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Repairing Common Roofing Problems

Fixing small - big roofing and everything in between

Maintaining your roof will help prevent major repairs in the future.

Roof Damage. Regular roof inspections prevent small problems from turning into bigger and costlier problems.

Do you have a roofing problem? Some roofing problems are obvious, for example shingles that blow off in a storm. Other times a trained eye is needed to see a seemingly small issue that can easily become a larger problem. 

There is good news! Roofing problems can be correctly fixed with an full-service and experienced roofing contractor such as Bone Dry Roofing.

Bone Dry Roofing will fix your home the right way with quality materials and expertise to keep your home dry. 

We are Greater Louisville's expert roofing contractors, providing our comprehensive roofing services to property owners in Clarksville, Louisville, Mount Washington and the surrounding areas.

  • Shingle Blow-off Damage

    Roof shingle blow-off

    High winds often blow shingles off in sections in extreme cases. It's typically in the area hit directly by high winds that is affected. The felt and sheathing under the shingles can also get blown away exposing the wood to the elements.

    How to fix it:

    If sections of the roof have been blown off by high winds, we will install new roofing and ensure that your home is properly protected against future storms.

  • Roofing Structural Damage

    Major Structural Damage

    High winds and storms cause major roof damage when tree limbs and trees fall onto the roof, damaging them. The damage can include anything from structural damage, to shingle punctures and holes to a partial roof collapse even in extreme cases. 

    How to fix it:

    Depending on the damage, we will decide if the damage is worth fixing or if a roof replacement will provide better results.

  • Shingle Damage

    Damaged Shingles

    Missing, broken and torn shingles can be caused by wind, impact or foot traffic. Old shingles often cup, curl and become brittle; these are all signs of roofing that should be replaced. "Bald" shingles that have lost their protective granules detract from the roof's appearance and will age prematurely if they're exposed to direct sunlight. During a roof inspection, it' also important to look for "nail pops" - roofing nails that have been pushed up through roof shingles and can cause roof leaks.

    How to fix it:

    Sometimes shingles can be repaired and sometimes the roofing will need to be replaced. Our expert roofers will inspect your roof and choose the best course of action depending on the extent of the damage.

  • Roof Leaks

    Leaky Roof Repair

    Unless a large tree branch has punched a hole in your roof, roof leaks can be difficult to detect. Water can leak past the roofing through a hole made by a popped nail. It can also leak into your house around damaged flashing or because of water backed up behind an ice dam. The point where the leak found its way to your living space may or may not be close to the leak location.

    How to fix it:

    It's smart to call in an experienced roofing professional if you find water leaking into your house from above. Bone Dry Roofing will inspect the chimney and vents for cracks in the flashing, check the eaves for damage from ice dams, look for damaged shingles, and check the attic for leaks in the deck.

  • Damaged or Missing Roof Flashing

    Missing Roof Flashing

    The main purpose of flashing is to keep water away from building materials or building assemblies that can be damaged by moisture. Flashing can be replaced or reused during re-roofing and roof repair. It can also be omitted or incorrectly installed.

    How to fix it:

    A roofing inspection should always include the inspection of roof flashing to identify damaged or missing flashing problems that require correction.

  • Damaged Gutters and Downspouts

    Damaged Gutters

    Managing roof runoff can help prevent basement flooding and other moisture damage. That's why it's important for gutters and downspouts to function correctly. Gutter and downspout damage can range from small dents and scrapes to sections that become crushed or bent. It's also possible for gutters to pull loose if fascia boards or rafter ends have been weakened by wood rot.

    How to fix it:

    A professional can inspect your gutters and downspouts and clean out any debris that has caused them to clog or replace the gutters if they are damaged.

  • Skylight Damage

    Damaged Skylight & Roof Leak Repair

    The impact from hail and windblown objects will sometimes crack the glass in roof-mounted skylights. Skylights can also have damaged or missing flashing that leads to leaks.

    How to fix it:

    In some cases, the damaged glass panel can be replaced, but most often a new skylight unit must be installed.


  • Roof Ventilation Issues

    Damaged Roof Vent Repair

    Sometimes roof vents (like a gable-end vent, for example) allow insects and animals into the attic because they aren't properly screened. In other cases, there may not be sufficient ventilation, necessitating the installation of additional vents. Ventilation problems can also result when vent openings are blocked.

    How to fix it:

    A skilled, full-service roofing contractor will be able to diagnose and fix these problems and either repair a damaged roof vent or install new vents if necessary.

  • Rotted Wood

    Repairing rotted roof deck

    When wood gets wet and can't dry out completely, wood rot is likely to occur. Even a small leak can result in rotted roof sheathing and rafters, which will seriously weaken the roof structure. Other areas vulnerable to wood rot include the fascia board and soffit.

    How to fix it:

    These problems are often discovered during a re-roof and can be corrected by patching in new material.

  • Many Layers of Roofing

    Asphalt Shingle Replacement

    When a new asphalt shingle roof is installed on an existing house, the old asphalt shingle roof can be removed or left in place. Most building codes say that you can’t install more than two layers of asphalt roofing, but this rule is sometimes ignored. There are two main problems with three layers of roofing. First off, the uppermost roofing shingles are likely to be uneven and inadequately anchored to the roof sheathing. Secondly, the combined weight of the roofing material can exceed the strength of the roof framing.

    How to fix it:

    The solution is to remove all three layers of roofing and start fresh, directly on the roof sheathing.

We are Greater Louisville's experts for quality roof services

After inspecting your roof, our certified professionals will know exactly what needs to be done to repair your roof. Some damage will only need minor repairs, while other roofing damage will require a complete roof replacement. We will help you choose the right solution to ensure that you get the most out of your investment.

Call us at 1-844-386-0797 or get a free estimate online for roof repair, replacement, or any of our other roofing services, available in Louisville, Clarksville, Mount Washington, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Simpsonville, Pewee Valley, Prospect and many parts of Kentucky.

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Bone Dry Roofing
8130 New La Grange Rd
Louisville, KY 40222