- Commercial Roofing
- Residential Roofing
- Roofing Contractors
Residential roofs take a beating day after day. Weather, water, wind, sun exposure and even falling debris all cause damage, wear and tear to roofs. Insulation can break down, supports can weaken and leaks can cause havoc. But when do you know when you can merely repair or when you must replace your roof?
Some indications that your roof may need repair or replacement:
Depending on the roof’s age, the existing material and the reason for the repair, a partial re-roofing could be an option. However, beware of being “penny-wise and pound foolish.” A partial re-roofing may save money in immediate materials but may cost more money in the long run.
Every steep slope roof has five components:
With a partial re-roofing, you may end up fixing problems only detected in the top layers of the roof system. Problems with the sheathing or underlayment may go undetected and cause larger issues later. Also, if you replace a portion of the roof now, there’s always the risk that you won’t be able to match new and old color lots of tiles or other materials.