Roof Repair

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In certain instances, opting for a roof repair rather than a full replacement could prove to be a cost-effective solution. Forster Construction, leveraging its expertise and diagnostic capabilities, carefully assesses the extent of damage incurred by your roof. Subsequently, we offer tailored repair solutions aimed at addressing specific issues, such as leaks, damaged shingles, or compromised flashing, effectively extending the lifespan of your existing roof and minimizing the need for a complete replacement.

When is it time to get my Roof Repaired?

It may be time to call in the pros at Forster for any of the following:

  • Weather Damage:
    Storms, high winds, hail, or heavy snow can cause damage to roofing materials, leading to leaks, missing shingles, or structural issues.
  • Aging:
    Over time, roofs naturally deteriorate due to exposure to the elements, leading to wear and tear, deterioration of materials, and the need for repairs or replacement.
  • Poor Installation:
    Improper installation or low-quality materials can result in premature roof failure, necessitating repairs to address issues such as leaks, sagging, or inadequate ventilation.
  • Leaks:
    Roof leaks can occur due to damaged or missing shingles, deteriorated flashing, cracked seals around vents or chimneys, or improper installation of roofing materials.
  • Pests and Infestations:
    Pests such as birds, rodents, or insects may cause damage to roofing materials or create entry points into the roof, requiring repairs to prevent further damage or infestation.
  • Tree Damage:
    Falling branches or trees can cause significant damage to roofs, including punctures, broken shingles, or structural damage, necessitating repairs to restore the roof’s integrity.
  • Routine Maintenance:
    Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify minor issues before they escalate into major problems, allowing for timely repairs to prolong the lifespan of the roof and prevent costly damage.

Repair VSReplacement?

There are a number of factors that determine the answer to the question of whether your roof can be repaired, or needs to be replaced. These can include:

We all tend to want cut and dried answers, especially when it comes to something as important as our home. After all, it usually is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. This question of whether you should repair or replace your roof falls into the “it depends” category.

Residential Roof Repair


For shingle roofs, identifying damage from storms such as missing shingles is straightforward, but hail damage may require a professional inspection to assess its extent. Repairing missing shingles is relatively simple, though matching styles may pose a challenge for older roofs. For a close match or long-term investment, a reputable roofing contractor can assist in locating suitable replacements and offering free estimates for larger repair projects.


Metal roofing systems, including structural and architectural types, offer durability but may suffer from issues like openings in seams, flashing, and oxidation due to temperature variations. Forster Construction’s use of Duro-Last metal roofing minimizes installation errors and potential leaks, offering durable solutions with fewer seams and factory-bonded joints. Regular bi-annual inspections help maintain the integrity of metal roofs, ensuring longevity and performance.

CommercialRoof Repair

Commercial roof repair is more challenging and costly compared to residential repairs due to the complexity of flat roofs commonly found in commercial buildings. Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs are prone to water pooling, increasing the risk of leaks and requiring regular maintenance and frequent replacement. Detecting leaks in low slope roofs is particularly difficult, with common areas including seams, flashing penetrations, transitions along parapet walls, and drain areas.

Our trained professionals at Forster Construction can assess the extent of water infiltration and determine whether repair is feasible, although age and significant water damage often indicate the need for replacement to maintain the roof’s protective function.