What you need to know about roof repair
Quite often, it can be hard for a homeowner to know whether they need a roof repair or a full roof replacement. After all, once you have an active leak, it is not difficult to start thinking about worst-case scenarios. However, there are times when the issue can be resolved with an affordable repair versus a more expensive roof replacement. A trained roofing professional will know what to look for during an inspection and can guide you accordingly to make the best decision for your roof. In the meantime, before meeting with a roofing contractor, here’s what you need to know about roof repair.
Repair versus Replacement
Sometimes a cursory examination of your roof can give you some indications as to whether you may be looking at a repair rather than a replacement.
- Are there any blistered, curled, or split shingles? A few can be repaired, but if the general appearance of the roof is poor, it may be time to reroof
- Are there loose or missing shingles?
- Do you see any exposed nails? They are a source of leaks.
- Check where ridges and hips meet. Shingles may break or become loose in these spots.
- Any rusty metal or displaced shingles along the valley are signs of roof weaknesses.
If your roof is basically structurally sound with only one or two weak spots, the damage may have come from a falling branch or a particularly severe weather event. In this case, you can probably opt for a repair. If your roof is showing more severe signs of wear, making repairs will only solve the problem temporarily. They will only buy you a limited amount of time. If you opt for a repair, it will be important to inspect the attic after every rainfall. It’s important to take steps to protect your interior spaces from water damage while considering a roof replacement.
Prices May Vary
According to the roof repair cost estimator, the average cost to repair a roof is $579, with prices ranging from $150 to $1,500. However, these prices are likely to fluctuate, and can be higher, depending on the size of your roof, the design of your roof, and the materials involved in your roof. Do you have a larger roof? Do you have a pitched or steep roof? Does your home have tile rather than shingles? These are factors that are likely make a repair more costly than their smaller, flat, shingle roof counterparts.
Minimizing Your Roof Repairs
There are few investments that are more vital to your home that your roof and its well-being. Just like any long-term investment, which your home certainly is, you must adapt your strategy if big changes were on the horizon. Your roof is no different. A terrific way to minimize roof repairs is to inspect it thoroughly as often as you can. Your new roof could see damage at any time and the earlier you spot the area of the concern, the cheaper the repair will be. It’s important to remember that leaks are very difficult to find near the exterior and, more often than not, it’s important to have professional guidance to locate the source. The time to catch leaks is before they start by scheduling a roof inspection each year.
The RoofPledge Protection Plan
Roof Commander understands the importance of yearly roof inspections. More so, Roof Commander also understands the value of a proactive approach to roof maintenance versus a reactive one. That is why Roof Commander created the RoofPledge Protection Plan. The RoofPledge Protection Plan is a maintenance program that offers homeowners the peace of mind of having a trained roofer walking alongside them to inspect and repair their roof before problems escalate. Roof repair doesn’t get any easier (or more affordable) than with Roof Commander and The RoofPledge Protection Plan.
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