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When Do You Need New Roof Sheathing?

When you have an undetected leak on your roof for a prolonged period of time you may have to replace your sheathing. This is because vulnerable shingles that appear to be undamaged to the eye, are actually damaged because of severe storms or improper roof installation.

The sheathing under your roof, also referred to as the deck, is the wood support that makes up the base of your roof. It is the sheathing that all of your shingles are nailed to. When your roof shingles are damaged, rain water can make its way underneath your roofing system and get trapped between the shingles and the wood. Once trapped, the water will rot the wood beneath your shingles and your roofing system. Over time, your sheathing will rot and create even easier paths for water to make it into your home.

Damaged Roof Sheathing

The sheathing on your roof is made of oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood. Since they are both wood products, they are susceptible to wood rot. In older homes, long wood boards were used as the decking that your shingles are nailed to. Again, all of these boards are susceptible to wood rot if moisture and rain water makes it way underneath the shingles. Water damaged sheathing can cause additional problems for your home. 

Water Damaged Sheathing

Constant leaking onto your sheathing can occur due to damaged shingles. Lifted up shingles caused by storms and improper installation (like nails going all the way through the shingles) can both cause pathways for water to get underneath your shingles. Oftentimes, when this situation occurs it is not immediately noticeable that your roof is leaking. It could takes months, even years, for damage to be noticeable on the interior of your home. This is especially true if the water is trapped between the sheathing and your shingles. 

Ceiling damage inside your home is an obvious symptom of a roof leak. What isn’t obvious is how long that roof leak has been occurring and the extent of the damage the leak has caused. It is possible that the water finally made its way down to your ceiling because it took some time to rot out your sheathing. Rain water repeatedly making its way underneath your shingles and roofing system, and sitting for prolonged periods (without drying) will rot the sheathing wood.

Molded Sheathing

First, water damaged roof sheathing can lead to mold on the underside of the sheathing wood. When the rain water gets through your shingles and flashing it just sits there. There is no guarantee it will dry out and not cause additional damage, thereby causing mold. Which opens the door for the second problem, prolonged leaks can lead to water getting into the walls of your home, if not immediately repaired, where mold will grow. 

Mold needs to be dealt with immediately. Any roof sheathing with mold on it needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Moldy wood in your home is not safe for you and your family. And until the roof leak is repaired, and sheathing replaced, additional rain water will keep making its way into your home causing further, and more costly damage. 

Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is evidence of damaged sheathing underneath. If you notice from the ground that your roof is sagging, contact a qualified roofing professional immediately. A sagging roof can be dangerous because you don’t know how bad it is or where the weaknesses are. Entire sections of the roof could be completely rotted out. 

Roof Sheathing Installation

Once your roof is diagnosed and any leaks are identified, it is hugely important to hire a qualified roofing company to repair your roof damage properly and bring your home up to code. (Referring to the Ohio Revised Code regulations for roofing installation.) A lot of “preferred contractors” and shoddy roofers don’t install sheathing correctly, or even realize that it needs to be replaced, so be certain you hire roofers you can verify are knowledgeable about the process and the necessary regulations. 

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Roof installation where we had to install new sheathing underneath

Lastly, it is important to always keep in mind you need proper roof installation to avoid any problems with your manufacturer’s warranty. An improperly installed roof may void the warranty. Also, if you have a storm damage claim, your insurance company may deny your claim because your roof was not installed in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code

Absolute Assurance Restorations is one of the top rated Mansfield roofing companies. We install all types of roofs including shingles, slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber and flat roofs. Also, we install vinyl siding, aluminum siding, windows, gutters and gutter guards. We have Google 5-Star Reviews and Facebook Reviews. 

Contact us for a Free Estimate. (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Roof and Home Siding Damage Qualified as Claim

Absolute Assurance Restorations handles lots of Mansfield roofing claims. Throughout the entire summer we have inspected many homes for simple repairs and they ended up having severe roof damage from storms during the spring. Here is another quick example. 

Storm Damage Roofing Inspection

We had a recent call for a roof repair. Apparently, there was a leak in one of the bedrooms of the home. It seemed simple and easy to the homeowner. The ceiling damage looked small and not too serious. However, when one of our roofers got there and onto the roof, extensive wind damage was discovered. 

Entire sections of shingles had been lifted up. Each time it would rain and the wind was blowing, rain water was easily making it into the attic of the home. (Typically, when it rains during a storm, there are strong winds.) We documented the damage and reported it to the homeowner. He was utterly shocked when he saw how extensive the damage was! When your roof looks okay from ground level, it is just hard to believe that a storm could cause so much damage. But the pictures of the damage always provide a new understanding of how powerful Mother Nature can be. 

Vinyl Siding Damage 

In addition to the extensive damage on the roof, this particular home also had severe damage to the siding as well. There were cracks throughout entire sections of his vinyl siding. Again, this homeowner could’ve believe that so much damage had been inflicted on his home by a previous storm that happened in late spring. Remember, he was just looking to get a simple roof leak repair!

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After documenting all of the damage, we advised this homeowner throughout the claims process. Ultimately, his roof and siding damage qualified as storm damage and was paid for by his insurance. 

Once approved, we sent out our roofing contractor crew and our vinyl siding contractors crew at the homeowner’s convenience. The roof replacement and vinyl siding replacement were done in one day and we quickly cleaned up the yard mess afterward. The roof and siding were installed in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and both came with full manufacturers warranties. Also, we provided our standard full workmanship warranty. 

Top Rated Roof Repair Company

As top rated roofers in Mansfield, we provide the best storm damage roof repair process in the region. So when you contact us, we thoroughly inspect your home’s entire exterior (roof, siding, flashing, windows, gutters, etc.) and make certain that we will find all damage to your home caused by storms. 

When storm damage is documented, we will provide a full analysis about the best options for you to take. We will advise you through the entire process and answer all of your questions. Also, we can meet with you when your insurance adjuster schedules to inspect the damages. We are the best in the region with our storm damage process and we will be there for you when you need our expertise. 

Contact Absolute Assurance Restorations for all of your roofing needs. We provide residential roofing services and can repair, or replace, any type of roof including, shingles, slate roofing, rubber and flat roofs. We can even repair or replace your metal roof because we are a top rated metal roofing company as well. Also, as a top rated vinyl siding company, we can repair or replace any siding you need. In addition, our services include windows replacement, skylight replacement and gutter installation. Call us at (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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3 Must-Know Tips If Your Roof Has Storm Damage

3 Must Know Tips if Your Roof has Storm Damage

The first must-know tip if your roof has storm damage is, you need to know your homeowner’s insurance policy. Very few homeowners have the time to sit around studying their homeowner’s policy. So when you need to find out what type of policy you have and what it specifically covers, it can feel overwhelming. However, your policy reveals what it covers better than any person offering you their opinion.

Verify Your Coverage in Your Actual Policy

Call your insurance company and be certain you write down what they are telling you is covered and then verify on your actual written policy what they told you is true. Knowledge really is power and you should not just take their word for it. Your policy states specifically what it covers and it should be in writing on your actual policy. When you speak to your insurance agent, request that your agent directs you to the proper section so you know what is covered and what responsibilities you have as the homeowner.

Contact Local Roofers for a Free Estimate

must know tips if you have storm damage home with roof replacement

What responsibilities do I have as a homeowner? First of all, you need to take proper action to prevent additional damage to your home. For example, you would contact some reputable roofers near Mansfield, Ohio. You will need them to come to your home and identify the damage and to provide you with a detailed written estimate of all those damage. You will then know if your home needs a roof repair or a roof replacement. Following this must know tip if your roof has storm damage will greatly help move the process along. Certainly, when you have your detailed written estimate to go over with your insurance claims agent, this will put you into a position of knowing what needs repaired.

Have Roofers Cover the Damage to Prevent Additional Roof Repairs

Lastly, a hugely important must know tip if you have storm damage is to have those roofers cover the damaged parts of your roof to prevent further damage. Immediately covering the damaged parts of your roof will reduce the risk of further damage and allow you to fulfill your obligation regarding your insurance policy to prevent any additional damage. Most importantly, when you have your roof covered it will set you on a path to protecting the interior of your home. For example, you will reduce the chances of roof leaks allowing water into the interior walls of the home and causing mold and wood rot. 

At Absolute Assurance Restorations, you can count on us to return your home to its proper condition. We repair and install all types of roofs in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code building regulations. Also, we are a top rated siding company in Mansfield, Ohio. In addition, we can repair or replace your gutters and we are a skylights contractor in Mansfield, Ohio. Call for a free estimate (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Three Tips To Know for a Roof Replacement

A lot of homeowners install a new roof every single year. First of all, most people know what their roof should look like when it is installed. However, more experienced homeowners are aware of some of those lesser known parts of the roofing system that are absolutely essential to know. When it is time to replace your roof, here are three tips to know for a roof replacement.

Absolute Assurance Restorations are top rated roofers near Mansfield, Ohio. We are happy to share these tips to know for a roof replacement. Always use reputable roofers when doing any roof repair or roof replacement. 

Roofing System – Drip Edge

Your newly installed roof needs to have all parts of the system installed properly for your roof to provide maximum protection to your home. Yes, you have the shingles, ridge vent, valleys and slopes, and gutters. But knowing what is installed underneath the exterior shingles is what makes all the difference. 

Firstly, your preferred roofer needs to install drip edge. Drip edge is the metal strip attached along the edge of your roof. It prevents water from getting underneath your shingles. Consequently, it prevents your decking underneath your shingles from rotting. Water getting underneath your shingles will cause warping and rooting of the wood attached to your home’s rafters.

Roof Decking Boards

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Secondly, before you install your new roof, you must be certain that the decking boards underneath are not warped or rotted. You must replace any damaged decking boards. Without sturdy decking boards your shingles cannot be nailed correctly to your roof. Most importantly, when replacing your decking boards you must be certain they have minimal gaps between them. Consequently, when decking boards aren’t installed correctly, many of the nails used to fasten the shingles won’t be nailed to anything. As a result, this reduces the effectiveness of your roofing system.

Ice Guard and Water Shield

Lastly, due to the harsh winters in Central Ohio, it is must that you install ice guard and water shield underneath your shingles. Installing these two waterproof underlayments will safeguard your home from water that gets underneath your shingles when ice damming and heavy winds occur. 

Not installing any of these three important parts of your roofing system can cause any homeowner countless hours of stress. That is why knowing these three tips for a roof replacement are absolutely essential. 

If you are in need of a roof replacement, contact Absolute Assurance Restorations LLC. We provide roof replacement services, siding installation, windows installation and skylights installation. Contact us for a free estimate. Call (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM