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How To Write a Good Review for a Roofing Company in 2021

How To Write a Good Review for a Roofing Company

You might be wondering how to write a good review for a roofing company in 2021.

How much should you say about the service? Also, how specific should you get about the business? These are questions that consumers often ponder but don’t know for sure.

Many innovative roofing companies have review templates ready for their customers who have been satisfied by their services, making it easier for you to leave a review. When it is easy for a customer to leave a review, they are more likely to do so. 

A template may be an excellent way to get more reviews for roofing businesses, but how should you approach these as a customer?

Learning how to write a good review for a roofing company could be beneficial. So in the following post, Roofer’s Guild will show you how to do just that. 

1) Don’t Overdo It

Did you know that most people are suspicious of companies that have a perfect 5-star rating? When people scroll through reviews and read nothing but saccharine sweetness and lofty praise about a business, they inherently think something is up. 

At this point, people are aware that reviews can be manipulated or coaxed out of people through special discounts and offers. 

The ideal star rating is somewhere around 4.5 stars. So in your reviews, don’t go overboard with your praise. Instead, it’s best to mention the business’s specific services you were pleased with, which lends credibility to your review. 

2) Include Pertinent Details

Reviews go wrong when they leave out essential details or put in unnecessary ones. We get it; most people don’t want to read an essay, but they also don’t care what kind of jacket you were wearing when a roofing company came out to your property. So include the pertinent details only.

Pertinent details include:

  • The date that the roofer came to your property.
  • The time they arrived when they finished.
  • The service rendered.
  • Anything else having to do with the service experience.

If the company was exceptionally responsive, include how long it took for them to call or email you back. 

3) Omit Names When Possible

Inherently, there is nothing wrong with heaping praise upon a specific roofing company employee by naming them. The only problem with this is that it may date your review in the long run. Not every employee will stay with a company long-term. So when someone reads that Mitch from Grade A Roofing did a great job and was courteous, they will hope for Mitch when they hire Grade A Roofing. 

But maybe Mitch isn’t with the company anymore or got promoted or was just a seasonal employee in the first place. So is it ever appropriate to name names in a roofing company review?

It’s typically a safe bet to name the owner of the business when appropriate. People love hearing that the owner of the company was on-site and hands-on with the project. In addition, ownership of roofing companies doesn’t change hands very often, so it’s a generally safe practice if you want to call a specific person out. 

4) Include your Own Experience

Another pitfall that many reviewers fall into is including the experiences of others in their reviews. Even when you are leaving a good review, refrain from referencing the experience of friends or neighbors, including:

  • Experiences you have heard of firsthand from friends and family
  • Other reviews you have read about the company

The former can be incredibly tempting. After all, how much harm can it do to say, “my brother told me about the great service of so and so roofing company”? However, in most cases, it simply sounds like you are echoing the opinions of others or that you were biased in the first place. Other consumers don’t care who referred you to a roofing company or how much your friends like them.

The latter point is even more detrimental. Instead of referencing your own experience in earnest, you are echoing the secondhand opinions of people you have never even met. Nobody will take these kinds of reviews seriously, and some may question their validity.

Instead, include only your own experience with the company. Then, let people know what they can expect based on firsthand accounts.

5) Be Specific

The worst positive reviews read something like this “I liked so and so roofing company. They were great. I will be hiring them again.” Unfortunately, this kind of review (even though it is clearly in praise of the company in question) offers no helpful information to other consumers. 

And as a roofing contractor, it does not tell other consumers what they can expect from you. Remember that people read reviews to help them make a purchasing decision based on other people’s experiences with a company. 

Showering a roofing company with non-specific praise doesn’t help anyone. So in your review or your review template, be sure to include specific details about what you liked about the company. 

For instance, if you appreciated that the crew showed up on time, mention that. Mention the scheduled time and what time they arrived. Or, if you noticed how quickly the job got done, give details. State in your review the timeframe the company gave you, when you started the project and when you finished it.

6) Check Grammar

Many people want to write a review and get it over with, which is understandable. But, unfortunately, few people have the time to spend writing a good review for every company that did a good job. As much as possible, though, try to keep your reviews free of spelling errors and grammar mistakes. 

It can be helpful to write up your review in a word processor program like Office or Google Docs. That way, you can have the program check for spelling and grammar. Then you can copy and paste the review into the appropriate field. 

A review rife with spelling and grammar errors comes off as less credible. It could be genuine, but it could make the review harder to read for other consumers too. 

The 4 Best Roofing Books of 2021 (with Descriptions)

Roofing Books

Are you looking for the best roofing books of 2021? At Roofer’s Guild, we don’t blame you for seeking knowledge. After all, you are dealing with the first line of defense for the homes of your customers. So while nothing can take the place of hands-on training, it never hurts to supplement your roofing knowledge with a bit of at-home reading. 

Our team rounded up some of the best roofing books for contractors (and even some for non-roofing contractors) in 2021. The books in our list run the gamut from specific job guides to supplemental roofing education. 

1) The Calm After the Storm by Daniel Koren

In 2020, there were 4,611 major hail storms reported in the United States. Severe storms are one of the leading causes of damage to any roof type. As a contractor, you should know all about roof storm damage. In The Calm After the Storm by Daniel Koren, you will learn about what types of damage various storms (in particular hail storms) can do to roofs. 

Your customers may also look to you for help with the insurance claims process. The Calm After the Storm tops our list of the best roofing books because it goes into great detail about the insurance claims process – one of the most problematic and common concerns for homeowners. 

2) Siding, Roofing, and Trim

If you are a roofing contractor, you probably don’t need a book to tell you how to replace or install a roof. However, you may be looking to branch out into other services to earn more money and expand your business. Siding, Roofing, and Trim by the editors of Fine Homebuilding is a book that can help. 

In it, you will learn the basics of how the roofing system affects a home’s exterior. More importantly, you can learn the basics of replacing and installing, you guessed it, siding and trim. Even a section dedicated to painting tips would be an excellent book for anyone looking to expand their repertoire of services. 

However, one of the best things about Siding, Roofing, and Trim is that it was written: “by pros for pros.” There is no baby-talk in this book. You will need to have some contractor experience already to get the most value from this book, but if you are looking to add more services to your menu, chances are you are a reasonably seasoned contractor. 

3) Roofing with Asphalt Shingles

An estimated 75% of houses in the U.S. have asphalt shingle roofing installed. Of course, as a roofing contractor, you likely have a lot of experience with asphalt shingles. Still, everyone could use some help with producing the tightest, most amicable, and most secure asphalt shingle roofs possible. 

That’s why we chose Roofing with Asphalt Shingles as #3 on our list of the best roofing books. It’s essentially a masterclass in asphalt shingle roofing. But, of course, you can skip all the basics of installation. Roofing with Asphalt Shingles offers advanced tips for installing asphalt shingles, though. 

There are chapters dedicated to installing the longest-lasting asphalt shingle roofs and producing aesthetically pleasing asphalt shingle roofs. Plus, you get a primer on how to estimate asphalt shingle roof jobs and ordering materials accurately. 

This book’s value is not that it will show you how to replace shingles, but in the fact that it will teach you to become a master at one of the most common types of roofing work there is. 

4) Roofing, Flashing, and Waterproofing

Another great read by the editors of Fine Homebuilding, Roofing, Flashing, and Waterproofing provides an in-depth guide on protecting roofs from one of mother nature’s most damaging elements: water. 

Again, we like this book because it was written by pros, so even if you’re a seasoned roofing contractor, you’ll be able to get a lot of value out of Roofing, Flashing, and Waterproofing. 

For even more resources like digital marketing for roofing, and roofing leads, get in touch with the pros here at Roofer’s Guild. We can help you expand your business so contact us today.

5 Awesome Measurement Tools for Roofing Contractors in 2021

Roof Measuring Tools

If taking measurements of roofs for material procurement and estimates eats up too much of your time, you should pay special attention to the following post. Today we are going to be counting down the best roof measuring tools for roofing contractors. 

Most tools on our list are already popular among roofing contractors and insurance companies around the country. These high-tech tools and services can save you a lot of time and focus on more critical projects. 

Modern roof measuring tools you are about to see on our list run the gamut from apps to paid services. Roofers can integrate some of these tools into existing project management software.

1) RoofGraf

We love the ability to get quick estimations which, is why RoofGraf makes the top of our list of the best roof measuring tools of 2021. With RoofGraf you have to do a bit of work. It allows you to trace the general outline of the roof. While this may seem like an added chore for some people, the distinct advantage of this feature is that it allows for almost instant access to accurate estimates. 

Once the estimate is in, you will be able to see high-resolution shots of the roof as well as in-depth measurements. There are four different packages which, fit the need of established corporations and small roofing outfits alike. The monthly fees can range from $80 to $200 per month, depending on the package you choose. However, the cool thing is that they offer a free trial for each of their four packages. Here are some of the benefits of RoofGraf:

  • You can print out roofing reports
  • It has a job status-tracking feature
  • Helps calculate material costs, labor costs, and potential project profit

2) Stack

Stack is a great roof measuring tool if you plan to use yours primarily for measuring and estimations – even better if you do a high volume of estimates per year. The software uses digital imaging of the roof and data from Google Earth to generate accurate measurements and dimensions of any roof. 

The best thing about Stack is that it’s quick. You won’t have to wait around for hours for you to get your measurements. In addition, Stack can quickly find the area of pitched and flat roofs, so it’s also a good option for anyone who does commercial and residential roofing. 

The basic paid package is $1,000 per year which, works out to around $83 per month. There is also a premium package that is $1,800 per year. Some of the advantages of Stack include:

  • The ability to apply specific roofing materials like EPDM, shingles, or metal to the roof area for estimations
  • The ability to find out the location of a pitched or flat roof very quickly
  • 7-day free access trial of the software

3) EagleView

EagleView is a “per use” service that provides aerial imaging of any roof. Best of all, there is no monthly subscription, and all estimations and measurements go through an app or on the EagleView website. EagleView services are also available on some of the premium project management software suites. 

One of the best things about this service is the 3D roof imaging and in-depth measurements. With EagleView, you get an easy-to-read 3D diagram of the roof that includes length, area, and pitch measurements. You will be able to see every valley, hip, ridge, and even flashing with the high-quality roof images you get from EagleView. 

There are many useful periphery tools, like seven roofing report types and a waste calculator tool. The only downside is that you may have to wait a couple of days for some of the more in-depth reports. Still, the upside is:

  • Incredible detailed and accurate roof diagrams
  • Pay-per-use structuring
  • It’s excellent for roofers who may have lulls between estimations

4) Aerial Estimation

Aerial Estimation is similar to our last entry in the way it takes measurements and handles payments. With Aerial Estimation, you will get an HD image of the roof in question and measurements for length, primary pitch, area, and others. Also, they base the app’s pricing on a per-use payment structure. The price per report can range from $16 to $45, depending on the type of report. 

What separates Aerial Estimation from EagleView and other similar roof measuring tools is that it’s faster. Their estimations have a turnaround rate of one business day. You can also pay $15 extra and get your estimate in about 2 hours. Some of the other perks include:

  • Waste calculation table tool
  • Aerial roof outline images
  • Generally cheaper report prices

5) SkyMeasure

SkyMeasure makes our list because you can integrate it into the project management software you may already be using. For instance, it is compatible with Job Progress. It also provides aerial views and measurements of any roof type. 

You can get each report through their website or their app. While the measurement options aren’t as robust as some of the other options on our list, they offer wall reports, site mapping, and reports for residential and commercial roofs. Other benefits include:

  • Great customer service
  • Relatively fast turnaround
  • Per-use pricing structure

More Help for your Roofing Business

Here at Roofer’s Guild, we are committed to helping roofers across the country streamline their business and gain more customers. You have read about the best roof measuring tools now; find out how we can help you dominate your local market. In addition, we offer a full array of digital marketing and SEO services specifically for roofers, so talk to us soon.

Elastomeric Roofing + Roof Coatings

Elastomeric Roof

Elastomeric roof systems have a lot of benefits for commercial business owners and property managers. However, no roof coating is without its flaws. You may be considering an elastomeric roof coating for your building but before you pull the trigger, be sure to read the following post. 

Today, we will discuss the merits and shortcomings of elastomeric roofing systems, what they are, and the available different types. If you don’t have time to read through the entire post but still need elastomeric roof information, be sure to give us a call or message us here at Roofer’s Guild

What is an Elastomeric Roof?

An elastomeric roof is a liquid spray coating. It is typically made of acrylic resins and polymers, and titanium dioxide. Different people will define an elastomeric with other qualities. It’s really about which of those qualities are most important to whoever describes them.

The liquid is typically sprayed on a roof to shore up any leaks or cracks. Another defining feature of elastomeric roofing systems is that they make the roof a monolithic structure. Such a structure means that the elastomeric layer is a single membrane that coats the entire roof.

What are the Advantages of An Elastomeric Roof?

  • Waterproofing: One of the essential advantages of an elastomeric roof coating is that it adds a waterproof layer to new and old roofs. 
  • Versatile Application: You can apply an elastomeric coating to a new roof. Frequently, however, people opt for an elastomeric roof coating because their existing roof has leaks. Elastomeric coatings work to fill and shore up existing leaks on old roofs. They can be installed in almost any weather, too – adding to their versatility. 
  • Negate Re-roofs: Adding an elastomeric coating to your old roof is one way to negate the need for costly repairs or an entire re-roof. Be aware that not all roofs are good candidates for elastomeric coating as an alternative to a re-roof. In some cases, though, you can save a lot of time and money by simply adding an elastomeric coating. 
  • Save on Utilities: Because elastomeric coatings contain titanium dioxide pigments, they reflect UV light from your roof. UV reflection helps to keep your roof and your building cool when it’s hot. Typically, an elastomeric roof will help you cut down on your building’s cooling costs. 

What are the Disadvantages of an Elastomeric Roof?

  • Installation: You have to work with someone who knows what they are doing. Elastomeric spray will adhere to and fill up any fissures in your roof: this includes any vents and drainage openings. If your contractor is not careful, they can cause drainage clogs and endanger your entire building. 
  • Susceptible to Pooling Water: Some types of elastomeric roofing systems don’t hold up very well against pooled water. That’s why these elastomeric roofing types are reserved for pitched roofs. 

Types of Elastomeric Roofing

There are different types of elastomeric roof coatings. Some are better suited for hot conditions, other for cold. Others should be applied to flat roofs, while others work best for pitched roofs. Here is a breakdown of the most common types of elastomeric roof coatings:

  • Silicone: Silicone is a versatile and straightforward type of elastomeric roof coating. That’s because it can be applied right on top of an existing silicone roofing layer without removing the original coat. Silicone roof coatings are typically applied to polyurethane foam roofs and can repair certain types of damage. 
  • Acrylic: Acrylic coatings are water-based. They should only be applied to pitched roofs. That’s because pooling water can essentially turn the coating back to a liquid and render it not only useless; but a hazard to your entire roofing system. Acrylic sprays are typically 48% water! As such, you have to be careful when you apply these coatings. If it is too cold outside, the coating can freeze up. 
  • Urethane: Urethane roof coatings are desirable in areas where high winds are expected. If falling and wind-blown debris are a factor where you live, your best bet is probably a urethane roof coating. That’s because they offer the highest degree of impact resistance of any elastomeric roof coating. There is a catch, though: urethane roof coating typically costs between $40 and $65 per gallon. 
  • Polyurethane: Polyurethane coatings are typically reserved for EPDM roofing. While EPDM is very durable, it isn’t invincible. So polyurethane coatings are often used to weatherproof EPDM roofs and shore up small leaks. Polyurethane roof coatings also work very well with single-ply roofs. 

Application Tips

  • Check for Weather: Although elastomeric roof coatings are versatile, for the best results, you should apply when the weather is sunny and dry. The temperature should be between about 58 and 78 degrees. Of course, do not apply when it is raining, dewy, exceptionally moist, or humid. 
  • Let it Sit for a Day: The coating will need some time to cure so be sure to stay off the roof entirely for 24-48 hours. However, some products may take a week to cure. Be sure to check the instructions carefully.
  • Hire a Professional: Elastomeric coatings should not cover up some leaks and cracks. If you are ever in doubt about the size or severity of a leak, it is always a good idea to call a professional roofing contractor.

Buy Exclusive Roofing Leads in Los Angeles

Roofing Leads Los Angeles

You’re probably asking yourself the question, where can I buy roofing leads in Los AngelesYou might even wonder how Roofer’s Guild can help you get them and why you should trust us. Let’s face it, the majority of websites offering roofing leads are run by talentless hacks who try to manipulate the roofing contractors. They try to sell you shared leads, they try to lure you into a long-term contractual agreement, and worst of all, if they ever do get you a lead, they take the credit for themselves. Roofer’s Guild is different, and we offer you the opportunity to generate consistent roofing company leads that strengthen your company’s brand and increase its ROI.

Exclusive Roofing Leads in L.A.

You might already know that exclusive leads are the best type available for your business as a roofing contractor. Leads with exclusivity guarantee that your roofing company gets direct contact from the prospect rather than competing with several other roofers in your area. Aside from the apparent reason, let’s take a look at why exclusive L.A. roofing leads help your business thrive in 2021:

  •  Avoid Competition With Other Roofers (Unlike Shared Leads)
  • Increase Repeat Customers 
  • Improve Brand Awareness
  • Improve Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Improve Reputation

The Best Way To Get Guaranteed Roofing Leads in Los Angeles

Simply put, SEO is the best way to generate leads in California. However, not just any SEO will make it happen. It would help if you approached SEO for roofers from a different angle than your competitors. Most of them rely on highfalutin marketing agencies that use “tactics” to bring in leads through your website, Facebook and Google accounts, and PPC ads. Here’s how you should use SEO to get quality roofing leads in 2021:

  • Google My Business Listing (Optimized)
  • Custom WordPress Website
  • High-Quality Web Content
  • Branded Authority 
  • Reputation Management
  • Schema JSON Data (The one factor most people ignore)

Getting L.A. Roof Leads from Google My Business

To get roofing leads from Google My Business, you need to rank your listing in the top 3 on Google Maps. When a consumer searches for a roofing company or service from a local device, they see a pack of the three top results known as the Local Map Pack. Within the pack consists of the three most appropriate listings based on proximity, relevance, and prominence. Like when Phil Jackson ran the triangle, you must satisfy this triangle of local ranking factors. To do so, you will need:

  • Automated Review Requests
  • An Effective GMB Company Name
  • A Strong Website Connected To Your GMB

The Best Type of Roofer Leads in Los Angeles

Southern California has homes with various roofing systems, allowing contractors to work on different types of materials. Depending on the system type, a lead or job may be worth more or less to a roofing contractor. The same goes for commercial roofing projects vs. residential ones. Commercial roofing leads can bank a roofer even more than a residential variation. Let’s take a look at the best roofing types in L.A.:

  • Slate Roofing Leads
  • Metal Roofing Leads
  • EPDM Roofing Leads

6 Reasons Roof Heat Cables are Ineffective for Ice Dams

Roof Heat Cables

If you have ever had to deal with busted up shingles and roof leaks due to an unchecked ice dam, you have probably considered roof heat cables. Roof heat cables, for those who haven’t ever had to think about them, are pretty much exactly what they sound like: lengths of cable, tape or wire that is installed on top of your shingles that heat up to prevent water from freezing on your roof.

It sounds like an innovative and clever way of preventing ice dams from forming on your roof. But before you haul off and pay someone to install them for you, take a minute to peruse our list of reasons why roof heat cables are actually not a great idea. 

1) They Can Be Dangerous

Think about it; you are putting heated pieces of wire on top of your roof. According to a Washington Post Safety notice citing a Consumer Product Safety Commission report, roof heat cables are responsible for around 2,000 structure fires every year and over 100 injuries. So are roof heat cables dangerous? They absolutely can be. But roofing safety isn’t the only concern related to this de-icing method.

2) They are not a Cure-All

A lot of people who start to shop around for roof heat cables have the same misconception: they think that they will clear off all the ice from the roof. That isn’t how roof heat cables work. Roof heat cables only melt snow and ice directly around them. When they are working, you will usually see thin streaks that are the clear paths that roof heat cables melt in the snow and ice. Their function is simply to clear enough space and melt enough ice to prevent ice dams and provide a channel for the water to flow to the gutters. That being said, roof heat cables will not protect your roof if your gutters are clogged, and they will certainly not clear all the snow and ice from your roof.

3) They are an Added Utility Expense

If you have an average-sized roof then you will be looking at an average cost of $7.25 per day to run your roof heat cables. In the winter months when you will most likely need to run your roof heat cables all day for days at a time, that adds up to a lot of extra money. Now the argument can be made that $7.25 per day may still add up to less money than repairing a collapsed roof, which is true. But in most cases, homeowners don’t actually need to install roof heat cables. Some regular maintenance and a bit of due diligence are enough for most homes to avoid dangerous ice dams in the winter. For instance, raking your roof (safely) when snow accumulates on it is an effective and cheap way to protect it against ice dams.

4) They Require Precise Installation

If the contractor you hire to install your roof heat cables doesn’t have a lot of experience and the utmost investment in the project, your cables can very well become more of a problem than if they were never installed at all. That’s because the ice that they melt can simply refreeze again on other portions of your roof if they are not installed very cleverly and strategically. They need to be placed in such a way that they channel all melted ice to the ground or gutters.

5) They are a Bad Look in the Summer and Spring

Unless you live in the Arctic Circle you aren’t going to need your roof heat cables year-round. While the snow covers most of the cables up in the Winter, in the Summer and Spring months, the cables are on full display to the neighborhood – think broken Christmas lights are strewn atop your roof all year long. And roof heat cable uninstallation isn’t exactly DIY work. In short, it isn’t worth it to take your roof heat cables down every year and then having them installed again every winter – especially when the average cost for roof heat cable installation in the US is $400-$700. So you may want to avoid the eyesore altogether. 

6) There are Better Ways to Address Ice Dams

Perhaps the most important reason why roof heat cables are ineffective for preventing ice dams is that there are much better ways to prevent them. In most cases, ice dams are caused because heat is escaping from inside, melting snow on top of the roof and the melted snow runs down to a colder area of the roof and refreezes. Fixing these heat leaks is the most effective and beneficial way to prevent ice dams – and lower your heating costs to boot.

Patio Roof Repair Guide (Cost, Techniques, & FAQ)

Patio Roof Repair Guide

When it comes to patio roof repair, questions come up often. We know patio roofs are a great way to get more out of your backyard or other outdoor areas. They provide shelter from the harsh rays of the sun in the summer. And in the winter, they allow you to engage in outdoor activities even in inclement weather. But the sun, rain, wind, and hail can wreak havoc on your patio roof no matter what material it is made out of. 

Chances are if you have a patio roof, you paid good money to have it installed. You should be able to protect your investment as a homeowner or building owner. As a contractor; you should know the simplest method for patio roof repair. But whether you are a DIY dominator or a roofer just starting out in the trade, we have a patio roof repair guide that will be of help to you. 

Here at Roofer’s Guild, we are all about providing commercial property owners, homeowners, property managers, and contractors the resources they need. In the spirit of providing useful, practical information and resources to our community, we wanted to share today’s blog post which is a basic patio roof repair guide.

First Things First

Safety is always the top priority during any roof repair project. And you need to be extra cautious when repairing a patio roof. That’s because patio roofs aren’t as fortified as a normal roofing structure. As much as possible, try not to actually step on the patio roof. Instead, do your best to carry out all the work while putting most of your weight on the actual roof itself. You should wear boots with plenty of grip and use a sturdy ladder firmly planted on level ground.

Make Sure the Roof is Clean

Once you are up on your roof, take a minute to observe your patio roof. Are there a bunch of leaves, twigs, and other kinds of debris on it? Before you can get to the heart of the matter you will have to clean away all of this debris. In general, it is a good idea to keep your roof clean because moss, fungus, and other damaging growths can make their home on your patio roof if debris isn’t regularly cleared away. This can cause serious damage to your patio roof. The good news is that this kind of debris is easy to clean away. Simply use a sturdy push broom and push off any debris from the patio roof. Try to get as much dirt and dust off the surface as well.

Perform a Deep Cleaning

This next step will require a pressure washer and a roof cleaning solution. You can pick up a variety of roof cleaning agents at your local hardware store. This article by A Cleaner Choice also gives a helpful list of some of the best roof cleaning products. But if you don’t want to go out and buy a roof detergent, you can use a simple mixture of one part bleach and three parts water. Apply whatever cleaning agent you choose in sections. Pour the mixture over one part of your patio roof and then rinse it away with the pressure washer before moving on to the next section. It is important to keep a few things in mind when you are using your pressure washer:

  • Start off by using the lowest pressure setting. If that isn’t enough to lift mildew, moss, stains and debris, move up to the medium setting. You should never use the max setting when pressure washing your patio roof.
  • Keep the spray head at least a foot above the surface of the patio roof. Too much pressure , or painting the wand too close to the surface can strip shingles of their protective granule, damage the shingle or even blow the shingle away entirely. 
  • Chances are, your patio roof is flat but you should always spray your pressure washer downward or toward the edge of the roof line. Spraying upward toward the ridge of the roof can lift up shingles and cause water damage. 

Dry and Seal

After you have pressure washed your patio roof, let it dry for a few hours. It may take a full 24 hours for it to completely dry. The important thing is to be certain that it’s dry all the way through in order for the sealant to take hold. When it’s dry, apply an even layer of sealant over the roofing material with a roof brush and on any affected spots (leaks). Here is a helpful list of some of the best roofing sealants.

Patio Roof Repair FAQ’s

How much does patio roof repair cost?

That will depend on the size and material of your patio roof and whether you do it yourself or hire a professional. In general, DIY patio roof repair projects will cost around $60-$100. Hiring a professional to repair a mid-sized patio roof will cost anywhere between $200 and $1,000.

How much does it cost to build a roof over a patio?

Typical installations will cost between $6,000 and $10,000. But that is the typical price for a 20’x20’ patio cover. Keep in mind that the larger the patio cover needs to be, the more the project will cost.

What is the best material for a patio roof?

Aluminum is a popular choice because it is affordable, low-maintenance, and provides reliable protection from rain and other environmental hazards.

Trust the Professional

Here at Roofer’s Guild, we have been putting private residents and business owners in touch with high-caliber roofing contractors in your area for many years. Our contractors consist of nothing but the best, most experienced and most reliable roofers from around the country. No matter where you live, we are sure we can connect you with a quality roofer who can repair your patio roof and then some. We hope you have found our patio roof repair guide helpful.

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