Re-Roofing and Repairs
A house is nothing without a roof and no matter how durable your roofing materials are, there will surely be a need for repair if not replacement. If your roof needs to be repaired, it is ideal to do so immediately to avoid extreme and costly damage where even your wall might need some work. A delay in repair can lead to a replacement which is as costly as installing new roofs. Re-roofing is not something that excites home owners nor does repairing a roof make anyone happy, but once your roof is old and looking unattractive, it is time for you to consider renovation.
The choice of your roofing materials usually depends on your location, climate, local regulations as well as your own personal preference. For instance, in some regions with hotter temperature, it might be advisable to install asphalt shingles, while metal roofing might be the best option to regions predominant to fire hazards due to its ability to repel fire. The most common choices of roofing materials are asphalt composition shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing, slate roofing, wood shakes, and composition slate. Using the right and suitable roofing material for your home will go a long way in keeping it in good condition and prepared to withstand the weather of the region you are located in.
Tear Off or Roof Over
When repairing roofs, homeowners sometimes battle with whether or not they should replace the entire layer or just put the new layer over the old one. While this may not be allowed in some regions, it is also important to understand the effects of laying a new roof over an existing old and damaged roof. The factors you should consider are; weight, work and waste reduction, and telegraphing. The weight of roofing materials are a factor to consider because putting a heavy roofing material over an existing heavy one would cause structural damage to an old house. Entirely repairing the whole roof will be a safer option for many homeowners if these factors are considered.
Partial re-roofing is another repair option if only part of your roof is damaged. The area is removed and replaced while the remaining part remains intact. One problem that may occur in the process of re-roofing is if there are several layers of the damaged roof. These need to be removed in order for the partial re-roofing to be carried out successfully. In this case, it can be labor intensive and expensive to carry out the job. In any case, our team of professionals will assess the situation and suggest the best solution considering protection, budget and final result.
Repairing your roof is easy and inexpensive compared to replacing or partial re-roofing. We can remove old damaged parts and install new ones, making sure the new area syncs with the old roof. To achieve this desired result and avoid future damage or extra expenses, make sure the service is performed by a reputable contractor like Bristol Roofing Specialists.