Roofing contractors are bombarded with loads of questions by their clients who are either looking for a roof replacement or fixation. We have answered some of the most common roof repair questions that will help you grasp the better understanding and settle your concerns about your roof.
How do I know if my roof needs replacement or a simple repairing?
The recognition of your house roof’s disruption isn’t all too hard to figure out, yet the fact that your roof demands repairing or replacement maybe uncertain to you. The life of your roof is highly dependent on the answer to your this question. If there is a little fracture in the shingle and there is no more than a single leak from your roof, then a simple repair job by a roofer or yourself will be far more than enough. However, if your roof is close to its lifespan and there are several leaks in your roof or a little over 3 to 4 broken shingles, then your roof demands a replacement.
What is the lifespan of my roof?
On an average a roof lasts for about 20 years, or a little more than that. However, the life of your roof is highly dependent on the roofing material you have used. Roofing contractors will fill you in on what type of roof would serve the best to your house’s needs and how long it is likely to last. The roofer’s work is too dependent on the life of your roof, alongside, roof system design, building structure, material quality and suitability, installation, periodic maintenance, local climate etc.
What will be the cost of my roof dependent on?
There is certainly no fixed price for any certain kind of roof. You will find the prices of roof varying at different ranges when consulting different roofing contractors.
Costs of roofs are also dependent on the pitch of your roof, and the type of roofing material you are using. The weather conditions where you live in also depict the cost of the roof as to sustain its strength the roof is adjusted accordingly. The amount of layers of shingles you require will certainly also be a depending factor of the cost of your roof.
What factors will cause my roof to wear out?
There are numerous reason why your roof might have worn out. It is immensely important for you to recognize the factors that contribute to the damage of your roof so you can prevent it from happening if it is in your control. The prime reason for why your roof is prone to damage is because of severe weather conditions. Intense sunlight with heat can also contribute to serious damage of your roof. If you happen to live in an area where it rains a lot then your roof is very likely to algae and mildew growth, which is just as likely to damage your roof as any other factor. Rain and snow will also contribute to the fading of the color of your roof. Hail stones can also do some serious damage to your roof by hitting the shingles hard, and causing them to break or even fall.
Can I repair my own roof?
If you have hired a roofer to fix your roof before and seen how easy it seems, don’t be fooled by its simplicity. You need to have some experience at DIY projects beforehand getting started in on professional level DIYs which may take a toll on your budget and time a like with the tiniest bit of damage to your roof while repairing it. It is highly advised for you to consult a roofing contractor for the sake of saving yourself some trouble and then getting started on the project. Bottom line is, yes you can repair your own roof if you have faith enough in yourself to not damage the roof any further and execute the entire process successfully.
At what conditions can I install another roof on top of another?
As much as the idea of installing your new roof on top of another may seem to be additional strength to your roof that might not necessarily be the case. If you have algae, broken or curled up shingles. It will be difficult for you to install another roof on top of that and thus as technically possible as it is, it is advised to not install your new roof on top of the old one.