Roof leak repair cost Collinsville Il, 62234

One of my most favorite customer calls is when the customer states “It only leaks when it rains”!  I would be concerned if it leaked when it is not raining.  There are several reasons your roof may be leaking.  Lets examine some possibilities.

1. Missing shingles-  In high winds or hail shingles may blow off.  To repair blown off shingles you first match the shingles for color and manufacturer.  Next install the shingles to manufacturers specifications.  Due to the fact that you must match and purchase a bundle of shingles and have a service call you may be looking at a $250.00 service call charge for this repair.

2. Boots-  Neoprene (rubber) boots can disintegrate over time.  This is why we always suggest lead boots. Lead boots are slightly more expensive but will last much longer.  Even though you incur the cost of the lead boots in the beginning you may save yourself the hassle of inuring interior damage.  To remove boot and replace with a lead boot a service call of $200.00 may be incurred.

3. Flashing-  Flashing is metal installed around chimneys, dormers, and skylights.  If flashing is not installed properly or becomes damaged it can lead to leaks.  This is a difficult one to put a price on.  Shingles surrounding the area must be removed and replaced.  Siding may need to be manipulated and flashing will be need to be made to secure the area.  A service charge for flashing repair can be from $200-$900.

4. Incorrect roofing materials used-  If a roof is under a 3/12 it is suggested that roofing made specifically for flat roofs be used.   The area will need to be completely removed and new roofing material installed.  you can expect a $350.00 charge per square to be removed and replaced.  Damaged wood is an additional $40.00 per sheet.

5. IT IS NOT YOUR ROOF!- Ok, here is the shocker.  It may not even be your roof.  Water is a very powerful source.  if there is the slightest hole in your siding it may get in and appear as a roof leak.  I have also seen water getting into windows and appearing as a roof leak in other areas of the home.  To remove and replace siding you are looking at a service charge to remove and repair the damaged area this can be anywhere from $225 or as much as $375 per square (depending on the quality of siding).  If the leaky windows are the culprit you can caulk them yourself and save the service charge!

Safety first!  I encourage everyone to be safe and never get on your roof yourself.  Call a licensed roofer to examine your roof leak.

Thanks,

Sarah Ryterski, Owner Ryterski Remodeling Inc. Call to chat anytime!  (618) 558-2675.

5 most common roofing problems metro-east Illinois and cost to repair.

One of my most favorite customer calls is when the customer states “It only leaks when it rains”!  I would be concerned if it leaked when it is not raining.  There are several reasons your roof may be leaking.  Lets examine some possibilities.

1. Missing shingles-  In high winds or hail shingles may blow off.  To repair blown off shingles you first match the shingles for color and manufacturer.  Next install the shingles to manufacturers specifications.  Due to the fact that you must match and purchase a bundle of shingles and have a service call you may be looking at a $250.00 service call charge for this repair.

2. Boots-  Neoprene (rubber) boots can disintegrate over time.  This is why we always suggest lead boots. Lead boots are slightly more expensive but will last much longer.  Even though you incur the cost of the lead boots in the beginning you may save yourself the hassle of inuring interior damage.  To remove boot and replace with a lead boot a service call of $200.00 may be incurred.

3. Flashing-  Flashing is metal installed around chimneys, dormers, and skylights.  If flashing is not installed properly or becomes damaged it can lead to leaks.  This is a difficult one to put a price on.  Shingles surrounding the area must be removed and replaced.  Siding may need to be manipulated and flashing will be need to be made to secure the area.  A service charge for flashing repair can be from $200-$900.

4. Incorrect roofing materials used-  If a roof is under a 3/12 it is suggested that roofing made specifically for flat roofs be used.   The area will need to be completely removed and new roofing material installed.  you can expect a $350.00 charge per square to be removed and replaced.  Damaged wood is an additional $40.00 per sheet.

5. IT IS NOT YOUR ROOF!- Ok, here is the shocker.  It may not even be your roof.  Water is a very powerful source.  if there is the slightest hole in your siding it may get in and appear as a roof leak.  I have also seen water getting into windows and appearing as a roof leak in other areas of the home.  To remove and replace siding you are looking at a service charge to remove and repair the damaged area this can be anywhere from $225 or as much as $375 per square (depending on the quality of siding).  If the leaky windows are the culprit you can caulk them yourself and save the service charge!

Safety first!  I encourage everyone to be safe and never get on your roof yourself.  Call a licensed roofer to examine your roof leak.

Thanks,

Sarah Ryterski, Owner Ryterski Remodeling Inc. Call to chat anytime!  (618) 558-2675.

How much will my roof cost in Maryville Il?

How much will my roof cost in Maryville, Illinois?

Day after day the question arises “How much will my roof cost?”

You can easily measure your roof from the ground and once you know the number of squares you can multiply by $250.00 to find the price of your new roof.  *This is including Landmark Certainteed shingles on a one layer 7/12 pitch roof or under*

1.

Measure the ground dimensions of the house using a tape measure, and write down these dimensions. Multiply the length by the width to arrive at the ground area of the house. If the house has an irregular shape, measure each part separately, figure the separate areas and add them together.

2.

Convert the area to roofing squares. Because each 100 square feet of roof is one roofing square, divide the total area from Step 1 by 100. The answer is the number of roofing squares for the roof.

3.

Estimate the pitch of the roof. Roofs have one of three pitches: low, medium or high. A low pitch rises 3 inches every 12 inches of base horizontal length. A medium pitch rises 6 to 9 inches every 12 inches of base horizontal length. A high pitch roof rises more than 9 inches for every 12 inches of base horizontal length. Estimate the roof pitch by sight or calculate it with a level in the next step.

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4.

Calculate roof pitch by downloading a free app by pictometry on your mobile device.  Use the pitch gauge by lining the gauge to the roof line this will give you the pitch of your roof.

5.

Multiply the number of roofing squares for a low-pitch roof by 1.06 to 1.08 to get the square roof area. Multiply the number of roofing squares for a medium-pitch roof by 1.12 to 1.25 — or by 1.3 to 1.42 for a high-pitch roof — to get the square roof area.

 

Here is the link for more pictometry information

Maryville Building and Zoning

How much will my roof cost in Glen Carbon Il?

How much will my roof cost in Glen Carbon, Illinois?

Day after day the question arises “How much will my roof cost?”

You can easily measure your roof from the ground and once you know the number of squares you can multiply by $250.00 to find the price of your new roof.  *This is including Landmark Certainteed shingles on a one layer 7/12 pitch roof or under*

1.

Measure the ground dimensions of the house using a tape measure, and write down these dimensions. Multiply the length by the width to arrive at the ground area of the house. If the house has an irregular shape, measure each part separately, figure the separate areas and add them together.

2.

Convert the area to roofing squares. Because each 100 square feet of roof is one roofing square, divide the total area from Step 1 by 100. The answer is the number of roofing squares for the roof.

3.

Estimate the pitch of the roof. Roofs have one of three pitches: low, medium or high. A low pitch rises 3 inches every 12 inches of base horizontal length. A medium pitch rises 6 to 9 inches every 12 inches of base horizontal length. A high pitch roof rises more than 9 inches for every 12 inches of base horizontal length. Estimate the roof pitch by sight or calculate it with a level in the next step.

photo 2

4.

Calculate roof pitch by downloading a free app by pictometry on your mobile device.  Use the pitch gauge by lining the gauge to the roof line this will give you the pitch of your roof.

5.

Multiply the number of roofing squares for a low-pitch roof by 1.06 to 1.08 to get the square roof area. Multiply the number of roofing squares for a medium-pitch roof by 1.12 to 1.25 — or by 1.3 to 1.42 for a high-pitch roof — to get the square roof area.

 

Here is the link for more pictometry information

Glen Carbon Building and Zoning

How much will my roof cost in Granite City Il?

How much will my roof cost in Granite City, Illinois?

Day after day the question arises “How much will my roof cost?”

You can easily measure your roof from the ground and once you know the number of squares you can multiply by $250.00 to find the price of your new roof.  *This is including Landmark Certainteed shingles on a one layer 7/12 pitch roof or under*

1.

Measure the ground dimensions of the house using a tape measure, and write down these dimensions. Multiply the length by the width to arrive at the ground area of the house. If the house has an irregular shape, measure each part separately, figure the separate areas and add them together.

2.

Convert the area to roofing squares. Because each 100 square feet of roof is one roofing square, divide the total area from Step 1 by 100. The answer is the number of roofing squares for the roof.

3.

Estimate the pitch of the roof. Roofs have one of three pitches: low, medium or high. A low pitch rises 3 inches every 12 inches of base horizontal length. A medium pitch rises 6 to 9 inches every 12 inches of base horizontal length. A high pitch roof rises more than 9 inches for every 12 inches of base horizontal length. Estimate the roof pitch by sight or calculate it with a level in the next step.

photo 2

4.

Calculate roof pitch by downloading a free app by pictometry on your mobile device.  Use the pitch gauge by lining the gauge to the roof line this will give you the pitch of your roof.

5.

Multiply the number of roofing squares for a low-pitch roof by 1.06 to 1.08 to get the square roof area. Multiply the number of roofing squares for a medium-pitch roof by 1.12 to 1.25 — or by 1.3 to 1.42 for a high-pitch roof — to get the square roof area.

 

Here is the link for more pictometry information

Granite City building and zoning

 

Roof contractors in Granite, Edwardsville, Swansea and Ofallon il

 

Educational Videos – What do I need to know about reroofing my home?

So You Need to Reroof Your Home?

Maybe you’re not quite sure where to start? Or maybe
you have reroofed your home before, but you need
to brush up on some of the latest products and
procedures? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our educational videos are the perfect solution to your needs.

Your decision to reroof your home may have been the result of seeing a neighbor reroof his or her home. Or you’ve been experiencing some roofing problems which can no longer be ignored. Then again, maybe you’ve decided just to give your home a face lift and a new roof would really enhance the look. Whatever the reason, we want to help you make an informed decision.

To help you through the process, we have developed a series of educational videos which break down the reroofing process into areas such as getting started, selecting a product, selecting a roofing contractor and reroofing procedures. Our videos outline each of these areas and review the most commonly asked questions concerning each topic, with straightforward answers to help resolve some of your uncertainties.

We also suggest reading our printed homeowner brochures (listed under Helpful Resources) in addition to viewing these videos in order to achieve the maximum learning benefit. You’ll find that being prepared and knowing what to expect when your reroofing project begins will help ensure your ultimate satisfaction with your new roof.

Certainteed Roofing Overview:Overview of the manufacturing and quality inspection process

Hiring a Contractor:Reviews the five questions a homeowner should ask when selecting a contractor.

The Roof System:Explains what you can expect when reroofing your home. Covers the entire reroofing process, including tear-off, deck, underlayment, flashing and ventilation.

Designing with CertainTeed Shingles:Gives an overview of CertainTeed’s designer shingles and tips to help you select the right style shingle for your home.

 

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