Church Roof Repair

Checking and Fixing Damaged Church Roofs

Church Roof Repair

Churches are usually one of the essential structures in a community, serving as places of worship and religious significance. Roofs on churches must be repaired as soon as the damage occurs so that water leaks may be stopped before they cause further problems with the roofing structure itself, which could lead to costly interior repairs.

Certain damages require immediate attention, while others can wait for later. If there are loose shingles, they must be repaired immediately before water damage occurs underneath them. An entire roof section may have to be replaced if there is extensive damage; otherwise, minor repairs can keep it safe until another solution is decided upon later.

It is very important to repair a damaged roof as soon as possible. When a roof is left in disrepair from missing shingles caused by weather or storm damage, pock-marked shingles from hail damage or wear and tear from age, the leaks that occur may cause thousands, tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands in collateral damage. Wells Roofing & Remodeling in Memphis, TN can handle your all of your church roof repair needs.

You could experience large dark brown water streaks on your walls, water stains on ceilings, damaged sheet rock, and rotting wood.

It is not uncommon for a large portion or the entire ceiling to collapse from the additional weight caused from holding hundreds of pounds of water which causes the sheet rock to soften, swell and loosen from its fasteners.

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You also run the risk of mold from the constant dampness from water. Your floors, especially wood, laminates, tiles and carpeting can also suffer damage. Damage to furniture and equipment is not uncommon. Glues from tiles and laminates are weakened with water over time, along with heat. Over exposure to water causes building materials to lose their durability. They become brittle, crack and are more easily stained.

You may also experience stale, musty and embarrassing odors. When mold develops it can become airborne, causing health hazards to you from inhalation, throat and other health problems for your members and guests. You may incur an even greater expense for mold remediation, which may require expensive lab-testing for the safe removal of mold. Not only does a bad roof take away from the appearance of your church building, but it also can decrease the value and lead to other problems, such as leaks, interior damage or even rot. Read our Frequently Asked Questions and answers about church roof repair. (Please read all the way through to find out how you qualify.

Wells Roofing and Remodeling not only replaces your roof, we also repair the damages caused by leaking roofs. Contact us today for your church roof repair plans.

Benefits of A Roof Repair

There are many benefits of a roof repair. By repairing your roof, you can protect your church from the elements and extend the life of your church roof. Additionally, roof repair can improve appearance, curb appeal and increasing church attendance. By repairing your roof, you can protect your church from the elements and extend the life of your church roof.

It is easy to put off a roof repair, thinking that the damage could be minimal. It is essential to stay on top of roof maintenance. Once there are issues inside the building, it can be very costly to fix them later. In addition, if the entire roof needs replacement, this process could take several months or more. During that time, services for members may have to be canceled or moved to another facility.

Wells Roofing and Remodeling is here to help you and your community avoid those issues. We are here to take care of your roof repairs to help avoid complete roof replacement so you can keep focusing on building your community and running your church.


  • Protect your church community
  • Extend the lifespan of the roof
  • Increase curb appeal
  • Increase church attendance
  • Avoid full roof replacement

What to Expect from Roof Repair

Our team will work on your church’s roof repair to inspect the area to determine what repairs are needed and how long the work should take. We will consider things like the age of materials used, the amount of existing damage, and other issues to make sure they can meet these expectations. Once we determine the type of maintenance needed, we will provide you with a timeline and begin on repairs promptly.

When the roof is repaired, the congregation may need to delay services for a few weeks. Our team will work on your building’s next project to inspect the area to determine what repairs are needed and how long the work should take. They will consider things like the age of materials used, the amount of existing damage, and other issues to make sure they can meet these expectations.

While the roof is being repaired, you may notice your church’s congregation working together to complete a new project. This experience can build unity and trust within the body of Christ as people work together towards a shared goal.

When your church building is temporarily closed due to repairs, start spreading the word by setting up an announcement table at worship services or asking volunteers to post flyers around town. Also, ask ministry leaders to help plan activities that members can do while their church is on motor-powered hold. Our team will do an inspection during repair times, decide what needs repairs, and then go to work. 

Church Roofing and Maintenance

Why is church roofing and maintenance so important? A congregation needs to ensure that the building is well maintained to be used for years to come. It also provides security against mother nature.

Repairing your existing roof with more durable materials than the original is an excellent way to protect yourself against high winds, falling branches, and other natural disasters. Regular maintenance for repairs is essential to guarantee a longer lifespan for your church roof. Wells Roofing and Remodeling knows precisely what needs to be done to help the church maintain its roof and increase durability.

Getting professional help is very important. Most churches do not have enough roofing knowledge and therefore need to get a professional roofing company to come in and carry out the necessary work. Moreover, most people do not have enough time to maintain roofs throughout the year.

Professional roofing services know precisely what needs to be done at the right time. They know what materials to use and how best to install certain features from which a church can benefit so as not to cause damage and take care of any issues that may arise in this area.

Roof Replacement vs. Repair

There are many ways to decipher whether or not you need a roof repair or total roof replacement. The best way is to look at the entire roof from a distance. This will allow you to see if any parts have been reconstructed or replaced. This gives you an idea of how much time has been spent on maintenance over the years.

If there are no visible repairs, then either your church does not require regular maintenance, or there is nothing wrong with it. A professional inspection usually plays a pivotal role in deciding whether it’s time for repair or replacement. The inspector will first identify problems like cracked shingles and missing ones that may indicate roof damage due to various factors like sun exposure, wind, heavy snowfall, etc. He can also advise you on how to fix these issues without having to rush into replacing the whole thing altogether.

Understanding if your church roof needs a little maintenance or a complete replacement is critical to avoid unnecessary costs. Wells Roofing and Remodeling is here to help with that process. We will come out and inspect the roof and inform you which is the best route to take with repairing it.

Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is more costly. The amount of damage will determine if the roof needs a total replacement. Damage is not the only factor that could lead to roof replacement. Depending on the age of the roof and weather conditions will also determine the lifespan.

Roof Repair

Regular roof repair is a great way to maintain your church roof. Roof repairs may include shingle repair, gutter maintenance, and water repair. Fixing these issues will increase the longevity of your church roof and save you money.

Church roofs are unique in that they often have special designs and details, which require a specialized contractor with knowledge of how to work on church roofs.

How Can You Tell if the Roof is Damaged?

Many key factors can contribute to knowing whether or not your church roof is damaged. A few of these are leaks, discoloration of your roof, or shingles coming off. If you find tears in your shingles or gaps in your shingles, it is best to have them replaced right away so they do not worsen over time. The longer they remain on the roof, the more water can seep into your church and cause extensive damage.

Can the Roof Be Repaired Without Replacing It?

Can the church roof be repaired without replacing it? In many cases, the answer is yes. However, the extent of the damage and the roof’s age are both factors that must be considered.

If your church roof is leaking, it’s essential to have it repaired as soon as possible. A leaky roof can lead to severe damage inside the church, including water damage to the building’s structure and electrical systems.

Roofs should be inspected regularly to identify potential problems before they become more significant issues. If you’re not sure whether or not your roof needs repairs, or if you’re not familiar with how to inspect a roof, contact us at Wells Roofing and Remodeling for assistance.

When Should You Replace Your Church Roof?

Although roof repairs are a great way to maintain your roof, knowing when the roof should be entirely replaced is essential. A good rule of thumb is to replace your roof if:

  • It is more than 20 years old
  • It has suffered significant damage, such as a fire or a storm
  • You are experiencing frequent and expensive repairs
  • The roof decking is rotting
  • The roof membrane is leaking

If any of these conditions apply to your church’s roof, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. We would be happy to help you assess your roof and decide on the best course of action.

Are Roof Repairs Worth It?

Yes! In the long run, roof repairs are worth it. They will help maintain your roof and give it a longer lifespan, as well as helping you save money so you won’t have to replace your church roof sooner than you have to. Regularly repairing your roof means you won’t have to replace it as soon as you have a new roof, and you’ll save yourself a lot of money in the long run.

Contact Wells Roofing and Remodeling Today!

We are here to help with your church roof repair. We provide excellent customer service for your community. We provide prompt service with a smile! Our team is dedicated to helping you complete your project to get your congregation back into the church as soon as possible. Call us at (901)482-2546 or visit our website today to learn more!



Wells Roofing and Remodeling is a family business started by Earnest Wells, Sr. He has more than 40 years’ experience in home remodeling and financing.

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5118 Park Ave.
Suite 114
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-482-2546