Roof Repairs

If you are experiencing leaks, LeakMaster will find the source.
If you have missing or loose shingles, LeakMaster can replace and seal them up.
We won’t sell you a new roof if all you need is a simple repair.

Emergency Tarping Service

roof-tarpAfter you replace the missing shingles. The secret is using 5 gals per 100 SF on most roofs. That way the shingle laps are firmly cemented down and will resist high wind blow off. Even better is to have Leakmaster put an aluminum termination along the roof’s edge to protect the vulnerable first row from blowing off. In terms of the roof color, pure white is becoming more accepted as an elegant alte

Asphalt Roof Fabric & Coat

fabricFlat asphalt roofs are best repaired with fabric re-inforced waterproof coatings. We will fix problem leaky section this way and you now have a permanent roofing membrane that can last the lifetime of your structure. Simply topcoat every 7 to 15 years using only a fraction of the original material. Repeat indefinately. Later, when the rest of the roof starts to leak, and your budget permits, you can do those sections also. They will all tie in together beautifully. Instead of wasting your money with temporary repairs, you are reroofing in increments you can afford.

Asphalt Shingle Replace & Coat

There are two general ways to repair shingle roofs. The first method is to replace the blown off shingles with new ones–and that it! However, in the next big wind storm the remaining old, brittle shingles will continue to blow off and you will be calling your roofer again. The long term solution is to coat your shingle roof after you replace the missing shingles. The secret is using 5 gals per 100 SF on most roofs. That way the shingle laps are firmly cemented down and will resist high wind blow off. Even better is to have Leakmaster put an aluminum termination along the roof’s edge to protect the vulnerable first row from blowing off. In terms of the roof color, pure white is becoming more accepted as an elegant alternative in Hawaii’s neighborhoods. However, if you wish to blend in more, the coating can be tinted to a light to medium color How confident am I of our application? I did this on my attorneys’ home in Kailua and she loves it. The ceramic based coating keeps her home cool (acting as a heat dump) even though she decided to tint it to a light brown. If you want a new shingle roof, we do that also.
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Asphalt Roof Torching

torch_down_processLeak Master was a leader in switching flat roofs from the dreaded old hot tar kettle to the “torch welded” membrane, commonly known as “Brai.” Today, few roofs are torch welded because of insurance regulations. The movement has been towards “self adhered” membranes, also referred to as “peel and stick. Because the torched roofs worked so well we still offer this process as a repair option. The self adhered roofs have a tendency to unravel at the seams unless great pains are taken. It is safer to use them on roofs that have at least some kind of consistent slope, and don’t have ponding water. Hopefully, as the adhesive technology improves this will become less an issue. In any case, when either system leaks they can be fixed by re-welding the suspect seams. Or, we cover the seams with a fabric reinforced coating and re-granulate them to blend in with rest of the roof. Both ways work well and Leak Master can provide a solution to fit your needs.

Metal Roof Seam & Coat

Happily, most old metal roofs can be easily repaired and made to last the lifetime of the building. An exception would be when an old roof that is allowed to rust so badly that the rust is coming thru the underside of the roof. To prevent that from happening we do the following procedures:

 

  • 1. Cover all rust holes with a thick asphalt membrane, such as Mulehide, Brai, or JM Modified Bitumen.
  • 2. Caulk all exposed fasteners with a urethane caulking.
  • 3. Seal all panel laps with a non woven polyester fabric and cover with Hawaiian SunGuard roof coating.
  • 4. Spray the roof with a total of 3 to 4 gals. of Hawaiian SunGuard Cool Roof Ceramic Coating to preserve the panels. This also minimizes the expansion and contraction of the panels due to heating and cooling cycles of the sun and rain.
  • 5. If the Owner wants an even longer Warranty, we add a top coat of our InfraRed Roof Coating which further reduces the heat and can add 5 years to the Manufacturer’s Warranty when approved.

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Wood Shake & Shingles

shingles_repairWood roofs have grown very expensive over the recent years, due to high material costs. The good news is that even when they are missing many shingles they can be brought back to life with an expert repair. You want to replace those missing shingles because underneath is a thin, black roofing felt that will be eaten up by the sun’s UV if they are not covered up. Once the felt is burned thru, a leak will occur. Often, the “ridge” of the roof (at the very top) and the “hip shingles” (which come down the roof in a triangular fashion) will be blown off by high winds. To prevent that, we recommend nailing them all down with a stainless steel fastener that won’t rust out over time. If you wish us to rejuvenate the roof with boiled linseed oil we will do that. However, it is a waste of money unless you do the repair work first.

Avoid walking on your tile roof unless absolutely necessary. if you need to walk on the roof, caution should be exercised to ensure your personal safety and prevent damage to roof tiles that may void your warranty. roof traffic is specifically mentioned in the Special exclusions section of your warranty. roof tiles broken by foot traffic should be replaced as soon as possible. the broken tiles may cause problems by allowing water and uv rays to penetrate through to the underlayment and damage it. Roof tiles will be subjected to the worst nature can offer. the combination of elements that destroy most other roof coverings will not, however, seriously affect the protective properties of concrete tile. Over time, the surface of any product left unattended will show signs of aging, and concrete roof tiles are no exception. tiles are normally colored by either adding pigment into the body of the tile during the mixing stage or by applying a concentrated slurry coat of cementitious pigment to the top surface following extrusion and forming. Slurry coated tiles are usually selected when high contrast, bright colors are desired while integral colored tiles provide a more subtle appearance. Slurry coated tile can oxidize and turn chalky before gradually wearing down to the concrete base. the integral colored tile on the other hand may experience some surface lightening but will retain its base color indefinitely. this lightening can be the result of surface erosion that essentially exposes the grains of aggregate.

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