Other Services

Other Services with Tom Byer Roofing Service in Orange CountyHomeowners and business owners commonly need to address a broad range of roofing-related issues. Some of these needs are very specific, and require a certain amount of expertise in order to achieve successful outcomes. At Tom Byer Roofing Service, we offer a number of important additional services, including roof leak repairs and roof insurance inspections, as well as repairs and replacements specifically focused on termite problems and other forms of serious wood damage. All of these services uphold our very high standards for top-quality work performed at a price that fits into your current budgetary limitations.

Roof Leak Repair

Roof Leak Causes and Signs

A wide variety of underlying problems can lead to the development of a leak in your roofing materials. The list of the most likely issues includes shingle or tile damage, completely absent shingles or tiles, cracked flashing at a roof seam or roof opening, and clogged gutters that lead to excessive water accumulations. Other potential causes include poor roof construction, cracks in a chimney or roof vent, and damage produced by repeatedly walking on your roof.

Most of the signs of roof leaking are visible from outside your home. Common indications include missing tiles or shingles, cracked tiles, buckled or rotting shingles, cracked flashing and shedding of the granules that coat the surfaces of asphalt composition shingles. You may also notice the formation of algae or mold spots. Interior indications of a leaking roof include water stains on your roof’s rafters, water spots on your ceilings and a notable decline in attic ventilation levels.

Troubleshooting and Repair

For a number of reasons, it can be quite difficult to accurately locate the source of a roof leak. At Tom Byer Roofing Service, we specialize in a systematic process that allows us to pinpoint leaks and tell the difference between roof-related issues and problems with your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system or plumbing. After confirming and locating your leak, we carry out an appropriate repair. The specific methods used will vary according to your specific situation. For example, we can replace damaged or missing tiles and shingles, and patch or replace damaged roof flashing. We also have extensive experience with the specialized processes used to repair leaks in flat roofs.

Roof Insurance Inspections

Why Do You Need a Roof Inspection?

All roofs have a limited lifespan. Depending on a number of important factors (e.g., the level of exposure to severe weather and the quality of the original installation), a typical roof made from industry-standard asphalt composition shingles will last for roughly two decades. Roofs made from materials such as tile, slate or metal commonly remain functional for 50 years or longer, while a roof made from wood shingles and shakes should last for about 30 years.

If your roof is in poor condition or nearing the end of its expected working life, a suitable replacement will likely cost somewhere between $5,000 and $25,000. In addition, since homes with damaged roofs also commonly develop serious problems with water-related interior damage, you may need to tack on thousands of extra dollars to your overall bottom line. If you’re seeking a new home insurance policy, or trying to renew an existing policy, your insurance company will naturally want to avoid footing the bill for such expensive work. This means that you can expect a request for a roof inspection as part of the application process for your policy. Unless you pass this inspection, your chances of receiving an application approval can drop dramatically.

Troubleshooting and Repair

For a number of reasons, it can be quite difficult to accurately locate the source of a roof leak. At Tom Byer Roofing Service, we specialize in a systematic process that allows us to pinpoint leaks and tell the difference between roof-related issues and problems with your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system or plumbing. After confirming and locating your leak, we carry out an appropriate repair. The specific methods used will vary according to your specific situation. For example, we can replace damaged or missing tiles and shingles, and patch or replace damaged roof flashing. We also have extensive experience with the specialized processes used to repair leaks in flat roofs.

What Happens During the Process?

The Process with Tom Byer Roofing Service in Orange CountyAt Tom Byer Roofing Service, we conduct a comprehensive inspection that fully documents the current health of your roof. We start with a ground-level walk around your home’s exterior, which gives us the opportunity to note problems such as roof sagging and damaged or missing shingles. We continue by climbing a ladder for a close-up evaluation that includes an examination of the flashing material that stops water from passing through your roof’s vulnerable areas, as well as an examination of your gutters and overhangs, and a more detailed review of the condition of your shingles, tiles or other primary roofing materials. If your home has an attic, we’ll also thoroughly inspect this area and look for signs of termite damage and leaking or other types of weather-related damage.

Termite/Wood Damage Repair

Termites and Wood Damage

Southern California is home to both drywood termites and subterranean termites, the two types of this insect most likely to cause roof damage. Like all termites, these species survive by consuming a substance in wood called cellulose. Drywood termites favor the harder cellulose fibers in the dried wood used for roofs, while subterranean termites favor the softer fibers. Termites can cause such extensive damage because they live in colonies that contain anywhere from thousands to millions of individual insects. When all of these insects start feeding at once, they can quickly destabilize the integrity of your roof’s structure. Termites will happily feed on new roofs, as well as older roofs.

You can detect termite-related roof damage by looking for a number of common signs. The most likely indications include loose shingles or tiles, sagging rooflines or ceilings, and accumulations of termite body parts or a dust-like substance known as frass (termite feces) inside your attic spaces. You may also notice such things as hollow roof framing members, visibly eaten or eroded framing members, a moldy or mildew-like smell in your attic and/or mud tubes clinging to the outdoor surfaces of your chimney or to your home’s exterior walls.

Repairing Your Termite-Damaged Roof

Tom Byer Roofing Service has the skill and real-world experience needed to repair both limited and extensive termite-related roof damage. We begin by conducting a thorough inspection that pinpoints the true extent of the problem. After completing this inspection, we’ll devise and carry out a repair plan that suits your needs. In some cases, we can successfully cut out the termite-damaged sections of your roof and replace them while leaving your overall roofing structure intact. However, in cases of extensive damage, we may need to replace much larger sections of roofing, or even your entire roof. The techniques we use to address the consequences of termite infestations also allow us to address other forms of wood damage in your roofing materials.

Trust the Experts at Tom Byer Roofing Service

Trust the Experts at Tom Byer Roofing Service in Orange CountySince 1952, Tom Byer Roofing Service has proudly served communities throughout Orange County and the rest of sunny Southern California. From the very beginning, we’ve focused on the basics of traditional roofing, as well as the latest technological developments in our industry. This combination of old-fashioned values and modern capability makes us the ideal choice to fulfill your roofing needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment and receive a detailed estimate for our services.

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