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Can a roofing company help me decide if it’s time to replace my roof?
With hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe weather bringing strong winds to large swaths of North Carolina and potentially severe, seasonal weather just around the corner, it’s a good time to consider whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
Many homeowners wait to call a roofer until after they see leaks. If you wait too long though, you could end up with unnecessary and easily avoidable damage to other areas of your home, which may not be covered by homeowners insurance. So it’s a good idea to have a roofer you trust to inspect your roof looking for any signs of future issues and to perform preventative maintenance whenever possible.
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When your roofing is in poor shape and cannot be re-roofed, a roof replacement is required. This involves a complete tear off of shingles and other layers, right down to the wood deck. Sometimes, the wood decking may need to be removed and replaced as well, depending on the amount of damage and if it is broken or rotted. After new wood decking is installed, new felt paper and shingles will be added. A roof replacement can be a labor intensive job, which is why you should rely on the professionals at Chief Roofing Inc, serving the Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and surrounding NC areas.
Here are some tips to help figure out when it’s time for a new roof:
But even with preventative maintenance, unexpected problems can arise. When you have an issue, what factors can help you determine whether a simple repair will fix it or whether a complete roof replacement is your best option? And, should you listen to a roofing company or roofing contractor’s advice on the subject?
A Roofing Company Tip
Finally, we’ll mention one other consideration that goes beyond the physical condition of your roof:
What are your long-term plans for your home? If you are considering putting your house on the market within the next five years and you are experiencing any of the above warning signs, replacing the roof now could be a great investment. Potential buyers will be thrilled to have this crucial expense taken care of, and you can increase your listing offer. If your home is your forever home, that is even more reason to replace the roof.
If you decide to get the ball rolling on the new roofing project, we encourage homeowners to set guidelines and specifications for their contractors to follow. In doing this, homeowners will receive similar quotes for the performance of the same work and materials used. This will leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with understanding the scope of their install, and also better able to make a decision on which contractor to choose.
Deciding whether to repair or replace your roof is a big decision. Keeping these tips in mind should give you a good place to start. In the end, when it comes to protecting your family and property, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you have any doubts, it can’t hurt to call in a licensed roofing company to give you an expert opinion. Our company would be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have. We proudly provide service to customers throughout the Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Carrboro, and Raleigh, NC areas.