Cedar Roof Repair
At Bird's Eye Roofing, we take pride in being your go-to full-service roofing company, offering expert cedar roof repair services. Your cedar roof is not just a functional element of your home; it's a statement of style and quality. That's why we are dedicated to ensuring it remains in excellent condition. In this post, we will guide you through the essential aspects of cedar roof repair and how to make informed decisions to protect your investment.
When to Repair a Cedar Roof
If you've noticed persistent leaks in your home, especially during rainstorms, it's a clear sign that your cedar roof needs attention. These leaks can damage the interior of your home and lead to costly repairs if not addressed promptly.
Shakes Are Missing, Falling Off, or Damaged
Cedar shakes are the protective layers of your roof. When they start to go missing, fall off, or are visibly damaged, your roof's integrity is compromised. This can allow water to seep through and damage the underlying structure.
How Much Does Cedar Roof Repair Cost?
Cedar roof repairs are more intricate than other types of roof repairs, such as asphalt shingles. They require increased expertise in material selection and installation methods, so most contractors will not touch cedar repairs.
Common Cedar Repair Costs
- Repairing damaged pipe boots can be in the range of $500-$1,000, depending on the number of pipe boots. If one is leaking, there are likely several more that should be worked on
- More extensive cedar repairs such as chimneys or skylights can be $1,000 per area being worked on.
- Sometimes, repairing cedar as part of a broader repair maintenance package will make more sense, and will look better when the repairs are completed.
Our Cedar Repair Process
Our roof repair process is meticulous and thorough, ensuring the longevity of your cedar roof:
- Inspection: We begin with a comprehensive inspection to identify damaged areas, leaks, and other issues.
- Precision Repair: Our team employs expert techniques to replace or secure damaged shakes and shingles, addressing the root cause of the problem.
- Quality Assurance: We conduct quality assurance checks to ensure your roof is restored to its original condition and free from leaks.
When to Consider Cedar Roof Restoration
Sometimes, repair may not be enough, and maintenance or restoration is the better option. Consider these scenarios:
Curling or Cupping of Shakes
Curling or cupping of cedar shakes can indicate that the wood is deteriorating and requires attention.
Cracking or Splitting
Cracks or splits in cedar shakes can lead to water penetration and, over time, further damage to your roof.
Aging cedar roofs may exhibit wear and tear, which can be mitigated through maintenance or restoration.
When to Consider Cedar Roof Replacement
In certain cases, replacement is the most prudent choice. You should consider cedar roof replacement if you notice:
Aging and Visible Signs of Wear
An aging roof with visible signs of wear, such as extensive weathering, may no longer be salvageable through repairs.
Curling or Cupping
Severe curling or cupping can make repairs ineffective, as the shakes are beyond their useful life.
Cracking or Splitting
Extensive cracking or splitting may compromise the structural integrity of your cedar roof.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
When numerous shakes are missing or damaged, it's often more cost-effective to replace the roof.
Persistent & Multiple Leaks
If leaks persist even after attempted repairs or if you have multiple areas with leaks, it's a strong indicator that replacement is needed.
How to Choose a Contractor for Cedar Repair
Selecting the right contractor is crucial for a successful cedar roof repair:
- Strong Repair Knowledge to Stop Leaks: Look for a contractor with the expertise to effectively stop leaks and address the root causes.
- Experience with Cedar: Experience matters. A contractor familiar with cedar roofing will perform better repairs.
- Insurance: Ensure your chosen contractor has appropriate insurance coverage to protect your property during the repair process.
Your cedar roof is a valuable asset, both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. With Bird's Eye Roofing, you can trust that your cedar roof will be in expert hands. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance with your cedar roof repair needs. We're here to protect your investment and ensure your peace of mind.