Help! Roof Repairs Needed!

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  1. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    My roof is leaking this morning in one small spot. I think the big wind storm a couple weeks back probably blew some shingles off and I didn't notice until we got all of this rain this morning.

    Can someone recommend a roofing company that will do a good job at fixing a small spot?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    If you were in Ames, I'd recommend Kruckenberg Roofing/Construction Roofers Ames, IA - Kruckenberg Roofing & Construction LC They do travel to surrounding areas, so you could still consider them.
     
  3. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    I need someone fast before the leak gets worse.

    I guess I'm not sure what the weather is even supposed to do today.
     
  4. tigershoops31

    tigershoops31 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a ladder and are handy enough you might go up and check it out...if there are shingles missing you can figure out how much of an area you need repaired and call a few places to get an idea how much it will cost before they come out...

    If it's something smaller you might be able to just blackjack it yourself too...

    I sympathize with you, our chimney started leaking into my 3 year old's closet and scaring the crap out of him in the past week or two...I was up on the roof last night fixing it before we got dumped on and am pleased to report no leakage this morning :yes:
     
  5. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    I probably could fix it myself. I have no time and it is worth it to me to have pro come do it so I have some form of guarantee it won't happen again.
     
  6. CycoCyclone

    CycoCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Genesis Roofing or AAA roofing. Had both do work at my house in Urbandale
     
  7. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That is the second time someone recommended AAA. Good enough for me.
     
  8. redrocker

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:Good luck getting him to call you back or even come out to look at it.:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
     
  9. SuperCy

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    Bakeris Roofing has been pretty good to some friends of ours.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    You can expect to get a guarantee on a new or a replacement roof. I highly doubt that anyone will issue a guarantee on a patch job of an existing roof since their could be some underlying problems. The odds of the fix being successful will be better with the pro, but all that you can expect him to guarantee are that the materials that he uses are not defective and that he installed them properly.
     
  11. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    True. But I can see where the leak is. If there is still a leak next time after a professional "repairs" it, I wouldn't expect to pay to have the same pro come finish the job he should have done the first time.
     
  12. redrocker

    redrocker Well-Known Member

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    Water can run from a long ways off. They may come out to replace the missing shingles, but that is not to say that there are other areas that are letting water in and it is just running to that area.
     
  13. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I've dealt with enough roofing contractors both on commercial and residential jobs to be confident that you won't get what you are expecting to get. That said, I'd hire the best guy that you can find and hope that the fix works. If it doesn't, it will be your choice to either keep paying to fix it again or decide that the roof is not in good enough condition to expect a patch repair to be successful.
     

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