A lot depends on the roof over your head. Your roof protects your home, the investment that went into your home, your family, your privacy, and your home interiors. It is imperative for you to look after it the way it looks after you. However, looking after your roof comes with a lot of responsibilities.
You need to check for loose shingles after every storm, watch out for wear and tear, and have them fixed instantly to minimize long term costs. The question is, when is the right time to replace your roof? In case of damage, should you repair the shingles, choose partial roof replacement or get the entire roof replaced?
All Stars Roofing, one of the leading residential and commercial roofing companies in Burlington, tells you what’s best.
If your shingles are loose or have dropped off after heavy winds or a storm, they can be replaced with new ones. On the downside, the new shingles may not match with the look of the old ones. However, your roof will last many more years so the patch job may be well worth it. On the other hand, if you are planning to sell your home in the near future, you may want to hire expert contractors who can match your new shingles with the existing ones for a more thorough job.
Partial Roof Replacement
If part of the roof has given way following wind damage or fallen tree limbs, you may want to consider partial reroofing. It may cost you more, but that will still be lesser than replacing the entire roof. Do keep in mind that slight colour differences in small areas are harder to spot than mismatched larger sections. Partial re-roofing is also more expensive than replacing shingles. They can add to more costs. If the job is not done uniformly, there may be noticeable humps and bumps that will bring down the value of your home.
Full Roof Replacement
If your roof is damaged or worn out in many places, you may want to consider getting it replaced. It may work out cheaper to replace the entire roof at once than in sections, over and over again. Replacing bits and parts over time can also make your roof unattractive when the shingles don’t match. If you are in the Burlington area where heavy winds are common, replacement is a better option to ensure better protection.
DIY Roof Repairs
You may be tempted to patch up yourself after the costs are laid out before you. Keep in mind that if you are not experienced, the job may not be done well, making the roof susceptible to more damage later. You will also be putting yourself at risk of injury if you happen to slip off, especially if the shingles are wet. Refrain from layering new shingles over existing asphalt shingles. Not only is it against the International Residential Code (R907.3) to put a new roof over a row or two of existing shingles but it is also dangerous. The load adds to the weight of the roof causing sudden collapse. Shingles hold better when they are fixed directly on the roof deck.
All Stars Roofing for Roof Repairs and Replacement, Burlington
If you are still sitting on the fence about roof repairs and replacement, call us. We will send our experts for a roof inspection and give you the options. Call us today to do it right.