What Does Roof Repair Look Like?

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t often think about your roof until something goes wrong. But a damaged roof can be a major problem, leading to water damage, mold, and even structural problems. That’s why knowing what to expect when you need to have a roof repair is important.

The first step in any roof repair is a thorough roof inspection. A full roof inspection will allow McCoy Roofing, the roofing company serving your community, to assess the extent of the damage and develop a plan for a roof repair or a roof replacement. Sometimes, the damage may be minor and we can repair it quickly and easily. In other cases, the damage may be more extensive and require a more complex roof repair or roof replacement.

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What happens after the roof inspection?

Once the inspection is complete, our project managers review our recommendations with the homeowner. When you approve and schedule with us, our team of roofing contractors will begin the repair process. The specific steps involved will vary depending on the type of damage. However, some common repair procedures include:

  • Replacing damaged shingles: This is the most common type of roof repair. Wind, hail, or other weather events can damage shingles. Tree limbs or other debris can also damage them. When shingles are damaged, they need to be replaced as soon as possible to prevent water damage.
  • Repairing or replacing flashing: Flashing is the metal or plastic that seals the joints between different parts of the roof. It’s important to keep flashing in good repair to prevent leaks. Flashing is repaired with sealant or replaced if it’s damaged.
  • Sealing seams: Seams are the joints between different sections of roofing material. They can develop leaks if they’re not properly sealed. Seams are sealed with caulk or sealant.
  • Repairing or replacing gutters: Gutters and downspouts are important for directing water away from your home. If they’re damaged, they can allow water to pool around your foundation, which can lead to water damage. Gutters and downspouts can be repaired or replaced.
  • Inspecting for other potential problems: When there is damage to your roof, it’s important to inspect the entire roof for other potential problems. This may include inspecting the rafters, joists, and other structural components of the roof. If any of these components are damaged, they may need to be repaired or replaced.

Once the repair is complete, our team will clean up the area and make sure the roof is watertight. They will also provide you with a warranty, if applicable, on the repair.

The roof repair cost will vary depending on the extent of the damage. Minor repairs can cost a few hundred dollars, while major repairs can cost several thousand dollars. Make sure what your insurance covers before beginning your roof repair.

If you’re unsure how much your roof repair will cost, get estimates from several contractors. This will give you an idea of the range of prices and help you decide on the best deal for you. You can also check out our guide to roof repair.

Aerial view of a homes roof inspection to see if the home owner needs a roof repair or roof replacement.
Roofing contractor completing a roof repair after the roof inspection.

Tips for Finding a Reliable Roof Repair Contractor

If you need to have your roof repaired, it’s important to find a reliable contractor. There are many fly-by-night contractors out there who will do a shoddy job and leave you with more problems than you started with.

Here are a few tips for finding a reliable roof repair contractor:

  • Get multiple estimates: Don’t just go with the first contractor you find. Get estimates from several contractors so you can compare prices and services. Also, they need to be a good fit for you and someone you can trust.
  • Check references: Ask each roofing contractor for references from past clients. Call the references and ask about their experience with the contractor.
  • Make sure the roofing contractor is licensed and insured: This will protect you in case something goes wrong with the repair. McCoy roofing is licensed and insured in all the locations we serve.
  • Get everything in writing: Get everything in writing, including the scope of work, the price, and the warranty. This will help to avoid any confusion down the road.


Roofs are expensive to replace, so it’s important to have regular roof repairs done. This will help extend your roof’s life and save you money in the long run. If you need to have your roof repaired, be sure to find a reliable contractor who will do a quality job.

At McCoy Roofing, we are GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors and hold certifications with several organizations. We are the ultimate standard in roofing.

The ultimate standard means we value honesty and integrity. We always do the right thing, and attention to the details matter. We are a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, which means we train and certify our roofers in high-quality roofing installation methods using the latest technologies. Less than 2% of GAF roofing contractors earn the Master Elite certification. 

You can have peace of mind knowing we have been in business for over 15 years, are state licensed, carry valid insurance, and are in good standing with our local Better Business Bureau.

‘Contact one of our local project managers to get a free storm damage roof inspection to see if your roof needs a repair or needs to be replaced. To see the communities we serve, visit our locations page. There you can easliy access the locations phone number and learn more about that specific location.

McCoy Roofing contractor working on a roof repair. McCoy Roofing is a GAF Master Elite roofing company.

Do you need a free storm damage roof inspection?

If you think your roof has damage from a storm, have it inspected by a professional roofing company. A free roof inspection can help you identify any damage and ensure your home is safe from the weather elements.

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