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Easy Fixes vs. The cost of Professional Repairs


Easy Fixes vs. The cost of Professional Repairs

Easy Fixes for Roofing Problems

Any loose, damaged, or missing shingles should be replaced immediately. Check for popped nails that need to be hammered back in place.

If you’re comfortable working on a roof, then it’s not too difficult to replace shingles and caulk flashing yourself. Cost: $24 for a bundle of shingles, $6 for roofing caulk. Allow a half-day to make a few shingle repairs.

Metal and vinyl flashing around chimneys, skylights, and attic vents that has separated needs to be resealed with caulk. However, flashing and vent boots that are beginning to rust or deteriorate should be replaced.

Cost of Professional Repairs

Contact pro roofing companies and seek at least two bids for repair work. You can use a handyman for minor fixes and possibly shave costs, but the person should be bonded, have proof of liability, and have workman’s compensation insurance.

Some costs for common repairs include:

  • A few broken or missing shingles: $100 to $150.
  • Large repairs (10-foot-by-10-foot section of roofing): $100 to $350 asphalt; $200 to $1,000 wood.
  • Replacing flashing or boots around chimneys, skylights, and vents: $300 to $500.
  • Repairing flashing in valleys: $15 to $25 per running foot.

If you have and damage to your roof that you can’t fix yourself and need a professional for don’t hesitate to call us at (718) 941-1111 or email us at greeneroofing720@aol.com.

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