Roof Repair Articles

Partial Roof Damage: Can a New Roof Be Installed in Stages or Sections?

September 15, 2017

From a homeowner in Texas who experienced only partial roof damage: Q. I read your post on metal over shingle and just had Hurricane Harvey further degrade my 2000 Comp roof on the west side of the house. Can I roof the West 1500 square foot with metal?  What would the top crown of a straight front composition… ( read more )

Ice Dams and Metal Roofing

May 29, 2017

Todd from Washington recently asked me this question about ice dams and metal roofing: Q: We bought and moved into our house in January. The neighborhood is in a mountain setting and gets a lot of snow. We are new to the area and didn’t really know anything about ice dams. A few weeks after… ( read more )

Exposed Fasteners: Leaking or Condensation?

May 20, 2017

I am not a huge fan of exposed fasteners for roofs on residential applications. Probably 80% of the questions I receive about problems with metal roofs pertain to these types of panels. That said, I am happy to help when I can. I recently received the following question from Jane: Q. I noticed my inside… ( read more )

Gutters Torn Off By Snow

March 8, 2017

A nice homeowner named Lisa emailed me the following about her recent issues with the gutters on her home being torn off by sliding snow. Q: I came across an old posting of yours in which you were giving advice to a homeowner like me who had a metal roof and problems with cascading snow… ( read more )

Wind-Damaged Roofing Repair or Solution?

July 4, 2012

Wind and hail storms have damaged roofs in many areas of the country in recent weeks. This has left homeowners who felt that they had years of service left in their roofs frustrated as they face insurance claims and extensive repairs or replacement due to wind-damaged roofing. Furthermore, even if repairs are possible, the damages… ( read more )

Roof Damaged By Hail?

March 3, 2012

Unfortunately, severe spring storms are upon us and those storms often include one of your roof’s worst enemies – hail. Hail storms damage countless roofs each year. It is not unusual in some very hail-prone areas for homeowners to have their roofs replaced several times within the same decade due to damage. And, adding insult… ( read more )