Residential Roof Repair
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Why Repair A Roof?
In many instances, this question answers itself. Because it needs fixing. Again, the leaky roof (the most common problem) comes to mind, and you don’t need anyone to tell you that needs repair. So, the real question is, why repair a roof that apparently has no problems? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Umm, not so fast. Trying to determine the condition of a roof while standing on the ground or inside the home is dubious. It takes inspection both on the roof and on the underside of the roof. Maybe even in walls and other parts of the home.
It takes experience to know what to look for. A few sections down, we get more into this. For now, realize that your roof is constantly subjected to normal wear and tear on a good day, and little problems could be occurring which are invisible to you, especially if judging all this from inside your living space.
The main reason to repair a roof is so you hopefully don’t have to bear the cost of replacing a roof.
Minor repairs done today could cost you say $400. Let them grow into bigger problems and roof replacement just months from now means you spend 4, even 5 figures. In other words, you took the gamble and lost way more than you otherwise would have.
Regular maintenance, and taking care of minor problems as they come up, is the wise approach. Be proactive rather than reactionary. Maintenance will address the value of the roof and impact its lifespan. Asphalt shingle roofs will normally last 15 to 25 years. Not effectively dealing with little problems means you can bet on it being closer to 15 years.
Regular maintenance doesn’t guarantee you’ll get 25 years, but it is a far safer bet. A roof’s value includes its aesthetic qualities, or how beautiful your home looks with a nearly new roof. But, value also relates to how well the roof functions. In reality, this is the fundamental value of a roof. This is what you are seeking to maintain, as it will directly impact lifespan.
What To Repair?
So, let’s say the flashing of your roof’s valley is… wait… what’s that? You don’t know what flashing is? Or that a roof has valleys? If that’s the case, that’s what we call perfectly normal.
While there are many variations in roof styles, and thus so many possible things that could go wrong, calling for customized solutions, there are also many similarities in roof types. There are also common parts to most roofs. It’s very rare to find truly unique fixtures or design elements on a roof.
Common terms for roof parts or fixtures (which likely relate to repairs) are:
Ridge Vents, or other venting fixtures
Shingles, Tiles, or even Sheets
Underlayment, or membrane
Your roofing consultant at The Roof Doctor will fully explain any terminology used so that you fully understand the repairs that need to be done. Call for a Free estimate today!