When noticing extensive damage on a roofing system, the first thought is to have it replaced with an entirely new one. That’s not always needed. A reputable roofing contractor can recommend repairs instead of total replacement. Being aware of issues surrounding roofing systems is imperative to help determine which option is best for your situation.
About Roof Repair
Costing less than a roof replacement, a roof repair is often a practical solution for roofing systems that are yet to reach the end of their lifespan. A roof repair is usually recommended if there is a minor issue on a roof like punctures on the roof surface or missing or damaged shingles. Reputable roofers recommend this if the extent of the damage is only situated in a small part of the roofing system. It is also an integral part of any roof maintenance program. Having your roof undergo an inspection at least once a year allows you to tackle potential repairs, keeping your roof in top condition all year round while saving on costs.
About Roof Replacement
A roof replacement is often done when there is a recurring issue that can no longer be fixed even with repeated repairs, with the problem spreading to the roof’s innermost layers or a significantly large area. It costs more than repairs, but it is a great investment that provides long-term results.
It can be one of two things: an overlay or a complete tear-off. With the former, the pros install the new roof covering over the existing one. It is a cheaper option, but it is a temporary fix that often leads to the new roof’s early failure. With the latter, the pros first remove the old roofing material to expose the roof deck and then check for underlying problems before installing the new roof covering. This results in a high-quality roofing system that lasts longer than an overlaid roof.
Turn to New Line Roofing if you need a roof leak fix done. We work with a variety of roofing materials to suit your home’s needs. Whether you have a flat roof, asphalt shingle, tile, slate or metal roof, we’ve got you covered! Call us today at (303) 222-7170, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.