Hustad Companies Services: Residential Roofing
Residential roofing services encompass a wide variety of tasks. Professional roofers typically begin a visit to a home by performing an inspection of the entire roofing system. The inspections can include checking the soffit and fascia boards, examining the gutters and downspouts, looking at the flashing and any vent covers or caps. Once all of these accessory parts have been inspected, the roofers will thoroughly examine the primary exterior roofing material, which could be asphalt shingles, clay or slate tiles or metal sheeting. If a homeowner has reported a leak or the roofer suspects a problem, the roofing team may also try to access the interior side of the roof from the home's attic space.
Roofers also install new roofs and replace existing roofing materials. Most roofing companies are able to install different types of materials depending on a homeowner's preferences, the requirements of the environment and any city codes. Roofers walk homeowners through the process of selecting the best type of materials for the project.
Another popular service performed by roofing companies is roofing repairs. A roof repair may be needed after a severe weather event such as a hailstorm or wind storm. Damage from a fallen tree may also necessitate a roof repair. From replacing a few shingles to rebuilding the entire truss and beam system, roofers perform repairs to ensure the roof's water tightness and structural integrity. Roofers may also respond to emergency situations, such as a sudden roof leak from an ice dam. The roofing team can dislodge the ice to minimize further damage.
Many roofers also handle installation, replacement and repair of gutters and downspouts. Rain gutters collect the water that drains off a roof's sloped sides. The gutters have a slight slope so that the water drains into the downspouts, which should be directed away from the home's foundation.
As a part of roofing care, companies may also install gutter covers. These devices help to keep problematic debris out of the gutters to reduce the risk of obstructions. A clogged gutter may cause the roof to leak or may damage the concrete foundation of a house.