Do you have a leaking roof? The most reliable way to tell whether you require a new roof or not is to call in an experienced roof repair specialist, but there are other signs that you can also look for: Does your roof look shabby and tired? Has the paintwork of your house faded over time? Is your roof leaking at any point and if so, how much damage can it do?
Asking your roofing contractor to show you the roof will help. Look at the condition of the roof, whether there is water dripping from the ceiling, is there puddles and does the roof have any sort of cracks. All roofs have a history of leaking. Check if the roof has a leak at a particular point with a small metal needle, which should be easily seen, this could be caused by a single nail or by a chain link fence.
Small cracks will only cause little water damage and the repair will probably be very inexpensive, if the damage is extensive then it may be a sign of a more severe problem with your roof. A more serious leak may be caused by a tree root, tree roots often cause large holes and when this happens water can seep through. In the worst case scenario, a waterlogged roof will start to rot causing a hole to appear on the roof. This is a sign that the leaking roof might be the cause of your water leakage, so if you suspect this then call in your roof repair company. If this proves to be the cause of the leaking roof then the only solution is a complete roof replacement.
Roof replacement is the most expensive roof repair job and it requires specialist equipment, trained staff and specialist materials such as nails and shingles. These roofing contractors specialise in the roof repair job and therefore will know the specific areas of your roof which may have damage to your roof. They will also know which materials to use and what type of work needs to be carried out to correct the problem and ensure the roof looks great again. As most roof repair companies use the same materials, they will usually provide expert advice on which materials to use.
Roof replacement also includes fixing any roof drains or drainage systems which can also cause water leaks. A leaky pipe on the roof can lead to a leaking roof and the roof repair company will be able to advise you on the correct way to fix the problem. They can also recommend the right materials to use to waterproof your gutters, ensuring no water seeps into the roof. Once the roof has been fixed, the roofing contractor will also install new siding and install any cladding to replace the damaged portions of the roof.
In conclusion, roofing repairs should never be carried out by amateurs because they can be very expensive and a mistake can cost thousands of dollars to fix. A professional roof repair company will be able to fix the roof without causing any further damage and will have enough knowledge and experience to carry out the job correctly.