How to Repair damaged wood

Wood roofs are attractive in appearance and certain varieties such as cedar are quite resilient. However, it will not last indefinitely and those who live in regions with extreme climates will eventually have to repair them. Correcting problems as soon as they’re detected will lower both the costs and headaches.

What is Wood Roof Repair?

Wood roof repair is the process by which wooden roofs are repaired or replaced completely. The decision to repair or replace will largely be determined by the extent and type of damage. If the roof is simply aging and hasn’t sustained serious damage in most cases it will simply need to be repaired. However, if the roof has been neglected for long periods of time and has been exposed to lots of moisture this could lead to wood rot which may require a complete replacement.

When Do You Need Wood Roof Repair in New Jersey?

Some of the instances where NJ homeowners require wood roof repair services include:

  • When the shingles are split: One consequence of aging wood is the splitting of wooden shingles and shakes. Splits may occur suddenly or gradually, and in both cases they are a sign that the roof is in need of either repairs or a complete replacement. Curling results from exposure to rain, radiation and heat.
  • When you notice cupping and curling: Wood shakes will become distorted over time. While this warping is natural, if it becomes too extensive the roof may begin to leak or the shingles will sustain damage. If detected this problem is best corrected sooner rather than later.
  • When you detect algae or moss: Wood shakes differ from asphalt shingles in that it is comprised of matter which is organic. This means that exposure to sunlight and water overtime can cause it to become softer, breaking down like other forms of organic matter. This in turn will lead to the development of moss and algae, which is common in locations that are cool or humid.
  • When the shingles are damaged or missing: If you notice that some of your shingles are gone, or they’ve been damaged, this means that your roof is vulnerable to leaks and other issues. It is a matter that you want to get resolved as quickly as possible.

Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Wood Roof Repair?

Affordable Home Services is an industry leading construction firm that has been in operation for more than 70 years. We specialize in exterior and interior residential construction, including wood roofing, and we can diagnose and correct any problems you’re having. We use a wide selection of materials and tools which are well adapted to the northeastern climate. As such we provide our clients with the largest selection of colors and roofing options that you’ll find anywhere in the Tri-State area.

Our attention to detail and commitment to our customers has led to us receiving the prestigious GAF Master Elite certification, so when hiring us, you can be rest assured that you are working with the best roofing providers in the state.

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