New England weather can be a tricky beast, and when it gets the better of your roof, Able Roofing is here for you. As a proud Connecticut company, we are no strangers to storm damage and have years of experience fixing roofs.
Hail storms can be some of the most damaging storms in our region. Any hailstone larger than 0.75 inches can cause severe damage to a roof and its sub-structure. Major hail storms combined with high winds can be punishing for any top, and if you notice cracking, dents, or missing shingles or flashing, you need to call Able Roofing to look.
Wind and roofs have long had a standing issue with each other, and with those powerful storms off the Great Lakes and via the Atlantic, our region is no stranger to strong winds. Wind can lift or remove shingles at the right angle and cause significant damage, especially on older roofs. If you are missing shingles or see visible damage to your roof after a storm, you should call Able Roofing as soon as possible.
Whether it is an entire tree or a couple of branches, trees can cause significant damage to a roof and the structure of a home. We know this all too well at Able Roofing and can work with you to find a solution that will work for you. With our services, you will not have to worry about a thing, with our team handling everything from the initial removal of the tree to finishing your repair!
As a fully-accredited roofing company, we are proud to offer our clients an option to work through their home insurance to cover roof repairs. We have worked with every major player in the insurance industry and will be able to provide the proper paperwork, quotes and invoices to ensure you can get back to normal with cash in hand at the end of it.
If you are dealing with a leaky roof, stop buying buckets, and call the experts at Able Roofing. Roof leaks can be caused by a variety of issues, including:
- Damage to the roof by wind, ice, hail or trees
- Previous damage to your roof that was left to cause a bigger issue
- Incorrect installation of the shingles or flashing
- Other issues such as gutter clogs, ice damns or an aging roof that needs replacing.
There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to help determine if there is a roof leak. These include:
- Water spots on the ceiling
- Missing shingles
- Missing or damaged flashing
- Cracked, damaged or split shingles
- Water spots on wet roof decking, you can normally see this in your attic
- Wet spots in your insulation in the attic
Fixing a leaky roof is not as expensive as you might think, and with our competitive quotes, you will be glad you called Able. Our team will also ensure that the rest of your roofing structure is ok and provide you guidance if there is further water damage.
Roof Vent Installation
Roof vents are essential to any healthy home, and the team at Able Roofing is here for you. Our roof vent installation services are fast, efficient and done right. Not only will your roof thank you, but it will your wallet with our extremely competitive quotes. There are almost a dozen types of roof vents, but they all look to do the same thing, create a balanced attic environment without excess temperatures or moisture.
Static Exhaust Vents
The most common vent you will see in Connecticut., ridge vents are installed at the ridge line or peak of the roof to provide ample ventilation. Ridge vents are well hidden with their low profile and can even be covered by ridge cap shingles.
Like ridge vents in design and function, hip vents provide ventilation in an attic with a limited or no ridge line. The vents are located at the hip's top and generally installed along the entire hip length.
A modern solution to smaller roofs that lack a ridge line, roof louvres are box vents that can easily provide an avenue for heat and moisture to escape. Due to their smaller size, most roofs will need additional roof louvres compared to a ridge or hip vents.
Powered Exhaust Vents
Roof-mounted powered exhaust vents are installed over the opening of the roof deck and will remove moisture and heat when triggered. The vents are typically powered via solar, electric, or some models are now dual-powered for the best of both worlds.
Gable-mounted powered exhaust vents are installed inside the attic and will remove excess heat and moisture from within the attic. These vents are preferable for those who do not want to penetrate the roof.
Mechanical Exhaust Vents
Mechanical exhaust vents generally use wind power to remove excess heat or moisture in an attic. These vents have a wind turbine on top to pull the heat and humidity from the attic into the outside environment. These vents will sit higher on the roof than other options as they need to catch the wind. These vents will work much like a static exhaust vent if it is a calm day.
Install Chimney Flashings
For the team at Able Roofing, installing chimney flashings is a breeze. Chimney flashing is integral to your roof as it prevents water, mold and debris from entering your home through where the chimney and roof meet. This is one of the most common parts of your roof to have issues, and properly installed chimney flashing can go a long way to preventing that. There are four main types of chimney flashings:
Step flashing is an L-shaped piece of metal that lies under the roof shingle and along the back of the chimney's masonry. It is combined with Counter Flashing to create a water-proof seal from the outside environment and the chimney.
Counter Or Cap Flashing
Cap flashing is an L-shaped metal price that covers the step flashing. This flashing is embedded into a grove cut into the chimney's brickwork to create a secure and water-tight seal.
Base flashing is used at the joint between the roof and any vertical surface. The base flashing will protect against water and debris penetration.
So, no matter your issue, the Able Roofing team covers all of your roof repairs. From roof leaks to storm damage and even installing skylights or roof vents, Able is here for you.