There is one home improvement issue that tops the list of all others: roof repair.
The roof of your business or home protects the most valuable assets in your life. From business assets that include property and clients to your home investment and family, the roof stands for them against the elements. Maintaining a properly working roof is essential and should be foremost in all home improvement concerns.
Whether it’s commercial or residential roofing repair, there’s no time to waste once a roof has suffered from wear and tear or damage. The simplest roof repair issue can turn into a major problem with rain from the next storm. Storms in Central Texas can come out of nowhere and bring damaging wind, rain and hail.
When you ignore a roof repair need, you can be setting yourself up for much more expensive solutions. A small repair or repeated repairs not completed quickly or properly can cause your roof system to fail. That means your property could suffer water damage or your roof may be damaged so badly you’ll need a roof replacement.
A few small roof repairs suddenly go from costing a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, especially if your roof fails home suffers from water damage. Water damage can include crawling under the shingles to rot the wood decking or seeping into the attic and insulation.
While wind or hail damage can appear more dramatic or extensive, if your roof fails to stop water from entering the structure the cost of repairs increases dramatically.
Self-Help Roof Repair Or A Professional Roofer?
Deciding between do-it-yourself roof repairs or hiring a professional roofer can be a big decision. Some roof repairs, such as nailing down or replacing a few shingles, are a possibility for many property owners. Ace Roofing Company doesn’t recommend any self-help roof repairs be completed without proper safety equipment and training.
Repairing a roof yourself hinges on how quickly the problem becomes too complex. Applying some sealant or nailing down a few shingles may be in your wheelhouse. Tearing up a section of shingles and underlayment to replace rusted valley metal and the rotten wood decking below is beyond most self-help commercial or residential roof repairs.
A trusted local roofer is your better option to make sure all needed work is completed correctly. This also provides assurance the repairs will last longer and extend the life of your roof.
Maintain Your Roof For Longer Life
Age and maintenance are two important factors in roof repair.
Any roof that is older than 20 years must be maintained and repaired as needed. It has likely already been repaired many times. Roofs this old are on the way out, and lack of attention could cause them to fail quicker. A failed roof will always be more expensive compared to repairs.
Regular roof maintenance – usually twice a year in spring and fall – helps extend roof life. We recommend a complete inspection at these times. Scheduling regular maintenance spurs you to complete any necessary repairs as well as simple tasks such as clearing debris from valley and gutters.
People often forget the importance of their roof and getting the best roof repair from a local roofer when needed. Your roof works every day for your business and home. Give it the proper care it deserves for such ongoing protection.
When our blog returns, we’ll have more Austin roof service tips for you. Until then, Ace Roofing Company wants you to have the professional roof service and attention you deserve. Let us provide you with the local roofing service you seek and help protect your home investment. Call us today at 512-836-ROOF (7663).