IN NEED OF PHOENIX ROOF REPAIR?
DO YOU NEED TO REPAIR OR REPLACE YOUR ROOF?
It’s absolutely possible, and acceptable, to repair your roof instead of replacing the entire thing. When it comes to your home, acts of prevention can save you thousands in comparison to cure. While putting off repairs may save you right now, it will end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Which direction you take depends on several factors including the type of damage and how much of the total roof is in need of Phoenix roof repair.
WHEN IT’S OKAY TO MAKE SOME SIMPLE REPAIRS
Your roof is designed to last for decades and in some cases, replacing a few shingles or tiles is all you need to restore beauty and function. However, before you replace anything, it’s important to have a professional inspect your roof to determine if any of the underlayment or decking is damaged. This is because there’s a big difference between the wind removing a few shingles and a leak that is moving through layers of your roof.
If the damage is extensive, it’s a better idea and a better value to replace your entire roof. However, if you promptly realize your roof is missing a few shingles or tiles, don’t wait to replace them. The top layer of your roof is there to protect your roofs’ decking from moisture and wind. Even a small area can allow water to reach the lower levels of your roofing system and cause expensive damage.
Also, keep in mind that the shingles and tiles on your roof are constantly exposed to the forces of mother nature and if you did happen to save a box of extra shingles, you might have a hard time matching the new shingles to the ones on your roof. You may be able to replace a few if they are in an inconspicuous area.
Signs of serious roof damage
- Shingles that are curling at the edges or starting to buckle
- The presence of granules — the small, pebble-like pieces that coat the outside of the shingle — in your gutters or on the ground
- If your roof is sagging this poses a much more serious problem
WHEN IT’S TIME TO REPLACE
Signs of moisture or water damage. Once water seeps through your roof’s shingles, it can quickly find its way inside where it can cause serious damage and health problems. If you see signs of moisture including brown coffee-colored spots on your ceiling, mold, or peeling paint, you should probably opt to replace your entire roof instead of attempting to patch or repair.
Forces of mother nature. If your community was recently hit with a big storm, hurricane, or tornado, the damage may result in the need for an emergency roof replacement. The best thing you can do after a storm is to call your local trusted roofing company and request an inspection. Trained eyes and years of experience can offer high-quality advice and then deliver on that advice.
Age. How old is your roof? If it’s only five years old and you’re experiencing a leak, the problem is most likely related to the quality of the installation or a defect in the materials. On the other hand, if your roof is 20 years old with a couple of problem areas it’s probably because it’s close to the end of its life and needs to be replaced.
Every roof is different. If you are wondering about the condition of your roof, consider hiring a roofing contractor to inspect your roof. Don’t allow price to be the only factor that influences your choice of a roofing contractor. By investing in a quality product and expert installation, you can relax knowing your home is protected for the long haul. Contact Capstone Roofing today for your Phoenix roof repair needs!