Having your property's roof replaced is an expensive, complex and lengthy process. As such, it's easy to understand why many homeowners delay this job for as long as possible. However, there are situations in which re roofing is absolutely essential. Read on to learn about some of the signs that may mean that it is time to replace your roof.
The roof requires constant repair work
If your roof has deteriorated to such an extent that you have had to have your local roofers retile it or patch up holes in it several times in the last year, this could be a sign that you should have the entire structure replaced.
Whilst it might seem easier and more economical to simply have holes or worn tiles replaced as and when these problems arise, this could end up costing you a lot more money in the long run. Although the high upfront costs of re roofing might be off-putting initially, this figure is likely to be far less than what you will spend overall on dozens of small roof repair jobs.
Furthermore, the water damage caused by seemingly small leaks can cause a substantial amount of damage to the structural framework of your home. Water damage (such as wood rot and damp) can be very costly to deal with and could even have a negative impact on the value of your property.
The majority of the shingles are in poor condition
Two or three loose or damaged shingles is rarely if ever, cause for concern, and should not be considered a sign that your roof needs to be replaced. However, if the vast majority of the shingles are showing signs of wear and tear, this could mean that your roof has reached a stage of deterioration which might be putting the rest of your home at risk of damage.
In cases where almost all of the shingles are curled, buckling, loose, or have lost most of their protective granules, there is a chance that rainwater could be getting into the attic of your property, in which case you may find yourself having to deal with the above-mentioned forms of water damage.
It could also mean that the heat generated by your heating system is being lost through the gaps in your roof; over the course of a few months, this could result in a significant spike in your utility bills.
In this scenario, re roofing your home could actually save you a substantial amount of money in the long run.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Nigel and my new found passion is roofing. Roofing might seem like a strange thing to be excited about. If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would love roofing, I would have laughed in your face. However, all of that changed when I decided to install a new roof on my home. We had been having problems for a while with water leaking into the attic so I decided to take action. The contractor was so helpful I couldn't help but become fascinated by the different roofing solutions. I hope you like the blog.