TechPro provides emergency leak repair services for all types of low-slope and steep-slope roofing. We respond quickly and address problems using only quality repair materials to help ensure that repairs are as permanent as possible. Typical types of emergency leak repairs include:
- Shingle Blow Offs: Shingle roofs at the end of their service lives or were not installed properly in the first place can begin to lose shingles in high wind conditions. In extreme cases whole sections of shingles will slide off a roof. With respect to the roof shown at the right, the original roof was installed without underlayment that could have acted as a secondary barrier and the shingles were not properly fastened in place. This section of roof faces West and a strong winds have gotten under the shingles and blew them off with significant interior leak damage being the result. As this roof ages the strata can anticipate repeat occurrences of this event.
- Flat Roof Membrane Leaks: The source of a flat roof leak can be easy or more difficult to locate depending on the type of roof system. With EPDM, TPO and PVC systems, leaks can be relativity easy to locate. With a torch-on roof the process can be somewhat more difficult. The most difficult type of roof to deal with is tar and gravel roofing. The most common way a tar and gravel roof beings to fail is that due to “thermal cycling” the roof’s alternating layers of asphalt and tar paper essential get sawed through to result in leaks. What is difficult with a tar and gravel roof is the source of the leak is under a layer of pea gravel that must first be removed and then, as shown in the photo, splits in the membrane can be very hard to locate.
- Rusted Out Flat Roof Vents: One particular type of roof leak pertaining to flat roofs and often results in a significant amount of interior damage occurs when a rooftop vent rusts through at its base. Unfortunately, the vents that are most prone to doing so are ones located in roof areas that pond water, and when a rust hole finally does develop, the entire area of ponded water can suddenly drain directly into the building. This is one example of a risk that can easily be prevented from occurring through a regular preventive maintenance program.