Maybe with the spring like weather out there you have had a chance to glance up at your roof and see how it’s faring after the winter…
Are you facing a roof issue and not quite sure whether you need a repair job or a total replacement?
Perhaps you have noticed some leaking or see a crack and are feeling a little indecisive how to move forward.
That’s where a qualified roof contractor comes in and can offer some advice. However, that being said it is still important the homeowner is decisive in how they want to move forward, so here are some things for you to consider for shingled roofs:
1. Is your home’s ceiling stained? Signs of moisture stains, concrete flakes or discolored paint on your residential ceiling and adjoining walls, could mean there is an underlying issue of leakage. If this is excessive, you should consider a roof replacement, if the leak is small, repair work could be all you need at this time. Generally, if your roof is currently damaged above 25 to 30 percent, the ideal decision should be replacement rather than repairs.
2. How old is your roof? The average age for a shingled roof is around 20 years, only if it is maintained and repaired frequently. If around half of the shingles on your roof are cracked or torn, go for a roof replacement. Since a roof tends to become weak after 15 years, its crucial to consider replacing it to ensure safety of your home.
3. What if repair costs are more than replacement costs? Since roofs are constructed using different types of material, there exist different repair and maintenance services for each of them. If the damage caused to your residential roof is excessive and the cost involved in repairs is more than a total replacement, then it’s better to go for a roof replacement.
4. Are you planning to sell your property soon? An old and worn roof can affect the looks of a property. This can highly impact its perceived value, in case you are looking to sell your home in the coming years. In contrast, a new roof installation can increase a home’s value along with offering many other benefits like leakage protection and better insulation.
On a final note, wishing everyone a Happy Easter weekend from the team at Class Eh! Roofing. For all your repair and replacement concerns please contact us for a free estimate by clicking the link HERE.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!