Roof Replacement or Roof Repair?
Q: Do I Have To Replace My Roof or Can It Be Repaired?
A: Although many people believe that you have to replace a leaking roof, that is not always true unless your roof is old. Curling, broken, cracked, and missing shingles may be replaced and repaired to stop leaks. However, you should replace an older roof that has widespread issues or multiple leaks.
Roof Repair Cost
Q: How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Roof?
A: The Cost can vary significantly depending on the kind of shingles the roof has its pitch, the condition it is in, and how many layers of shingles there are. Getting a free quote done is the best way to determine the cost.
DIY Roof Repair
Q: Can I Repair My Own Roof?
A: Although DIY homeowners can tackle some small jobs, a roof replacement or other major work is a complex process that does require extensive training and, therefore, should be done by professionals. A professional roofing contractor undergoes certification and training by the materials manufacturer to obtain an extended manufacturer warranty. If a person who has not been trained by the manufacturer repairs the roof, the manufacturer will void or not offer a warranty.
Life of a Roof
Q: How Long Does A Roof Last?
A: Numerous factors help to determine how long a roof lasts. Although a majority of roofs come with a warranty that doesn’t mean yours will always go that long before it needs to be replaced. There are some roofs that will wear out more quickly due to environmental conditions and weather, while others might last longer. However, most roofs have been designed to last for 15 to 25 years. There are some types of metal and slate roofs that can last even longer than that.
Q: What Causes the Roof to Wear Out?
A: Mildew growth, algae, direct sun, and severe weather all can be factors in wearing out a roof. Hailstones that strike a roof and remove granules can be a problem also. A darker coloured roof has a tendency to wear out somewhat faster than a lighter coloured roof.
Hail Damage To a Roof
Q. What Size of Hail Damages a Roof?
A: There are numerous factors that influence whether hail will damage a roof or not. The condition and age of the roof can have a significant impact on how big a hail pellet has to be to cause damage. However, in general, marble and pea size hailstones usually don’t damage a roof unless there are high winds as well.
Q: Are All of the Houses In One Neighbourhood Affected The Same By Hail?
A: No, a hail storm can vary significantly even within small areas. Also, the roofs will vary in terms of condition and age, which will have an impact on how the roofs are affected by hail.
Detection of Water Leaks
Q: How Can Find the Precise Location of a Leak?
A: It can be hard to spot leaks since water looks for the path of least resistance and travels before it finally shows up in the ceiling. You can go into the crawl space or attic of your house with a flashlight after it rains and attempt to trace it. However, the most accurate way is to have a professional come out to your house and provide you with a quote to find it.
Q: I have a Leak in my Roof, But I Just Put On New Shingles Last Year – What Is The Problem?
A: It is possible the shingles were not installed properly. They might have been placed on top of an existing shingle layer or they might not be providing enough coverage, or a recent storm could have caused damage. Having an estimate and inspection done is the best way to determine what the problem is.
Q: How Difficult Is It to Repair a Roof That Is Leaking?
A: It will depend on several different factors, like the condition and age of the roof, and what the cause of the leak is. If minor issues with the flashing or shingles are causing the leak, they can easily be repaired in a couple of hours. However, if you have an old roof that has widespread problems, it might have to be replaced. That process could take several days.
Q: Before I Put a New One On Should I Have My Old Roof Removed?
A: Although it is possible technically to layer a set of shingles directly over another layer, that might set you up to have problems in the future. If the current shingles are missing, cracked, curling, or covered with algae or moss, they need to be stripped off and a new roof needs to be installed. Also, if you have two layers on the roof already, they will need to be taken off and new shingles will need to be installed.
A Time Line For Roof Repair and Replacement
Q: How Long Does It Take to Repair or Replace a Roof?
A: All roofs are different, and it will also depend on what a roofer discovers once they go up. It may take a few hours up to a few days depending on the scope and size of the project.
Q: Will The Wood Underneath the Shingles Have to be Replaced?
A: If the wood under the shingle has water damage signs, it will also need to be replaced.
Q. What Is The Best Color of Roof to Get?
The color of the roof that you choose should complement your overall house. That is a secondary consideration to the kind of material you select for the roof. Make sure to get a color brochure or guide for the kind of shingle you choose to see what options are available to you.
How to Find a Contractor
Q: How Do I Select the Best ROOFING CONTRACTOR:
A: Make sure to get detailed quotes from roofers in your area, and ensure that it details everything that you have discussed. Also, ask for referrals and references from past customers. Make certain that the roof cleans up after themselves, finishes jobs when they say they will, addresses issues in a timely fashion, and sticks to the contract. Above all, make sure you trust whoever you hire will do the job right the first time.