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Patch or Replace a Leaking Roof?

Date: December 4, 2021

The extreme climate in Arizona is brutal. It’s dry for months on end, and then suddenly a ten-minute drizzle puts your roof to the test. A roof is more than just shingles or tiles and wood – it’s a carefully engineered system built to protect you and your home from the elements. If any part of that system fails, it needs to be quickly repaired or replaced to prevent further damage. While most homeowners know a leak needs to be fixed, how to fix it isn’t always clear.

It’s Just a Drip… Is Replacement Really Necessary?

A leak doesn’t automatically mean you need a full replacement. There certainly are times when a leak really is small and easy to patch up with roofing tar. An experienced roofing professional knows what to look for and where, and they know when a patch is the right solution – roof repairs are not a DIY project!

But a Small Leak Doesn’t Mean There’s No Problem

Most of the time, a leak is like the tip of an iceberg – what you see is just a tiny portion of a much larger issue. If the source of the leak involves sagging, pooling water, cracked or damaged shingles, or flashing, the integrity of your roof and home may be at risk. Left unchecked or poorly patched, leaks can cause health and safety issues like mold and structural damage. As disappointing as it might be to hear that a roof replacement is needed, a roofing expert can explain why a patch repair would be inappropriate in these situations.

Decisions, Decisions… Repair or Replace?

A comprehensive inspection is the best way to assess the condition of your roof. Mikku & Sons is a family owned and operated company that has been serving the Phoenix Metro area for over 20 years. Call (623) 465-1068 to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE today!

About Mikku & Sons
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Our roofing company was founded in 2001 by Michael Riutta, who is still part of the ownership and management team. Between Michael, his two sons and co-owners, Devin and Joshua, and our crew members, we have many years of experience to handle any type of roof repair or roof installation solutions you may need.