St. Louis Residential Roofing Repair
If you’re anything like most homeowners, your house is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make in your life. And while the foundation keeps your house sturdy, and your walls extend the support upward, it’s your roof that keeps everything safe from the elements.
Here in Saint Louis, Missouri, our roofs are constantly under attack. One day it’s freezing ice falling from the sky, and the next it’s 30mph winds seemingly hellbent on causing a little trouble while it’s in town.
Whatever the cause may be, requiring help from a residential roofing company is a common need among homeowners following roofing damage.
Every roof repair is different, so if you’re noticing a leaking roof, you might not necessarily need a complete roof replacement, but rather a smaller residential roof repair project. A licensed roofing estimator will be able to take a look at the leaking roof and ascertain the root of the problem, whether it’s new flashing around a dormer or chimney or just replacing a leaky skylight.
Factors Impacting Your Roof Repair
It’s difficult to give an exact price without assessing your roof in person because roofing needs vary from house to house. At Wildwood Roofing, we solve this by offering free, no-pressure roof inspections.
During this consultation, a residential roofing contractor explains in depth what needs repairing and where the costs come from. They’ll identify the cause of the leak, what needs to be repaired or replaced and keep you updated if anything comes up during the roof restoration project.
With all that in mind, there are several factors that can affect the cost of roofing services:
The “Pitch” of Your Roof
The pitch refers to the steepness of your roof and is often expressed as a ratio of height to length. For instance, a roof with a pitch of 4:12 means that for every 4 feet of height, there are 12 feet of length.
All of this matters to you because a steeper roof is more expensive than a flat roof. This is mostly due to increased insurance costs as well as some safety concerns.
The Presence of Water Damage
Sometimes a roofer begins a standard residential roof repair project like replacing a few cracked shingles only to rip up the existing roof to reveal severe wood rot on the roofing deck.
A water-damaged roofing deck can make it difficult and unsafe to nail new shingles into the wood. Left untreated, severe water damage can lead to further leaks in your roof or total roof collapse. If a roofing expert notices wood rot, they might suggest replacing the water-damaged areas of the roofing deck and installing an entirely new roof.
Type of Roofing Material
Of course, if you have a slate roof, your roof restoration cost will be higher than if you had an asphalt shingle or a single-ply roof. As far as conventional roofing materials, the order of most expensive to least is slate, tile, metal, wood and then asphalt shingles.
Trusted St. Louis Roofing Contractors
Wildwood Roofing & Construction has been completing residential roof repair and commercial roofing projects for years and we are proud of each of our roof restoration projects. We know that every St. Louis roof repair project is different, which is why we provide our clients with a free estimate. Our licensed estimator will provide you with an honest and accurate quote for your residential roof repair.
Wildwood Roofing & Construction has built its reputation by focusing on developing 3 key traits:
- Customer Service
We proudly service Saint Louis and the surrounding area – including Olivette, Wildwood, Chesterfield, Pacific, Maryland Heights and southern Illinois – with these 3 principles guiding our every move. Taken together, they create a trifecta of customer satisfaction that many St. Louis roofing companies simply cannot compete with.
Contact us today for a free, no-pressure roof inspection. We’ll guide you through exactly what’s needed to make your roof serviceable again, and work alongside any insurance claims you need assistance with.
Drop us a line to tell us your project goals. We’ll tell you how we can exceed them.