ROOF REPAIRS

Roof Repairs

Roof Repairs in Felida, Battleground & Vancouver, WA


Ridgeline Roofing, LLC is a roofing company that specializes in roof repairs and finding leaks for the LA Center, WA and Vancouver, WA area. Whether you have wind or storm damage, we’ve got you covered. We will find the source of the leak and quote you an honest price. The only additional costs that could apply are if there’s extensive plywood rot or other wood rot. We have years of experience fixing leaks, including the leaks that others couldn’t find. There are a few different types of roof leaks. On this page are some pictures with a brief description of what’s happening.
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THIS IS A TWO-PIECE LEAD POWER MAST FLASHING.
Power masts or overhead power lines running to your home are usually found on older homes. This flashing pictured here allows a roofer to replace the flashing without having your local utility company disconnect the power. Most roofers just use the old flashing and put some tar or silicone on it to prevent it from leaking. The problem with this is the tar or silicone only lasts so long in the sun’s UV rays. It’s always cheaper to install new flashing than to replace your electrical panel. The water will run directly into your breaker box and short out if the flashing on the roof is leaking.
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THIS IS A PIPE FLASHING ON THE ROOF.
You can see that the rubber seal on the pipe has cracked and is falling apart. This will usually happen after about 10-12 years. If the roof is walkable without any special equipment to prevent sliding off, it’s a pretty easy fix. Have your roof checked out every few years to prevent leaks of this nature.
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THIS IS A ROOF THAT IS GETTING OLD AND IS PRONE TO WIND DAMAGE.
Wind damage occurs when the shingles lose their ability to seal down to each other. When this happens, the shingles can freely blow in the wind. A shingle can only bend back and forth a few times before they break up and start to fall off.
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THIS IS A LEAK BELOW A DOWNSPOUT. 
This usually occurs within about 8-10 years if you have a downspout or gutter draining from a second story onto the first story roof. Why does this happen? The shingles are water-resistant, not waterproof. When you have a gutter draining onto the roof, it overrides the shingles and basically puts them under water. The water then seeps under the shingles and hits the fasteners holding the shingles on. Once the fasteners rust out, you have a roof leak.
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THIS IS A VALLEY LEAK.
Why is it leaking? If you look close, you can see in the wetter/darker spot on the shingle that there are two nail heads that are rusty. This valley looked great from the top, but once we started digging into it, we noticed poor nail placement by the previous installer. This is very common on your home’s first roof, as the builder usually uses the cheapest roofer possible. This roof was about 11 years old. The whole roof will have to be replaced soon, because the workmanship is failing. The shingles are in great shape, but it’s always the workmanship that will fail first. Remember, it’s all about workmanship.
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TREE BRANCH IN THE ROOF. 
This branch fell from a big fir tree and speared through the roof shingles and plywood. This happens frequently during big wind storms in the Pacific Northwest. The simple fix is to remove the branch and surrounding shingles. Place a piece of thin metal (8×8 tin shingle) over the hole and install new shingles. Another way to fix this is to remove the branch and surrounding shingles, and replace the area of plywood that had a big hole in it. Then install the new shingles. It’s always cheaper to fix it right the first time rather than have a home inspector call it on the inspection report when you go to sell the home.
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POOR ATTIC VENTILATION. 
What happened here is the insulation was tight up against the plywood, not allowing a 1” gap for air to vent from the lower roof to the peak of the roof. The plywood then built up condensation on the underside and rotted out. The plywood then sagged enough to create a dip in the roof and caused a leak. Attic ventilation problems are especially prone to homes with vaulted ceilings. The correct way to fix this problem is to remove the shingles and plywood, install baffles to allow for an air gap, and install new plywood and shingles. Not a cheap fix. For more information, contact us today.
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