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Your roof serves two important functions. It protects your home from the elements, such as rain, which can cause serious damage and even dangerous mold growth. The right roof also adds beauty and value to a home, with newer installations potentially adding significant value. Time, the changes of season, and the elements create problems. Even the best roofing systems are not immune, given enough time and exposure. When your roof develops problems, our team can quickly identify and eliminate them.


With the importance of the right roof being so paramount, make sure to call on the experts. So if you’re looking for leak repairs then you have come to the right place! With our years of experience, you can rest easy knowing that the job will be finished correctly the first time and on time. Or if you need your flat roof repaired, we also have you covered there. 


Now there are a few different types of flat roofs. Let us take a look.


BUR (Built Up Roof) Repairs:  This is the traditional type of flat roof which is made from hot tar and gravel. With several plies of waterproof material. Which is then alternated with the hot tar and ballasted by a layer of smooth river stone. This is a great fire retardant and the cheapest of the different types of flat roofs.


Bitumen Roof Repairs: This is a single ply roof which is like ice and water shield. However, it has a mineral based wear surface. This can involve heating the adhesive while its being unrolled. This type of roof will be in the middle regarding pricing.


Rubber Roof Leak Repairs: Otherwise known as EPDM, this is a true rubber. This is a very durable ply membrane that will resemble an inner tube. However, it is meant to resist damage from sunlight. This is a great roof that is easy to patch.

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The most common indication that a roof is experiencing damage is that there are tiles or shingles that are missing or broken. These need to be replaced as soon as possible to avoid roof leaks and potential flooding. A less obvious sign is that there are discoloration marks indicating either there is some damage caused by extreme weather (wind, hail, excessive sun). Over time, some rot and decay is to be expected but when we see mold, mildew or fungus forming, it means that the protective outer layer of the roof is being compromised.


On a metal roof, we typically notice that nails are missing causing the roof sheets to start to lift up. Corrosion is also a common sign that the roofing system is deteriorating.


In our inspections, we thoroughly check for other common problems such as curling at the edges of the tiles/shingles and cracks appearing in the bedding.


Unfortunately not all roofs systems have been properly installed, and often see inadequate roof flashing. Flashing is a thin membrane covering made of rubber or metal which helps to stop water from entering into roof holes that have been made to install skylights, high position windows, vents or chimneys. During a roof inspection we can check to see if the flashing in these areas have been sealed properly or if they are even there. Without adequate flashing on a roof, water can easily go through these holes and create a roof leak.


When we conduct a roof repair, we not only do an inspection of the roof, but we also look inside the house to see if there are other visible signs of potential problems such as water discoloration marks on ceilings and walls, build up of moisture in the house or potential sunlight from openings.


We’d love to be the company for all your roofing needs. If you’re in need of a roof installation or repair, then feel free to contact us at 631-772-6363 and someone will be in touch shortly.



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Leaky roofs fixed on Long IslandWe at Expressway Roofing and Chimney have all of your roof needs covered! Are you looking for a Long Island roofing company that won’t beat around the bush with awful customer service? Our free, fair and honest quotes are completely transparent. In fact, our business model was designed around that concept of fairness, openness and honesty – just for our fellow homeowners across Nassau and Suffolk counties. Don’t do business with a roofer that’s not clear in what they need to get the job done. Trust in Expressway Roofing and Chimney just like our long list of Long Island homeowners that have dealt with our residential roofing services over the last 20 years.