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With 55 Years Combined Experience in the Roofing and General Contractor Industry, Drake Exteriors is your go-to source for all Residential and Commercial Roofing Needs.

Drake Exteriors Specializes in Roof Repairs, Insurance Claim Work and Emergency Roof Repairs from Damage Caused By Hail, Wind, Storms, and/or Rain.

Proudly serving our hometown Georgia areas of:
Athens, GA | Monroe, Ga | Grayson, Ga | Snellville, GA | Bold Springs, GA | Winder, GA
Statham, GA Bogart, GA | Jefferson, GA | Braselton, GA | Hoschton, GA | Gainesville, GA
Flowery Branch, GA | Buford, GA | Suwanee, GA | Sugar Hill, GA | Arcade, GA | Dacula, GA

Roof Repair – How To Repair a Leaking Roof

During the years you own your Georgia home, a roof leak is bound to happen at least once. Knowing what...

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Hidden Costs of Water Damage

Real estate prices are at a level unseen in recent years. Money to invest could be well placed in the...

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Hail Damage? How To Tell If You Need a New Roof After a Hailstorm

It's no secret that hail and hailstorms can cause significant damage to the roof on your home or business. State Farm,...

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Roof Repair – How To Repair a Leaking Roof

During the years you own your Georgia home, a roof leak is bound to happen at least once. Knowing what you can do to stop that roof from leaking is the first step to protecting your home and preparing for a professional roofing contractor to help with your repairs and insurance claim.

Your roof will eventually have damage. And with that damage comes more problems. Leaks can occur, pouring water to the interior of your home. If you do not want this to happen, then you can try replacing your entire roof. But that would cost a lot, especially if you have shingles. An alternate method here would be roof repair. Roof repair can be done by you and with the help of your family or friends. So if you want to stop leaks without using a large sum of money, then you better try roof repair. How do you repair Leaking roofs? Here’s how:

The first thing that you have to do is to ready the materials you would need in the roof repair. (more…)

Hidden Costs of Water Damage When Flipping Houses

Real estate prices are at a level unseen in recent years. Money to invest could be well placed in the right piece of property. However, buying real estate with the intent of reselling for a profit carries a number of variables that can dramatically affect your bottom line.

The current real estate market has left many houses vacant for long periods of time. A small leak in a pipe, over time, can lead to the formation of toxic mold within the walls of this seemingly perfect home. The adverse health effects of mold, which is a form of fungus, can be hazardous, especially to children. The cost of clean up, extensive!

Not all problems occur in neglected homes. What about a wonderfully maintained home of a great couple with two adorable children? The children enjoyed their baths every night, playing in the tub is a great way for children to spend their time getting clean. However, continually having water spill over onto the bathroom floor there is a possibility of extensive damage to the subflooring of this beautiful bathroom.

Check all possible areas for signs of water damage, including the roof. Soft spots in the roof or attic could be due to a leaking roof; another potentially high priced repair. Look closely at all walls and ceilings for any sign of discoloration or “bowing”, both of which could indicate a water leak. All accessible pipes should be examined to ensure that fittings are secure and there is no sign of leakage. A damp, musty smell under a cabinet could be a sign of a previous water problem. You must beware of any evidence you find that indicates a problem does currently exist or may have existed at one time. Improperly repaired water problems can result in more extensive repairs later. If possible, check previous water bills. Extreme fluctuations in water usage could signify a problem, either inside or outside the home. A damaged pipe underground could carry a high excavation cost, definitely devastating to your bottom line!

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

When faced with roof damage from storms, hail, rain, or wind, many Georgia homeowners wonder if they should simply have their roof fixed or if they should replace their roof and get a total re-roof.

There are several things you need to consider which might affect the decision to repair or replace your roof. You must remember that no two roofs are alike. If you have damage to 30 percent or more of you roof, or there is a lot of moisture damage to the roofing layer or the wood decking, replacing the entire roof may be necessary.

If your roof was damaged by a tornado, hail, or a hurricane, then you should probably replace the entire roof. Damage that cannot be seen often occurs so replacement is the best solution. Better safe than sorry.

Pre-existing conditions can lead to a full roof replacement such as inferior material, bad design, rain during installation leading to mold, and poor installation practices. (more…)