The need to replace your roof will often come when you least expect it. This is due to the fact that your roof is often the most neglected part of your home. However, like all parts of your home, your roof will suffer from wear and tear, damage and aging. All of this will lead to you needing to replace your roof. To avoid being blindsided by this, you need to know what factors to think about before you replace your roof.
The Reasons You Need A Roof Replacement
Replacing your roof is something that you can prevent and predict. The problem is that most homeowners will only inspect their roof once there is serious damage. The better option is to have more frequent roof inspections which identify minor issues. A professional roofing contractor will be able to determine emerging problems that could become worse including:
• Loose seams
• Missing shingles
• Damaged shingles
• Damaged flashing
• Shingle accumulation in the gutters
Of course, it is important to note that roof damage can take time to form. Peeling wallpaper and cracked paint can be a sign of roof damage. These problems can be remedied without replacing the entire roof.
There are also times when your roof can appear in good shape when it is not. This will generally be due to the age of the roof. If you have not replaced your roof in the last 20 years, you need to have it inspected. Most residential roofs have a useful lifespan of 20 to 25 years. However, there are some roofing materials that last longer such as copper and slate.
The roof replacement you need could be full or partial depending on the damage to your roof. If you have any problems and leave them, they will deteriorate the roof further and lead to a full replacement being required. An early inspection and roof maintenance will reduce the chances of this.
The Cost Of A Roof Replacement
It is important to note that there is no fixed cost for a roof replacement. The overall costs will be impacted by a range of factors including the sizes of the roof and the extent of the replacement. The materials used and the time of year can also play a role.
If you are getting an estimate for the work, you will need to ensure that all of these factors are taken into account. You should also get an estimate from a number of roofing contractors to find the best overall price. Before an estimate is created, the contractor should inspect the roof and determine the work that must be done.