Roof Repair FAQs for New London, New Hampshire
How do ice dams develop on roofs?
Ice dams occur when roofs are poorly insulated. Heat inside the structure rises to the highest points of the building or home. When the roof insulation/underlayment is unable to keep this heat from dissipating outdoors, it melts the snow on top of the roof. The melted snow collects and freezes, leading to an ice dam.
Ice dams can cause roof leaks and cause excessive stress on the roofing structure. Properly insulating the inside the building and under the roofing material itself is the best way to prevent ice dams. If you have a problem with ice dams, contact a roofing contractor from Hometown to have the roof assessed. Waiting too long can turn a small roof repair into a full roof replacement.
Typical cost of minor rubber roofing repairs
Minor rubber roofing repairs are usually quick and easy jobs for an experienced roofer. It’s also a relatively inexpensive repair, especially considering how much a small leak can balloon into a huge, expensive problem down the road if the small leak isn't repaired.
A small leak is often repaired for as little as $100 to $200, depending upon where you live and the full extent of the repair. A minor leak can become more expensive when there are multiple leaks in the roof, sheathing is damaged or new flashing is needed. Your roofer can give you a more accurate estimate for materials and labors.
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