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Roof Repair Cost

August 23, 2022
Residential Roofs , Roof Repairs , Storm Damage
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Homeowners with roof damage or leaks often are concerned with the cost of a roof repair. Roof repair cost varies depending on the type of roof, type of damage, and severity of damage on the roof. Roof repair services can be needed rather than a roof replacement when damage is localized to one specific area on the roof. Common roof damage that warrant repairs only that our roofers in Shreveport/Bossier detect often are:

  • Roof leaks (metal or shingle)
  • Tree/branch punctures
  • Missing shingles
  • Malfunctioning roof accessories
  • Gaping around roof accessories
  • Skylight removal and replacement 
  • Chimney flashing and caps 
  • Improperly installed valleys

Roof Leaks (Metal or Shingle)

A common occurrence in roofing systems are leaks in the roof. A roof leak can be identified by water entering the interior of the home. Signs of a roof leak include:

  • Water damage to ceilings/sheetrock
  • Drips from light fixtures
  • Dripping noises that occur only when it rains

Roof leaks can be caused by many factors including punctures in roof, rotted decking below the layer of the shingles and felt, improperly installed roof, gaping around roofing accessories/skylights, and penetrations in metal or shingle roofing systems. The roof repair cost to resolve a roof leak can vary from approximately $300.00-$5000.00 depending on the size and severity of the leak and the underlying cause. It is important to always have a roofer that will warranty a leak repair beyond the initial repair because leaks are difficult to resolve and sometimes need more than one occasion to repair. If a roofer does not warranty the work, you may be out of pocket for the amount of the cost of the leak repair and have a continued leak in your home.

Tree Branch Punctures

Tree branch punctures can impact the underlying decking, felt, and the shingles. This roof repair cost depends on the size of the puncture and if it also affects the framing as well. Typically with smaller tree branches the decking, felt, and shingles are penetrated and have to be replaced in the one target area. Larger tree branches/trees can cause significant damage to the structure of the roof affecting the framing as well which would in turn become more costly to repair because of the reframing and restructuring of the roof itself.

Missing Shingles

Missing shingles are typically a simple repair depending on the type and amount of shingles that are displaced. If the felt and decking are still intact, Roofers can provide the match of the shingle and simply replace the missing ones to match the roof. In some cases colors/style of shingles on the roof are discontinued in which case the homeowner can file a claim for storm damage on the roof and try to work with their insurance company to replace the entire roof, where the shingles will be matched.

Roof Repair Cost for Malfunctioning Roof Accessories

Turbines, turtle vents, pipe jack or split boots can be replaced when malfunctioning or working improperly. This cost depends on the quantity of accessories to replace as well as the type. Turbines typically cost $250.00-$500.00 per turbine to replace for the material and labor. This could depend on if there is a new hole cut out or if the roofer is just replacing the turbine itself. Malfunctioning pipe jacks can be replaced by the roofer and typically cost $75.00-$150.00 per pipe jack.

Gaping around Roof Accessories

It is important to seal the gaps around the roof accessories to prevent roof leaks. This can be done by applying a sealer to the outer edges of the accessories and typically is done quickly and easily. This could cost $300.00-$500.00. It is also important to ensure that the roofer warranties this work or any type of leak repair job.

Skylight Removal and Replacement

Skylights are a roofer’s worst nightmare! These are known in the roofing industry to cause leaks although they do look nice on the home. These can be cracked (in which case the entire skylight must be removed and replaced) or have gaping or rotted decking around the perimeter. Skylight removal and replacement can cost anywhere from $1000.00-$2500.00.  To seal a skylight or replace decking around the perimeter can cost anywhere from $500.00-$1500.00

Chimney Flashing and Replacing Caps

Chimney flashing can be notorious for causing leaks in the interior of the home. Misplaced or gaping around the chimney flashing can cause damage. This roof repair cost can range from $400.00 to $1000.00 depending on the severity of the damage.Chimney caps that are malfunctioning can be replaced at a cost of $400.00-$1500.00 depending on how custom they are made.

Improperly Installed Valleys

Valleys are areas that are notorious for causing leaks and issues within the roof because if not installed properly, they could allow water to “sit” and cause insufficient draining on the roofing structure. A roofer can detail the severity of damage and cost to reinstall the valleys on the structure to provide a stable method for rain water to drain off of the roof.

Who to Call with Roof Repairs in Shreveport/Bossier

Priority Roofing LLC is ready to help you with any roof repair needs! Our team of roofers in Shreveport/Bossier offer a 1-year warranty on all roof repair services. Roof repair cost can vary, but having an experienced roofer who will come back and respond to you is key when hiring a roofing contractor. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a roofing contractor in the Shreveport/Bossier area or schedule an appointment online.

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