the whole thing?
This is an important question, and one that takes experience and know-how to answer properly. That’s where Shifflett Roofing comes in, serving Metairie, Louisiana with over 23 years of experience, the finest materials and a dedication to service. If you are experiencing issues with your roof, call one of our qualified service representatives to help determine the best way to fix it. And until they arrive, read on to learn more about the options available to you.
Repairing a Roof
The first step in determining what needs to be done is to find the leak. Telltale signs will include wet spots or water on the ceiling or running down walls, damage to flashing or shingles or sediment from shingles in your gutters. In inspecting your roof, our staff will give you a full and honest assessment of its condition including any damaged spots using drone footage and photos.
Once you’ve determined the source and exactly how much damage it entails, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about what kind of repair is needed. If there has been wind or other kind of damage to a relatively small area, it’s a simple and minor repair requiring just a few new shingles. Even if the damage is more widespread, it could still be a matter of replacing one section, which will be more cost effective than replacing an entire roof.
For the most part, roof repairs are a simple matter of replacing cracked or missing shingles, patching up any leaks underneath and fixing any associated damage. By focusing on just the damaged area, you’re able to extend the lifespan of your existing roof without the time and expense of a full-scale repair. However, that is not always an option.
Is it Time for a Replacement?
Sometimes a roof is just too far gone for a simple repair, and will need to be replaced entirely before your home experiences further damage from water infiltration. There are several factors that go into determining whether your roof has reached the end of its useful lifespan.
- Age: Unless you purchased an extended warranty at the time the roof was installed, you can expect it to give you 15-20 years of protection.,
- Water Spots: You might spot these inside the house, running down interior walls or spreading across the ceiling. You might notice these outside the house, on the flashing or dripping down exterior walls. Either way, they are sure signs of a leak.
- Shingles: Ideally, your shingles will be laid completely flat and well overlapped. Cracks in shingles, bald spots where granules have worn away, or visible signs of warping, can indicate that the shingles are due to be replaced, and with them the entire roof.
- Structure: Over time, a roof will develop low-lying spots caused by sagging or drooping in the structure. These spots collect water, holding it where it can lead to rot and cause massive damage to your home.
Replacing Your Roof
Ideally, your roof will only require repairs to a single section. However, every roof reaches the end of its lifespan eventually, and if your roof’s time has come we are happy to work with you in financing. Once you do decide to go forward the process is fairly straightforward.
Step one: Roof Tear-Off. Our service experts will begin by removing all of the shingles from your roof section-by-section to prepare the surface for the new roof.
Step two: Decking Inspection. At the heart of the roof’s support structure is the decking, a critical protective layer atop your home. We will give the decking a thorough inspection, ensuring that it is still in good working order.
Step three: Installation. Starting with new flashing, underlayment and a drip edge, we will go through and replace every element of your existing roof. With this vital waterproof layer restored, we will install your roof’s new ventilation system while adding new shingles, section by section, with your choice of warranty.
Step four: Clean up. Our professionals will take the extra time to ensure everything is cleared away and looking beautiful before we go. Taking about an hour depending on the size of your home, this step will include full cleaning of your new roof, your gutters and the surrounding grounds.
How We’re Different
There is no one size fits all when it comes to roofing, so Shifflett Roofing and Exteriors always gives you exactly what your roof needs, nothing more and nothing less. We don’t upsell you. We don’t guesstimate. Instead, we customize a plan for your roof and only your roof, so you only pay for what you need.
The information above should help you determine what your roof needs. But if you’d like to hear it from the experts, we offer a free, in-depth inspection with no obligation to buy. Whether you choose to go with us or not, our fully licensed and insured certified Master Elite Roofing Inspectors will examine your roof in exact detail and tell you exactly what your roof needs.
Carrying the Master Elite Roofing Inspector designation means meeting the rigorous standards of GAF, one of the oldest and most trusted shingle manufacturers in America. We demonstrate our commitment to excellence by maintaining an “excellent” rating with the Better Business Bureau and scoring 99 percent in customer satisfaction surveys, putting us in a league with just three percent of roofing companies nationwide.
What this means to you is an honest assessment of your roof and the best options available to you, one that you can trust. It means keeping you fully informed of every step of the process. It means we only sell you what you need. And it means simple financing that makes the whole process easy.
Whether you need an entirely new roof or just a repair, we will work around your schedule to create the best experience possible while making your roof look its best while protecting your home. Fill out the form below or call (504) 329-5665 to schedule your inspection.