Many homeowners ignore their roofs until they develop an obvious problem. This is irresponsible, as proactive maintenance helps reduce the risk of damage and can even extend the service life of your roof.
Do I Need to Have My Entire Roof Replaced If It’s Leaking?
The need for a roof replacement depends on the size and location of the leak. If it’s a minor leak and hasn’t affected other components of the roof, then it can probably be repaired. If the leak has grown and has caused significant damage, then you may need to replace the whole roof.
Keep in mind that many leaks can be prevented with regular inspection and maintenance from a reputable roofer. Inspections help detect minor roofing problems before they turn into expensive repairs.
Why Do I Need to Hire a Professional Roofer?
Roofing jobs can be complex and dangerous, so they are better left to experienced contractors. They also require the use of the right tools and methods. One mistake can require costly repairs, which could have been prevented if the job was done right the first time. Also, it may not be legal in some states for homeowners to work on their roof, especially without a license. Not hiring professional roofing contractors can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Is It a Good Idea to Install New Shingles Over Old Ones?
When replacing a roof, you can choose between a tear-off and an overlay. The responsible choice is to have the old shingles completely removed, as allow roofers to inspect the underlayment and decking and repair any damage they find. Also, shingles are heavy, and having multiple layers can compromise the structural integrity of your home.
For your home exterior needs, you can count on Residential Concerns. We specialize in roof replacement, gutter installation, remodeling and more. Call us at (770) 304-1311 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate.