Roof Leak Repair Services

If you have a roof cap that is in disrepair, it is crucial to repair it as soon as possible. A roof cap that has collapsed can allow water to enter the building, leading to damage to the roof decking and insulation and even the interior ceilings and walls. Additionally, a roof cap that is in bad shape may not support the additional weight of ice and snow in winter, leading to collapse.

While repairing a roof cap is a relatively straightforward process, it is not something an individual without training should perform. The first step is to clear away any debris that may be blocking the flow of water. Once that is done, you can start repairing the damage. If the damage is fairly minimal, you can caulk it up. This will stop the water from getting inside and should work for a number of years to come. If you have more extensive damage, then you may need to replace some shingles. While this is not always possible if your roof cap has extensive damage, it usually works in less extreme circumstances. You need to be careful that you do not create new leaks by using too many nails or using nails that are too large.

There are different types of caulk available for repairing roof caps:

  • Black tar caulk – Black tar caulk is a type of sealant that is often used to fill in cracks and gaps in surfaces. It is made up of bitumen, a kind of petroleum, and other additives that give it its black color. It is viscous or stays in place once it is applied, making it ideal for use in cracks where it is not easily visible.
    Black tar caulk is resistant to water and weathering, making it a good choice for outdoor applications. It is also relatively inexpensive, making it a popular choice for homeowners. However, it can be difficult to work with and messy, so it is not recommended for inexperienced DIYers.
  • Silicone caulks – Silicone caulks are a popular type of caulk made from silicone, a material known for its durability and weatherproofing properties. They come in a variety of colors and can be used both inside and outside the home. They are often recommended for use around windows and doors and around trim and eaves. Silicone caulks can also be used to seal cracks in concrete or masonry.
    One of the main benefits of using silicone caulks is that they are very flexible and withstand extreme temperatures. They are also resistant to water and moisture, making them ideal for damp environments. Silicone caulks also do not discolor over time, making them a popular choice for many homeowners and builders.

Roof Caps Installation

While installing a roof cap is relatively easy for those with training, it’s always safe to leave it to the experts. The first step is to measure the length and width of the ridge. Next, purchase a roof cap that is the appropriate size. The roof cap should also have an overhang that extends past the edge of the roof by at least six inches.

The next step is to install the roof cap over the ridge of the roof. Roof caps are typically installed with ridge bolts and screws. The bolts and screws should be spaced no more than 24 inches apart. Once the bolts and screws are in place, you can then install the roof cap over the ridge. Be sure to use drip edge flashing along the bottom of the roof cap. Finally, install a ridge vent below or behind the roof cap to improve ventilation across the ridge of the roof.

A waterproofing membrane is typically installed over top of the roof cap. This ensures that water will not be able to infiltrate through or around any holes in the metal sections or the gaps between the shingles on the wood fiber shingle roof caps.

If you are considering installing a new roof or replacing your old roof, it is essential to consider adding a roof cap to your project. A roof cap can help extend the life of your roof by protecting it from weather damage and water infiltration. It can also help improve the ventilation across the ridge of your roof. Let us do our job and work on your roof, so you have nothing to worry about.

Our Process


Set Up Inspection

Call us and we’ll be out to your home to offer a free inspection.


Review Your Home

We provide a thorough inspection so that you can be sure of the condition of your home.


Create A Plan Of Action

We’ll provide you with details about the condition of your roof and how we’d suggest resolving the problems.


Execute the Plan

Our team will ensure that your property is as clean or cleaner than how we found it.




Prevent leaks and roof collapses by maintaining a healthy commercial roof and replacing it when necessary. Contact us to get started!