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How Much Will it Cost to Repair a Leaking Roof In Augusta, GA?

May , 2023 | 8 min. read

By Scott Wilson

Tarped roof of a home in Augusta, Georgia

It doesn't matter how expensive your roof was years ago, or if you got the highest quality of materials used to build it, roof leaks are one of those things in life that just happen. If you’re currently watching water drip into your kitchen pots and pan, you’re not alone. 

We’ve all had a pesky roof leak at some point in our lives!

Do you want the bad news or the good news first?

Ok, the bad news it is,  now you’ve got a leaky roof to fix, they only get worse and time isn’t on your side. Unfortunately, roof leaks do keep getting worse and worse causing more headaches. They grow and create more damage making the situation pretty serious. Not to mention how expensive the interior damage costs can be to repair. If the roof leak is not taken care of in a timely manner

Now for the good news!

Here at RoofCrafters of Augusta, we have been making roof leaks disappear for 3 decades. Yes, that is 30 years of experience in providing our clients with not only top-quality roof repairs, but peace of mind knowing their roof is leak free and back to its original quality without breaking the bank. We know how pesky these little things can be.  So, hopefully, we can help ease your mind today.

So, you are asking yourself, and the roof leak wizards here on Google lol… how much is this going to cost me to fix my roof leak?  There’s no simple answer to this question, but our experts here at RoofCrafters have written this article to better help you understand roof repair costs.

Let’s jump right in!

 

How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Leaky Roof?

 

First, it's important to understand what type of roof you have before explaining the cost of repairs. Broadly speaking, there are two types of roofs:

  1.  low-slope roofs (flat roofs)
  2.  steep roofs (shingle, metal, tile, wood, or slate)

The cost of your roof repair will greatly depend on the material needed and the time required to fix it. Here's a list of different materials installed on roofs. The cost of each material varies. So, the cost of your repair will vary depending on the exact type and the quantity needed to make your repair.

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood
  • Tile
  • Slate
  • Metal
  • Built-up roofing
  • Single-ply membranes
  • Modified bitumen

Each material has a different installation and repair cost; The type of roofing material on your home in Augusta and the overall condition of that material, the difficulty or how steep is the roof, and the complexity are the main factors that change the cost to repair your leaky roof. 

Does that make sense?

image showing the 4 most common roofing material options, asphalt shingles, tile, metal, wood, slate

The most common material used in residential homes is asphalt shingles. So below is a shortlist of the most common things we see that will cause a roof to leak on asphalt shingle roofs and the average cost to make the roof repair needed to stop the leak.

  1. Leaky pipe collars or pipe flashing around your plumbing pipes. The average cost to repair is $750 to $1,250

  2. Roof leaks in a valley. The average cost to repair is $1,425 to $2,800

  3. Leaks at a chimney or skylight. The average cost to repair is $1,650 to $3,800

  4. Leaky roof-to-wall flashings. The average cost to repair is $1,550 to $3,350

  5. Roof leaks due to improper nailing during the original installation. The average cost to repair this could be as low as $750 if it is minimal. (Typically these have low nails or nails backing out through the face of the shingles or in the worst case...whatever a complete roof replacement cost would be for your home, unfortunately, we have had to do this on many homes.)

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How Old is Your Roof in Augusta, Georgia?

 

Age is an important factor when conducting roof repairs in Augusta. No matter how well-maintained your roof is, it has a limited lifespan. Although frequent maintenance can prolong a roof’s lifespan, you should prepare to have it replaced as it is nearing the end of its expected lifespan.

Replacing your roof in Augusta on time saves you from the risks of water damage, mold, and damaging the interior of your home and your belongings. Make sure to do your homework and choose a professional roofer. Inexperienced roofers can cost you more money in the long run.

roof inspection in progress

It's unwise for you to conduct repairs on an asphalt shingle roof that is 15 to 20 years old. Here is the thing, most insurance companies today will only offer limited or no coverage whatsoever for an older shingle roof.  So you’re better off replacing it. While the short-term costs of a replacement may seem high, you won’t need to worry about repair costs and will be protected for many years to come. A new roof will give you greater peace of mind, and depending on the material and the level of warranty you choose. 

How Much Damage Can My Leaky Roof in Augusta, Georgia Cause?

 

Most of the people we meet in Richmond County think that repairing or replacing a leaky roof will cost too much money upfront; however, this is a short-termed approach to the problem. Left untended, a leaky roof results in water seeping through the wood under your roof, damaging attic insulation, insulation in the walls, and then reaching your house’s main framing structure in extreme cases. 

roofer tearing off a roof with rotten plywood decking

Not conducting any repairs in a timely manner can lead to different areas of your house needing repair or replacement, which can ring up one heck of a repair bill. Besides that, a leaking roof affects your home’s structural integrity, potentially resulting in severe wood rot and termites. Remember that insurance does not cover damage due to negligence, so you may lose some of your personal belongings in such instances.

Let’s dial it back to the more common consequences of leaky roofs. Your furniture and electronics are exposed to water and the external environment more, and this water can cause mold to grow. With so many downsides to avoiding roof repairs, the best practice is to contact a professional roofer at the earliest you find the leak to avoid more long-term expenses.

How Long Can I Leave My Roof Leaking in Augusta?

 

roofers placing tarp

Always remember that the faster you address the roof leak, the better and less costly it will tend to be. As soon as you find or see any water damage, to reduce further damages to your home in Augusta call up your local roof repair contractor immediately. 

 

At times, your roofing contractor might not be available to perform the repairs on the same day, so in the meantime, you should ask that they take measures to prevent further damage until the work can be scheduled. Roofers can install a large tarp over the affected area where it is leaking inside your home and it will help you mitigate any further damages,

Can I Prevent Roof Leaks?

 

Even with the heavy tree coverage in Augusta, Georgia.  You can prevent most roof leaks, but in some instances, they are unavoidable. Frequent inspections and routine roof maintenance are excellent ways to diagnose potential roof leaks. Repairing potential leaks before they happen.

Roofer inspecting roof

Ideally, you should call a roofer twice a year to check for any roof damage, and you should conduct self-checks routinely to see if anything is missing or looks out of place visually. It's possible that strong winds blew off some of your roof shingles during the last storm, making them prone to leaks. Ensure that you call a professional roofing contractor as soon as you notice any roof storm damage-related problems or maintenance issues that need to be fixed.

Can I Afford to Fix My Leaky Roof?

 

Of course, you can! Your budget should always be important when it comes to any big home improvement project. Any reputable roofing contractor in Augusta will allow you to finance your roof repair if you don’t have the funds available to pay in full right away.

Obviously, pesky roof leaks are a pain in the butt to deal with. 

They’re untimely, expensive, and cause damage to your home. Roof leaks are all of these things and more, but that doesn’t mean you have to let the cost of their repairs cause you stress. Let’s face it, life is already stressful enough without things going wrong, schedule an appointment with RoofCrafters to get that leaky roof fixed as soon as possible.

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Look, we do our best to help as many homeowners in the Augusta, Georgia area as we possibly can, however, we also know that we are not a good fit for everyone, so to help make it easier for you we have put together a short list of other reputable repair contractors in Augusta, GA. 

Scott Wilson

My name is Scott Wilson, and I am an estimator at RoofCrafters Roofing. With over 24 years of industry experience, my main objective for every roofing project I tackle is to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible for home and business owners. Outside of work, you can find me hiking, spending time in nature, and working on my overall fitness!