If you are certain that you have a damaged roof, then it's time to consider the options you have when it comes to roof repair. Some things you should consider when deciding to re-roof your home is if you need to replace one area of your roof or if replacing the entire roof is a better option. At this point, calling a licensed professional to inspect your roof is the best way to go to get a full assessment of the state of your roof.Problems with Patchwork
Many homeowners often turn to patchwork to repair their homes. While patchwork can be cheaper short-term, it may not be the best long term solution. For example, if damage to your roof is requiring that you replace a significant portion of your roof, then re-roofing the entire home might be a more cost effective option in the long-run.
There are additional problems with patchwork that sometimes get overlooked for the sake of saving money now, instead of over time. If your roof is fairly new, patching an existing problem area is usually a viable solution, however. If your roof is older than 20 years, then a complete roof replacement is probably more economical.
For example, replacing one half of your roof now may seem cheaper but the overhead costs of starting a new job will make your total roof replacement job cost more by the time you have the other half of the roof replaced.Patchwork Can Be Unattractive
Often times, when patchwork is done, many homes end up with different colored and styled shingles, especially if the project is done by the home owner, instead of a professional. If you are getting ready to sell your home within the next few years, unattractive patchwork can deter buyers. The offset shingles signal to the buyer that there could have been previous water damage and also make the home less aesthetically appealing.
If patchwork really is the best option for your home, which usually occurs when the roof is fairly new, have a professional order matching tiles to complete the job. This way, you can rest knowing that your roof has been thoroughly inspected and properly repaired.
Other things that you might want to consider after having your roof replaced is how often you should continue to have it inspected. Many people recommend doing a thorough inspection every other season. So, every spring and fall as an example.Continental Roofing Can Help
If you would like to have your home inspected by a professional today or to learn more about materials for replacing your roof, give us a call today!
Continental Roofing is a certified company that can meet all of your roofing needs.