Just because your roof is leaking doesn’t mean you need a completely new roof installed. Sometimes problems can occur on the roof which can be fixed without much hassle. These roof repairs can add years to the life of the roof. However, sometimes you may need to get a full roof replacement in Livingston Michigan. Here are some of the things you should consider when deciding if you need a roof repair or a completely new roof installed on your home.
There are many things you’ll need to consider when you need to decide between a roof repair and a roof replacement. It’s always best to talk with a licensed roofing contractor about your roof and get advice and recommendations from them. Most reputable roof contractors will first do an inspection of the roof and the area that may be damaged. Once the inspection is done we will inform you about what we found and then provide you with options to move forward and protect your home from any roof leaks.
There are many things you should consider and they don’t always have to do with the roof damage itself. Or at least not the localized area where the roof damage is located. Sometimes the roof may not be able to be repaired without noticeable changes and apparent patchwork spots on the roof. This is usually because older roofing materials have faded over time and the brand, style, or color is no longer available. Repairing portions of the roof with a similar looking product may not match correctly and the roof repair will stick out much like a sore thumb. This type of roof repair may leave your home protected from weather but it can severely hurt your home’s curb appeal which can bring your home’s value down. If the roofing material on your home is not easily matched and available you may want to consider getting a complete roof replacement on your home.
One of the biggest problems that you can have after a large storm that comes through the area is having widespread damage to the roof. When a hail storm has large hailstones that impact your roof it can create many small roof leaks on the roof which will need to be repaired. Another problem is high winds. As high winds bend and break roofing it can do this to many areas on the roof which would need to be repaired in order to continue protecting your home. For these problems which require many roof repairs you may want to consider a roof replacement instead of many small roof repairs which can sometimes be costly depending on the damages to the roof.
Another point you’ll need to consider when you’re deciding whether to get a roof replacement or roof repair is the age of the roof. Depending on the roofing materials that are installed the roof itself may be at the end of it’s useful life. For instance, shingle roofing can last from 15 to 25 years depending on the quality of the materials. While some of the newer products can last much longer than this, you should certainly consider the age of the roof. Older roofing will start to break down and over time you may notice more and more problems on the roof as this roofing starts to fail.
While the age of the roof is important it’s also important to understand the materials that are installed on your roof and the threats that occur. For the most part, damage from storms and wind are usually the culprit. Different roofing materials will fail in different ways however. While a shingle roofing may fail because of a broken shingle that was damaged by wind or storms a metal roof may be damaged by a fastener that backs out. In order to really understand what you should do with your roofing it’s best to get a roof inspection done.
To get a roof inspection from Livingston Roof Pros be sure to call us today and schedule a time for us to come out and take a look at your home. We’ll inspect the damage and give you our recommendation as well as pricing estimates for the roof repair or replacement. Call us today to get started.
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