From roof maintenance to sudden repairs, we’ve got you covered
Whatever roof damage you’re experiencing, it’s important to have your roof inspected and repaired by an expert contractor before small roofing issues become serious problems. It is always best to be proactive. Whether your roof is leaking or showing signs of wear, the professionals at Elite Exteriors can take a look at your roof and complete the necessary roof repairs quickly and correctly.
If you’re looking for help repairing your roof in Minnesota or Florida, call us or click below to schedule your free, no-obligation cost estimate today! We provide a wide range of roof repair services to homeowners.
Signs that you need roof repair
Maintaining your roof and fixing a problem as soon as you notice it can best help prolong the need for a new roof. If your roof is more than 20 years old, or notice any of these signs of roof damage, you should consider getting your roof repaired:
- Leak in the attic
- Missing, cracked or curling shingles
- Missing granules or bald spots on shingles
- Discolored shingles
- Damaged flashing
- Damaged fascia
Whether your roof damage is from aging or wear and tear, or a storm has damaged your roof, our roof repair services can help prevent the need for a roof replacement and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your roof is properly protecting your home.
Storm & hail damage repairs
If your roof has been damaged by a storm, don’t trust your roof repair to the first storm chasing contractor that comes knocking at your door. Our team of professionals will inspect your roof, address any problems and restore the roof to its original condition.
A storm-damaged roof is nothing to ignore. Strong winds can cause your shingles to crack, bend or blow off, leaving your roof and the inside of your home vulnerable to water damage. While hailstorms can cause dents or cracking in your shingles, not all hail damage is easy to spot and can cause a leak later on. If you’ve experienced a recent storm and think you might have hail damage, it’s best to have your roof evaluated by a professional to prevent costly repairs or replacement.
We have experience with roof insurance claims and can meet with your insurance adjuster while they are inspecting your property for storm damage. We will provide you with a free estimate of the cost of your roof repair job.
Ensure your roof is in good condition with our thorough roof inspection
Whether you’ve experienced severe weather or are planning to sell your home, a roof inspection is essential.
All roofs eventually wear down over time, which is why a regular roof inspection is essential to ensuring the quality of your roof. Most people get their roof inspected when preparing their home for sale, but roofs that are past warranty or have recently been exposed to severe weather should be inspected too.
Elite Exteriors provides thorough roof inspections and roof certifications to ensure that the structural integrity of your roof is intact. We carefully evaluate all aspects of your roof and identify any areas that need repair or replacement, allowing you to prove your roof is in good condition.
We provide expert roofing repair for storm damage
Imagine Tiger Woods driving a thousand golf balls at your roof and you’ll have a good idea of how a severe hail storm can harm roof shingles and other roof elements (skylights, gutters, vent hoods, etc.).
Following a severe storm, your first roofing concern is whether or not the storm caused any leakage that might damage your home’s interior. Even if your roof does survive a hail storm without leaking, there may still be significant hail damage. That’s why it’s important to call in an experienced roofing expert like Elite Exteriors to check your roof for hail damage.
We will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and look for any signs of roof hail damage. Our expert roofers have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it’s roof repair or roofing replacement. After a storm, we’re the experts to call! We proudly service Bloomington, Eagan, Burnsville, and nearby!
Hail & Storm Repair Services
- Free & thorough inspection of a roof for storm damage and roof hail damage.
- Inspection covers roof shingles, gutters, skylights, flashing, vent hoods, vent stacks, chimney caps & chimneys.
- Free estimates for all recommended roof repairs.
- Prompt, expert repair and/or replacement of storm-damaged roof elements
Hail damages different roofing materials in different ways
Experience in roof inspections following hail storms has educated roofing contractors and insurance inspectors about how hail damage affects different roofing materials. Not surprisingly, hail damages different roofing materials in different ways.
Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
- Hail damage to asphalt shingles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life. This damage usually qualifies the homeowner for an insurance claim.
- Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
- Hail damage to slate roofs: Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
We respond quickly to repair hail damage and prevent roof leaks
The high winds that often accompany hailstorms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call your insurance agent as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement.
We stop wood rot from damaging your roof & devaluing your home
Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board is rotted.
Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior window sill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Worse is when you’re in the basement or crawlspace and notice rot in structural beams and joists!
Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action.
What causes rot anyway?
The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.
To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.
Where to Inspect for Dry Rot & Wood Rot
Armed with an awl or a small screwdriver, inspect locations where rot often gains a foothold. Use the tool to poke into areas that are suspects (blistered or soft) to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:
- Exposed framing in a basement or crawlspace
- Exterior window sills and door thresholds
- Exterior window and door casings (trim)
- The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
- Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
- Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)
A solid roof can help prevent dry rot damage
Stop the rot. Without excess moisture, rot cannot gain a foothold in your home. Properly maintained gutters and reduced moisture infiltration at the windows are good preventative measures.
Most of the strategies for fighting dry rot throughout the house begin with your roof. If your roof is not sound and your gutters are clogged or misaligned, tremendous amounts of water can enter your home and saturate the ground around your foundation (which can also allow water to seep into your home). So, the first rule of home care is to make sure your roof is leak-free and in good repair. As a leading roofing contractor in Greater Minneapolis, we offer comprehensive roofing services, including a variety of roof repairs to help you maintain your roof’s condition.
Elite Exteriors also understands that the roof is more than a barrier to rain and snow. It is also where your home exhales! A properly vented roof also expels much of the water vapor that builds up in the home and plays an important role in keeping the moisture content in building materials to safe levels.
Vent openings are typically located along the roof’s ridge and soffits at the eaves. These roof vents are usually continuous in order to maintain adequate air flow.
Warm, often humid, air naturally rises up (warm air rises) through the ridge vents and replacement air is drawn in through soffit vents to replace it.
Called convection, or the “stack effect,” replacement air may also be drawn from wall cavities that surround the lower levels of your home – and even from your basement. The stack effect normally helps maintain low moisture levels throughout your home.
We install soffit, gable & ridge vents for effective attic ventilation
It’s understandable that roof ventilation is often overlooked, as most people are simply worried about their roof keeping their home dry. However, a well-ventilated roof can make life easier and better for those living beneath it. Proper roof and attic ventilation can lower heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort, and grant longer life to roof shingles.
In the summertime, a properly ventilated roof allows hot air in the attic to escape, reducing the demand on your air conditioning system. In the winter, ventilation combines with good attic insulation to keep the roof surface cold, so that snow won’t melt on the roof surface and then freeze to form ice dams along the eaves.
Add roof vents to ensure a long-lasting roof over your head
If your roof is not well-ventilated, ask a roofing contractor about improving roof ventilation with ridge, soffit or gable-end vents. All of these roof vents can be installed in an existing roof, or when your roofing is being replaced.
The specialists at Elite Exteriors can help you choose the right type of roof vents for your home. We can repair or install roof vents and improve your attic ventilation.
TYPES OF VENTS
Installed along the roof peak, ridge vents are probably the most important vents in any “passive” (non-electric) roof ventilation system. Hot air that accumulates inside the attic rises by convection and escapes outside through ridge vents.
As hot air escapes, fresh outside air is drawn into the attic through soffit vents (see below).
Not always easy to see, the openings for a ridge vent are the continuous space on either side of the ridge cap
On an asphalt shingle roof, ridge vents are usually covered by a layer of shingles. The warmest air in the attic rises naturally to the roof peak and escapes outside through the ridge vents.