Your roofing system does not always have to be replaced when you notice some damage. In fact, a handful of small repairs might be a better solution. Then again, it can be difficult to pinpoint the right option, which is why being aware of the various issues surrounding residential roofing systems is imperative. Read on to learn when it is necessary to tackle each solution.
Considering Roof Repair
A roof repair involves fixing certain problems within a short timeframe. In essence, it is a practical solution if the roofing system is nowhere near the end of its lifespan. It is often associated with patching holes that cause leaks, but it could also mean removing a set of shingles to correct any damage.
Your local roofing contractor may recommend repairs if the problem is a minor one, and the damage or the identified damage hasn’t affected the rest of the roof’s components. Missing shingles and damaged flashings are common issues that require immediate repairs, leaving the rest of asphalt shingle or wood shake roof untouched.
Considering Roof Replacement
A roof replacement, meanwhile, can be any of these two things:
- Installing a new roof over the current one, also known as an overlay.
- Tearing off the old roof covering completely, checking the roof sheathing for any signs of damage and then applying the new roofing material.
Your roofing contractor may recommend replacing your roof if the issue can’t be fixed even after repeated repairs. It could be nearing the end of its lifespan, showing signs of wear and tear throughout the entire structure. Roof replacement may cost more than a simple repair, but the long-term performance of a new roof is worth the money spent.
Whether you need a roof repair or replacement, expect Safe Harbor Exteriors to be there to help you get the project going. Once we assess your roof, we’ll then work with you in providing the best solution based on your preferences and budget.
You can also rely on us for your siding needs. Call (913) 553-3620 today, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Shawnee, Kansas City, and surrounding communities.