Fast and Reliable Roof Repairs permalink
There are several reasons for homeowners to consider hiring a roofing contractor for roof repairs. Perhaps your house has a minor leak that you've been ignoring, or a severe storm passed through and damaged some of your roof shingles. Though you may have ignored these problems in the past, you should act on them now to avoid more permanent and detrimental issues down the road. Repairing your roof right away can not only prolong the life of your roof, but it will best help it remain aesthetically pleasing and enhance the overall value of your home.
The roof is the most important element of your home. It protects your house, your family, and all of your belongings inside the home, including furniture and appliances. It is essential that you keep up with the condition of your roof through proper roof repairs.
Are you in need of roof repairs? Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors services Lansdale, Chalfont, Doylestown and most areas nearby! Call us today to schedule a free cost estimate.
Roof Damage permalink
Whether it's one damaged shingle or severe storm damage, you should repair your roof right away.
Wood Rot & Hail Damage permalink
The soffit (wood or metal panel on the underside of the roof's overhang) and the fascia (the vertical board that runs along the roofline) are both at risk for water damage over time. Animals, like birds, squirrels, and raccoons like to nest in the soffit, and soft spots in the wood caused by rot will make it easier for them to gain access.
Hail can also have a significant impact on your roof, leaving behind dents and dark spots on asphalt roofs. Shingles damaged by hail can often times allow water to leak into the home, causing damage to the roof deck, interior walls, and ceiling.
We can inspect your roof for wood rot or hail damage and make the proper repairs to restore your roof to its full functionality.
We help with a number of roofing problems: permalink
- Wind damage
- Detrimental impacts from trees, bushes, and other outside elements
- Hail and storm damage
- Damaged shingles
- Roof leaks
- Problems with your roof flashing
- Damaged gutters and downspouts
- Improper roof ventilation
- Wood rot
You Can Trust Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors With All of Your Roofing Needs permalink
You want to be able to rely on a roofing contractor you can trust best, which is why Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors is here to help you. We solve a wide range of roofing issues, from leak repairs to emergency roof repairs, damaged shingles, or even signs of wood rot and aging.
If you live in Levittown, Warminster, Feasterville Trevose, Abington, Bensalem, King of Prussia, Harleysville, or any area nearby, contact us today to get started on your roof repairs, and if necessary, roof replacement.
Roof Inspection permalink
Ensure your roof is in good condition with our thorough roof inspection permalink
All roofs eventually wear down over time, which is why a regular roof inspection is essential to ensuring the quality of your roof. Most people get their roof inspected when preparing their home for sale, but roofs that are past warranty or have recently been exposed to severe weather should be inspected too.
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors provides thorough roof inspections and roof certifications to ensure that the structural integrity of your roof is intact. We carefully evaluate all aspects of your roof and identify any areas that need repair or replacement, allowing you to prove your roof is in good condition.
If you need a roof inspection for your home, call us today at 1-844-385-9661 or click below to get started. We provide all our roofing services in Lansdale, Chalfont, Doylestown, and throughout the nearby areas in Pennsylvania.
Whether you've experienced severe weather or are planning to sell your home, a roof inspection is essential.
We cover all aspects of your roof permalink
When we inspect your roof, you can be sure that all the details will be carefully evaluated. Our roof inspections check for all of the following:
- Missing, broken, or torn shingles
- Worn away shingle granules
- Cracked or missing caulk
- Rusted or missing flashing
- Rotted or torn rubber boots around pipes
- Wood rot or sagging areas
- Cracks in the chimney or missing caps
- Gutters that aren't securely attached
When our inspection is complete, you can be sure that your roof is structurally sound and will keep the house protected.
Get a comprehensive roof inspection today! permalink
If you need a roof inspection for your home, call the local experts at Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors today. We provide complete inspections and certifications for all types of roofs, and we also provide quality repair work if necessary.
Call us today at 1-844-385-9661 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you solve your roofing problems. We provide all our roofing services in Chalfont, Lansdale, Doylestown, Warminster, Levittown, Abington, Feasterville Trevose, King of Prussia, Harleysville, Bensalem, and throughout the surrounding areas.
Emergency Roof Repair Contractor permalink
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors provides fast, effective repairs for wind, hail and other storm damage permalink
No homeowner ever wants to experience a roofing emergency, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. In the event of a roofing emergency, it's important to quickly get professional repairs in order to prevent damage to the inside of your home.
At Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors, our roofers are always ready to go at a moment's notice with the equipment and expertise needed to quickly and effectively repair all types of roof leaks and roofing damage. As one of Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County's leading roofing companies, our roofing crews are well versed in all types of roofing materials and can solve any problem you may have.
If you have a roof emergency or need any of our other roofing services, call us at 1-844-385-9661 or click below for a free estimate!
Emergency roof repairs are often unexpected and major needs
Common causes of roofing emergencies permalink
- Delayed maintenance and natural wear due to weather and UV radiation
- Fallen tree limbs
- High winds tear off shingles and/or roof decking
- Ice dams and ice buildup in valleys
- Improper installation practices
- Flashing failures at roof penetrations, including around chimneys, vent stacks, and dormers
Some roofing emergencies are preventable, but others are simply out of the homeowner's control. Homeowners should always take care to have proper roof maintenance and practice preventative strategies like snow removal to prevent ice damming, but even in those cases, a roofing emergency is a possibility.
Our roofing specialists can also help to coordinate with other companies to ensure that all work is done correctly and that water damage is minimized.
We can solve your roofing emergency and get your home back to normal
Things to remember in a roofing emergency permalink
In the case of a roofing emergency, make sure you remember these three points
- Don't go up on the roof yourself: A damaged roof is a dangerous environment, and you should let a professional be the first to check it out
- Cover the interior: Using plastic sheeting will protect the interior of your home and help prevent leaks
- Inspect the roof visually: From the ground, take a visual inspection of your roof to note debris and possible damage
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors are your local experts for roof emergencies permalink
As an experienced roofing contractor in Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County, we can handle any emergency roof repair need you may have. If your home has leaks, wind damage, or a collapsing roof, make us your first call to get fast, effective repairs.
Call us today for a free estimate on any of our roofing services! We work throughout Doylestown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Warminster, Levittown, Abington, Feasterville Trevose, King of Prussia, Harleysville, Bensalem, and the surrounding areas.
Hail Damage Repair permalink
We provide expert roofing repair for storm damage permalink
Imagine Tiger Woods driving a thousand golf balls at your roof and you’ll have a good idea of how a severe hail storm can harm roof shingles and other roof elements (skylights, gutters, vent hoods, etc.).
Following a severe storm, your first roofing concern is whether or not the storm caused any leakage that might damage your home’s interior. Even if your roof does survive a hail storm without leaking, there may still be significant hail damage. That’s why it’s important to call in an experienced roofing expert like Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors to check your roof for hail damage.
We will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and look for any signs of roof hail damage. Our expert roofers have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it's a roof repair or roofing replacement. After a storm, we're the experts to call!
Hail & Storm Repair Services permalink
- Free & thorough inspection of the roof for storm damage and roof hail damage.
- The inspection covers roof shingles, gutters, skylights, flashing, vent hoods, vent stacks, chimney caps & chimneys.
- Free estimates for all recommended roof repairs.
- Prompt, expert repair and/or replacement of storm-damaged roof elements.
Hail damages different roofing materials in different ways permalink
Experience in roof inspections following hail storms has educated roofing contractors about how hail damage affects different roofing materials. Not surprisingly, hail damages different roofing materials in different ways.
Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
- Hail damage to asphalt shingles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life.
- Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
- Hail damage to slate roofs: Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
We respond quickly to repair hail damage and prevent roof leaks permalink
The high winds that often accompany hail storms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement. We provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair in Levittown, Warminster, Feasterville Trevose, Abington, Bensalem, King of Prussia, Harleysville, and surrounding areas throughout Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County. Give us a call or get an online quote today!
No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors' roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home against the elements.
Wood Rot Repair permalink
We stop wood rot from damaging your roof & devaluing your home permalink
Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board are rotted.
Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior window sill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Worse is when you’re in the basement or crawlspace and notice rot in structural beams and joists!
Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action.
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors specializes in roof repairs that can help prevent wood rot. We offer expert wood rot repair and roof repair services throughout the Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County area. Contact us for a free repair estimate.
Preventing wood rot. By allowing warm, humid air to escape, roof vents lower the moisture content of building components in your entire house. Lower moisture content and reduced relative humidity help prevent rot.
What causes rot anyway? permalink
The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.
To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.
Where to Inspect for Dry Rot & Wood Rot permalink
Armed with an awl or a small screwdriver, inspect locations where rot often gains a foothold. Use the tool to poke into areas that are suspects (blistered or soft) to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:
- Exposed framing in a basement or crawlspace
- Exterior window sills and door thresholds
- Exterior window and door casings (trim)
- The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
- Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
- Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)
A solid roof can help prevent dry rot damage permalink
Most of the strategies for fighting dry rot throughout the house begin with your roof. If your roof is not sound and your gutters are clogged or misaligned, tremendous amounts of water can enter your home and saturate the ground around your foundation (which can also allow water to seep into your home). So, the first rule of home care is to make sure your roof is leak-free and in good repair. As a leading roofing contractor in Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County, we offer comprehensive roofing services, including a variety of roof repairs to help you maintain your roof's condition.
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors also understands that the roof is more than a barrier to rain and snow. It is also where your home exhales! A properly vented roof also expels much of the water vapor that builds up in the home and plays an important role in keeping the moisture content in building materials to safe levels.
Vent openings are typically located along the roof’s ridge and soffits at the eaves. These roof vents are usually continuous in order to maintain adequate airflow.
Warm, often humid, air naturally rises up (warm air rises) through the ridge vents and replacement air is drawn in through soffit vents to replace it.
Called convection, or the “stack effect,” replacement air may also be drawn from wall cavities that surround the lower levels of your home – and even from your basement. The stack effect normally helps maintain low moisture levels throughout your home.
Looking for an effective solution to wood rot in Pennsylvania? Reach out to us by phone or send us an email to schedule a free roof repair estimate in Chalfont, Lansdale, Doylestown, Abington, Feasterville Trevose, Levittown, Warminster, Bensalem, Harleysville, King of Prussia, and nearby. We are one of Pennsylvania's finest roofers, maintaining a solid reputation and providing only the best services and products.
Stop the rot. Without excess moisture, rot cannot gain a foothold in your home. Properly maintained gutters and reduced moisture infiltration at the windows are good preventative measures.
Roof Ventilation & Ridge Vent Installations permalink
We install soffit, gable & ridge vents for effective attic ventilation permalink
It's understandable that roof ventilation is often overlooked, as most people are simply worried about their roof keeping their home dry. However, a well-ventilated roof can make life easier and better for those living beneath it. Proper roof and attic ventilation can lower heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort, and grant longer life to roof shingles.
In the summertime, a properly ventilated roof allows hot air in the attic to escape, reducing the demand on your air conditioning system. In the winter, ventilation combines with good attic insulation to keep the roof surface cold, so that snow won't melt on the roof surface and then freeze to form ice dams along the eaves.
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors installs and repairs ridge vents and other types of roof vents. We are Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County's expert roofing contractors for roofing solutions that include roof repair, roof replacement and more. Contact us for a free quote for ridge vent installation in Chalfont, Lansdale, Doylestown, and throughout Pennsylvania.
Types of roof vents permalink
There are different types of roof vents, and different strategies for achieving effective roof ventilation. Here's a brief overview:
Installed along the roof peak, ridge vents are probably the most important vents in any "passive" (non-electric) roof ventilation system. Hot air that accumulates inside the attic rises by convection and escapes outside through ridge vents.
As hot air escapes, fresh outside air is drawn into the attic through soffit vents (see below).
On an asphalt shingle roof, ridge vents are usually covered by a layer of shingles. The warmest air in the attic rises naturally to the roof peak and escapes outside through the ridge vents.
Not always easy to see, the openings for a ridge vent are the continuous space on either side of the ridge cap
Soffit vents run parallel to the eaves along the soffit. These vents work with ridge and gable vents to promote good roof ventilation.
Installed along the eaves of the roof, these vents are usually in the form of grilles that run the length of each soffit.
By admitting outside air into the attic as warmer air leaves the attic through higher vents, soffit vents play a major role in effective roof ventilation.
Soffit vents may run continuously under eaves. Rectangular or circular vents may be installed in soffits where a continuous strip-type vent was omitted.
Installed near the peak of a gable end, this screened vent can allow hot air to leave the attic or fresh air to enter, depending on prevailing breezes and temperature conditions.
If attic airflow is insufficient, your roofer may recommend a gable end vent such as the one shown.
Powered attic ventilators (PAVs)
Sometimes referred to as attic fans, PAVs come in several forms. Some are designed to be mounted on the roof, while others mount in the attic floor or the gable end. All PAVs contain an electrically powered fan (usually controlled by a thermostat) that exhausts hot air from the attic on hot summer days.
A PAV should not be necessary if a roof has properly sized and installed ridge and soffit vents. While a PAV will definitely exhaust hot air from the attic during hot weather, it consumes electricity, and can actually suck cooled air from the living space through leaks in the attic floor.
For this reason, many home energy experts recommend passive roof ventilation over active ventilation with a PAV.
Add roof vents to ensure a long-lasting roof over your head permalink
If your roof is not well-ventilated, ask a roofing contractor about improving roof ventilation with ridge, soffit or gable-end vents. All of these roof vents can be installed in an existing roof, or when your roofing is being replaced.
The specialists at Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors can help you choose the right type of roof vents for your home. We can repair or install roof vents and improve your attic ventilation.
Our professional roofing services, including roof repair, are available throughout Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County, including Chalfont, Lansdale, Doylestown and nearby. Call us at 1-844-385-9661 to get a free quote on any of your roofing needs.
Ice Dam Prevention & Damage Repair permalink
Providing solutions to protect your roof from ice dams & water damage permalink
One thing that homeowners dread during snowy weather is the formation of ice dams along the edge of the roof.
An ice dam earns its name by trapping pools of melted water behind the frozen dam created when melted snow re-freezes along the eaves, where the roof is coldest.
Water trapped behind an ice dam can flow under roof shingles and leak into the house, damaging walls, floors, and other materials.
Several conditions must exist for ice dam damage to occur. If all these conditions are present, it’s likely that some water will leak into your house.
Here at Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors, we offer solutions to repair damage to your roof caused by ice damming, as well as prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.
Ice dams can cause interior damage to ceilings, walls, and floors, but the right roofing services can eliminate this worry.
Free estimates for ice dam removal permalink
We offer free estimates for ice dam removal and roof damage repair throughout the Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County area of Pennsylvania.
Prevention is key in keeping ice off your roof and water out of your home permalink
While you can’t prevent snow from collecting on your roof, there are other things you can do to prevent ice dams from causing water damage to your house. Some homeowners choose to focus on reducing the amount of heat that escapes into the attic, warming the upper part of the roof deck and causing snow to melt evenly.
This type of ice dam prevention typically involves sealing air leaks in the attic floor and other solutions. Adequate attic ventilation is also important to keep the underside of the roof at the same temperature as the outside air.
Another way to protect your home from ice dams and the damage associated with them is to make sure that an experienced roofing contractor installs a protective "ice and water" shield along your roof eaves, where the ice dams form.
Many building codes (this may vary by state and town) stipulate that this ice dam membrane protection must extend at least 24 inches inside the heated wall space of a house. However, older houses may not have such protection.
How do ice dams form? permalink
- The snow that stays on the roof for more than a few days, combined with freezing temperatures.
- Warm air from your living space that leaks into the attic, causing snow to melt high on the roof.
- Missing membrane protection beneath roof shingles along roof eaves.
Keep your roof protected from ice damage with Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors permalink
Whenever you have a new roof installed or a roof replaced, it’s essential to have ice and water shield protection installed as well. At Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors we always ensure that your home is receiving all the products and services it needs to keep you safe and dry. Contact us today to find out which roofing services are most appropriate for your home!
Snow Removal from Roofs permalink
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors offers snow raking services for residential roofs permalink
Every year, the newspapers tell us disheartening stories of homeowners and untrained workers who fall from rooftops while trying to remove heavy accumulations of snow. Sadly, many of these accidents cause serious injuries or death.
Snow removal, however, may be advisable to prevent the formation of ice dams and to remove snow from solar collectors and roof windows.
During periods of extremely heavy snowfall, snow and ice build-up may exceed the load capacity of your roof, especially older roofs that are flat or have low-slope pitches. Some snow-fall can weigh between 1 and 21 lbs. per cubic foot, depending upon moisture content!
Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors offers our professional snow removal services for roofs all throughout the Montco, Delco, Bucks and Chester County area.
Raking snow from roofs helps prevent ice dam formation and also improves the efficiency of solar electric panels.
We safely & effectively remove snow without damaging shingles permalink
We work from the ground whenever possible, carefully using long snow rakes that resemble garden hoes. Our workers are instructed to remove small amounts of snow at a time to avoid being hit by falling snow or ice. We are particularly careful to avoid dislodging roof shingles and gutters. If it is necessary to work from the roof, proper safety gear is used to prevent accidents, and care is taken to locate skylights, dryer vents, and roof vents beforehand.
Our snow removal methods ensure the safety of our workers and won’t damage your roof. Contact us before the snow begins to fall so we can map your roof and inspect the shingles and gutters. With this preparation, we can more effectively handle snow removals when the need arises.
Snow accumulation on the roof can lead to ice dams permalink
Snow on your roof normally does not pose a problem. When your roof is subject to temperature differentials between the area over the attic and the bottom few feet near the eave, however, it may be vulnerable to ice dams and damaging water leaks.
As the snow melts across the upper reaches of the roof, it trickles down toward the eave. If the roof temperature at the eave is below freezing, that trickle freezes like a mini glacier until layer upon layer gradually builds up and a "dam" of ice forms.
When the ice dam is high enough, water collects behind it and forms a small pool. The water rises under shingles until it reaches a fastener hole and seeps into your home.
If your eaves are shielded with eave flashing, such as a self-adhering rubberized asphalt and fiberglass mat (that self-seals when penetrated by fasteners), you probably won’t have to worry about ice dams.
Contact Summit Roofing and Siding Contractors today to find out more about our snow removal and ice dam prevention solutions, or our other roofing services like roof repair and replacement. We work in Chalfont, Lansdale, Doylestown, Warminster, Levittown, Abington, Feasterville Trevose, King of Prussia, Harleysville, Bensalem and cities nearby.