23 March, 2014

Roof Repair

I had a leak in my home when it pours down raining. A roofer came to cement the part of the roof that lifted. I still see where the flashing is lifted on the corner where it pours in my home. This roofer charged me $400 dollars to cement the roof on one side. Was this price close to cost of repair. Well, I have your answer right here. When a roof begins to leak, it may need to be replaced. However, on an otherwise sturdy roof, a repair of a small area may be all that is needed. Typical costs: * Repairing a 10×10-foot square of asphalt shingles, considered one square of roofing, runs $100-$350 using a roofing company. Repairing a few missing or broken asphalt shingles through a handyman service runs $95-$127. * Reparing wooden shingles using a roofing company for a 10×10-foot square costs $210-$1,000. Repairing a couple of broken or missing shingles using a handyman can run $135-$175. What should be included: * Roof repair jobs should include the installation of new shingles, sealing with a roof cement product and cleanup of any old shingles and debris. Additional costs: * Flashing is the metal or vinyl stripping that acts either as a sealed barrier between the roofing material and chimneys or skylights, or when the roof slopes into a valley where the flashing material helps water run off into a gutter system. * When the vinyl or metal flashing that seals the edge of a skylight to the roofing material tears or is pulled away from the skylight, a leak will appear and costs $300-$500 to repair. * Valley roof flashing, which is used anywhere on a roof where slopes create a valley where water drains off, runs $15-$25 per linear foot to repair. * Faulty flashing around a chimney is priced $200-$500.

– Learn how to repair or replace missing or broken roof shingles yourself.


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  1. TuffGirl Terrence March 22, 2014 at 12:18 am #
    Can't tell. How many squares were involved?Did he replace any shingles(~$260 a sq. ) or did he just squirt some roof cement around the edge(then will depend on time involved at mabe $20 an hour). Was this a real roofer or a friend of a friend. Didn't you ask the cost /bid before getining it done. Contact your insurance company.