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Roof Repair 102: The Importance Of Membranes

May 3, 2017
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You would not believe how vital roof maintenance is, especially around the winter. Proper upkeep of your home's exterior will literally decide if your roof can survive a storm or not. Thousands of dollars can be saved if you take the time out to care for your roofing system and gutters. This upkeep will be the decision maker and decide whether you will have roofing leaks and water damage when it rains. So what happens if you do get damage? There are many companies today that focus on repairing roofing. In the event that you had storm damage you should not believe every contractor that tells you to purchase a new roof. You should get second and third opinions to really validate that a new roof is your only option. This is a great way to save money. Repairing costs a fraction of what installing costs.

Many exterior contracting companies have created a business model around "saving roofing".  As you can see there are a lot of factors to consider before deciding to get a need roof or continue with your existing one. This is why consulting with professionals that you can trust is so important. Siding and gutters are also very vulnerable as was witnessed during hurricane Sandy. When it comes to home exterior & gutter repair you will also need to decide if it's worth repairing. So first you must do the proper research and find a handful of local contractors that you can trust. Then, you need to call all of them up and request estimate's from the roof repair contractor. You may ask yourself how in the world some contractors are giving me estimate of repairs and some demanding that I purchase a new roof. The answer really lies in the contractor's ability to use membranes. Membranes are like fancy glue for your home's exterior. The only way to build up the strength of the roof so that it won't leak is with these membranes. If you still cannot answer the question of what are roofing membranes I will try to explain it even further. Roofing systems have connection points that can crack. In addition, the individual pieces often crack as well. The only way to avoid these cracks from causing leaking is to seal them with roofing membranes (preferably GAF Brand). We also want to remind you to not try to be too handy. DIY or do it yourself maintenance is not always effective. You may think you are really handy, but the damage storms can cause is so serious that you really should not take a chance. You must make it clear in your head that certain roof repairs cannot be done yourself. and should not be done yourself. Just remember, just because you called a professional does not mean he knows more than you. That is why you have to shop for the true professional.

The true professional contractor will have the knowledge needed to perform the work properly and the integrity to give you an honest quote. In roofing, second opinion seekers win. Many major local newspapers like the Queens Ledger roofing report have testified that homeowners are seeking repair and restoration options because they cannot afford a new roof. With quality membranes this is possible. Do not try to install a new roof yourself to save money. I know that many homeowners will ignore my advise and decide that they will grab a ladder, climb the siding, and take care of business by themselves. If you are one of those than I highly recommend that you have a few in-home estimate done. This will allow you to regret your decision and hire a pro, or it will at least give you  more insight on how to perform the job properly yourself. Maintaining a roof yourself is hard so the more you know, the better off you will be. Another aggravating issue when you "do it yourself" is that the first half of the job can go really well and the second half can be a nightmare. What happens is that as time goes on you will often not know if your are fixing or damaging your roofing. Then, you will have to call a contractor in at "half-time" and end up spending the same amount that you would have for the complete job. South Shore Roofing takes a lot into consideration as you can tell. Anyone who thinks that contracting is as easy as ABC has a lot to learn. So whether you are in need of some simple repairs, want to design a new roof, or simple have no clue what you need call us today.

NY Roofing is the proud Brooklyn based subsidiary of Royal Brand Contractor services. Below are the locations of the Royal Contracting brand in the five boroughs of NYC.

Royal Renovators Inc. 118-35 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375 (800) 423-2313

Royal Roofing Queens 68-38 Main St #2, Flushing, NY 11367 (718) 489-4009

NY Roofing 2707 Strickland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234 (646) 838-0441

Royal Renovators Inc is Fully Licensed and Insured, with Offices Throughout the NYC Area.
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