Home owners that have roof damage from a storm or other event may wish to consider repairing their roof instead of replacing it. In many cases, a certified contractor can come out and make an emergency repair and the roof works as good as new. In other cases, a repair to the roof may not be the right choice.
To decide if repairing your roof is the right choice, or if a total replacement is necessary, you should consider the following points:
1. The extent of the repair. Is it a small repair from a quick storm or other issue or is it a large repair or multiple repairs caused by serious storm damage? Was your home exposed to extensive periods of rain without protection, like during a tropical storm or hurricane? The amount of damage may be an indicator if it is really worth the repair or if the roof should be replaced.
2. How many repairs have been made. Do you feel like you are calling a contractor every time there is a thunderstorm? Is your roof continually springing leaks? Having a repair completed may seem like the cost effective way to manage your roofing problems, but in the long run it may cost you more than replacement.
3. How old is your roof? Is the repair you are going to have completed a one-time thing or is it just the beginning of a series of repairs that will need to be done because of the age or condition of your roof? This is a very serious question you must ask yourself if you want to make the best financial choice for your home.
4. Is it an emergency repair or one that just randomly happened? An emergency repair would be one that occurs from storm damage or some other similar event. An ordinary repair is something that breaks over time. If it is considered an ordinary repair you may want to have your roof inspected because the entire roofing system may be at risk. Problems with your roof do not appear without reason.
It should be noted that storm damage can occur to your roof without leaving a large hole. Missing or skewed shingles can expose the roof itself to weather and cause leaks and water damage. Shingles loosened by high winds, hail or ice damage can cause the roof to leak as well. High winds or brushing branches can also loosen vents and other attachments to your roof.
Any time that a serious storm passes through your area you should visually inspect your roof. If you believe there is damage, call a contractor to have a roof inspection completed so repairs can be made bfore serious damage occurs.
Certified Roofing and Gutters is one of the oldest, most trusted roof, gutter, tree, and construction expert in the greater Atlanta area (visit our sister company at certifiedtreeremovalservices.com). As a roofing specialist, we have been doing this work for a long time now because we:
So, if you have any of these issues – an older or damaged roof that needs to be replaced, storm damage, hail damage, or fallen tree damage, a roof leak, gutters that are not working properly, old or damaged windows, or have water damage due to any of these issues – then you need to reach out to us..
Whether your project is residential or commercial, we have roof and gutter construction options for you.
We will save you a lot of money because we will work with you and your insurance company to make sure we are doing what is best for you and your home. We also provide very affordable pricing for any job, even when it is an emergency situation. Many times, a repair makes sense and can save you a LOT of money. If you do not think you you are getting honest advice about what is best for you and your structure, give us a call, maybe we can save you that time and expense.
So give us a call or shoot us an email. We will work with your schedule to meet with you after hours or on weekends. It might be time for you to get a free, no obligation roof inspection by one of our certified roofing specialists.