When it comes to roofs there are several questions that always come up. Do you need repairs to your current roof – or do you need a new roof? Here are some answers to some of the top questions asked when it comes to roofs:
Q: Can My Roof Be Repaired?
A: To be positive, you’ll want to have a roofer do a thorough inspection. This inspection should include both the inside and outside of your home.
How old is your roof? If you are near the end of your roof’s life span, repair may not be possible. However, if you just installed your roof within the last five years, you may be able to repair your roof, instead of replacing it.
How severe is the problem? If you have a small leak, repair is likely an option. Visible signs of multiple areas of concern inside your house may mean you have a bigger issue. Look for water stains on ceilings and blistering or peeling paint inside your home. If you can see areas of damage over the entire surface of your roof the need for a replacement is more likely.
Q: How Much Will it Cost to Replace My Roof?
A: This cost of your roof is based on several factors: The square footage of your roof, the pitch (steepness) of your roof, the difficulty of your project - and of course, the materials you choose. Asphalt, wood shingles, slate, or any number of different materials are available and will range widely in price. Other things to consider are labor and permit costs. Always consult with your roofing contractor to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision.
Q: When Should I Replace My Roof?
A: It is ideal to replace your roof during a time of year when it is not freezing regularly. Avoiding high winds and frequent rain or snow would be ideal. These things can slow down a roof installation and lead to possible leaking during the installation process. However, timing is not always on our side. Cribbs, Inc. will help you determine when the best time is for you to replace your roof.
Q: How Long Will My New Roof Last For?
A: This depends on the material you choose. Some materials last much longer than others. Asphalt, a common choice, will generally last between 20 and 30 years. Other manufactured materials can last as long as 50. Your manufacturer’s warranty will give you information on how long your material of choice should be expected to last.
Maintenance is very important to getting the full lifespan out of your roof. Cribbs, Inc. can give you all the details on what maintenance is important for your roof.
Having your roof and home inspected is important since elements like venting can have a large impact on how well your roof holds up. Poor ventilation can be very damaging and can lessen the length lifetime of your roof significantly.
The Expert Roofing Team at Cribbs, Inc Roofing and Sheet Metal