Cost of Roof Replacements
Cost vs Roof Replacement
Every business and home has a budget to maintain. Roof repairs tend to be less expensive than the cost of roof replacement so many people try to keep patching up problems. There are key considerations in deciding on what roof work is best.
Patching up your roof can be as simple as replacing a few broken or missing shingles, nailing down loose flashing around pipes or chimneys, or replacing some rotted wood along the roof edges. These are usually cheap roof repairs that many property owners complete themselves. (Alpha Design Services never recommends completing any roof work without taking all safety precautions and having proper training).
When you need to replace your roof, the clear option is to call in a professional roofer and get the best roof replacement service available. Replacing a roof is no small task, and getting it done properly will save you money over time.
Roof replacement – commercial or residential – requires a skilled, experienced team of roofers. It’s an involved and often complex process where the placement of every piece of material down to the nails makes a difference year down the road.
A professional, local roofing company can install your new roof so it works well for decades and is covered under all manufacturer warranties. You’ll know your roof replacement is going to last so all you’ll need to do is maintain it over the years.
Keys Signs Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced
“Does my old roof need to be replaced?” It’s a question you’ll face with any property you own. Let’s start with the most obvious signs that roof replacement is needed.
Age is a crucial factor that negatively affects roofs. Any roof older than 20 years is on its way to failing. There are signals that your roof is too old to save.
Standing on the ground, does your roof appear to have “shiny” shingles? If large portions of your roof show this “shine,” your roof shingles aren’t in good shape. You can double-check this condition by peering into the rain gutters and on ground along the edge of your foundation. Also, check the ground where gutter downspouts drain. You’re looking for roof granules piling up in these areas.
A “shiny” roof and granules mean your asphalt shingles are wearing out and have worn down to the weaker materials within the shingles. Your roof shingles are failing at this point.
Have you noticed water leaks into your home? Any water that leaks into the home – usually appearing as a water stain in the ceiling – means you likely have a roof leak. Unless a burst pipe caused this interior damage, your roof has issues.
Other obvious signs of roof problems are torn or missing shingles or tiles, an odd “dip” in the middle of a slope of the roof (likely rotted decking), damaged pipe boots, exposed underlayment or holes in the roof. These can be ongoing issues as the roof ages and fails or these problems could be caused by sudden problems such as wind, rain or hail damage.
If any of these signs are present, it’s best to call your local roofer for a free roof inspection. You’ll be able to work together to determine the extend of any roof damage and develop a plan for the best roof replacement options.
When our blog returns, we’ll have more service tips for you. Until then, Alpha Design Services wants you to have the professional roof service and attention you deserve. Let us provide you with the local roofing service you seek and help protect your home investment. Call us today at 410-390-0300.