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A Guide to Roofing Repair and Replacement

Roofs are not something homeowners think about very often unless there's something wrong. Storm damage, leaks, lack of maintenance, and age can all take a hefty toll on your roof and your wallet. However, if you need a roof repair or are considering a roof replacement, a professional and experienced roofing contractor can give you a new roof with plenty of benefits.

Reasons to Get a Roof Repaired or Replaced

Roofs are a hefty investment, but considering the security they provide for you, your family, and your home, it's a worthwhile one. There are plenty of reasons for a roof to require repairs or replacement. Knowing what to look out for beforehand can allow you to take preventative measures or quickly fix an issue.

If you have a leaky roof, it can lead to problems in the interior of your house like peeling paint, damage to your electrical appliances or HVAC units, ruined furniture or decorations, flooding, and even a compromised foundation. Missing shingles and punctures in your roof can cause leaks and also ruin the insulation of your home, increasing your energy bills. Clogged gutters, storm damage, falling tree limbs, too much snow or ice, and more can cause constant problems.

External factors may not be the only reason your roof needs to be repaired or replaced completely. Wear and tear over the years will lead to degradation. Missing or cracked shingles, peeling weather strips, and lost granules that reflect the sun's heat call for an experienced and expert roofing service.

Preventative Measures

To avoid these issues, it's key to conduct regular inspections on your roof. You can conduct a surface-level inspection from the ground by looking for lost or damaged shingles, pooling water, fading from the Sun's UV Light, or debris. If you have the experience or know-how, you can temporarily fix these problems. It's not recommended due to the risk of falling and hurting yourself or stepping wrong and creating a bigger issue on your roof. A professional roofing company can come and take a look once a year for you, or whenever you notice symptoms of a problem.

Benefits of Repairs and Replacements

Roof repairs and replacement offer more benefits than simply fixing problems on your roof, including:

  • Prevent Future Repairs - A repaired roof or new roof is much less vulnerable to damage than a damaged or old roof. While roof maintenance, repairs, and installations are an investment, they're much more cost-effective than repeatedly paying a repairman or letting problems grow until you need to call more than just a roofing contractor.

  • More Energy Efficiency - As mentioned above, damage to your roof will cause a loss of insulation, meaning your HVAC system needs to work harder to maintain a good temperature in your home. If your HVAC system is working harder, it's eating up more energy, and, subsequently, more money from your wallet. Fixing problems or upgrading your roof will increase your home's energy efficiency and can lower your energy bills.

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality - Sticking with HVAC benefits, a good roof will also help improve your indoor air quality by keeping unwanted moisture out. Moisture let in by a damaged roof can increase humidity levels in your home, creating sticky and heavy air. Additionally, it can lead to the growth of mold and other micro bacteria that can cause respiratory irritation and congestion. Roofing contractors can help you breathe easier with repairs and replacements.

  • Increase Value and Curb Appeal - A rundown roof doesn't look good to potential buyers if you're selling your home. Roof replacements and repairs will increase your home's value and curb appeal. New home buyers can be assured that they have a sturdy roof overhead and will like the look of your pristine new shingles.

  • Renewed Warranty - This benefit is only applicable to roof replacements, but it is a big one. Replacing your roof gives you a new warranty, which can help cover the costs of wear and tear down the line. If your warranty is about to run out, it may be time to consider upgrading your roof.

Whether you need repairs for your roof or a roof replacement, Cornerstone Roofing and Restoration can help. According to Hook Agency, the roofing market has grown 2.7% in the past five years, so we know you have a lot of options when considering roofing contractors. However, we are confident that our five-star rated agency can give you the best quality roof. Visit our website or call today for a free estimate!

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