Roof Repairs | If your roof is indicating signs of premature aging and/or has sustained storm damage, perhaps it would be wise to consider replacing it sooner rather than later. Replacing an old, failing or damaged roof can be a good investment whether you plan to stay in your house for many years or plan to sell shortly. It is also usually less expensive to replace your roof yourself versus hiring a roofing contractor to do the job.
Roof Repairs and Roof Replacement
Even if you decide to hire a roofing contractor to do the job, there are some tips to keep in mind when contracting with one. Most importantly, before any work is done on your home to make sure to have the roofing contractor inspected. An experienced and trustworthy roofing contractor will conduct an inspection prior to starting any roof replacement work on your house to ensure that the work will not interfere with future inspections by your city, county, or state. This is important as often, if a roof replacement project interferes with your inspector’s inspection of another work already completed, that work may not be allowed to go forward – making your own inspection, which should include all roofing materials as well as pictures, extremely important.
Unfortunately, leaks and other damage often occur after the roof replacement or repair has been completed. In these cases, there are really no recourse but to repair the leak and replace whatever roofing material was damaged. For leaks, the most common recommendation is to clean them up using household bleach and then apply an anti-leak tar product (such as Neosporin) to prevent further damage. For other roof repair/replacement jobs, the most common recommendation is to contact a professional roofing contractor who can recommend the best course of action based on the type of damage done (such as leaks), the condition of the roof replacement or repair, and the extent of the damage.