Your roof protects your home from mother nature. It is extremely important that your roof functions properly to protect you and your family. While ongoing roof maintenance will often address many roof problems, there are situations where re-roofing is really the best option to protect your home.
What is Reroofing?
Instead of repairing your existing roof, re-roof involves completely replacing the old roof. The replacement could be on top of your roof that is already in place, or it could involve tearing off the old roof and replacing it entirely.
While the concept itself is easy to understand, re-roofing can be a difficult and challenging process. It sometimes requires a complete rebuild of your roofâs structure. If you have problems with pooling water, for example, reevaluating and revising the structure can be the best way to prevent future problems from happening.
This reevaluation process is a critical step in the re-roofing process in Berwick.
How Do You Know When You Need a Roof Replacement?
Re-roofing is a good idea if your roof is beyond repair. When regular roof maintenance and patching do not work, re-roofing is something that you should consider. However, it can be difficult to know when your roof needs to be completely replaced.
Getting a thorough inspection and an opinion from a professional is the best way to determine whether re-roofing is a good idea for your home. Some of the most common signs that you have a significant roof issue that will require re-roofing, including things like:
- Bald spots where you should have granules on the shingles
- The edges of the shingles are cupped or curled
- Shingles have cracked
- Algae or moss has begun to grow on your roof
Old roofs can simply start to break down. As your roof is toward the end of its life span, its integrity can become compromised in many locations, causing leaking and other water intrusion problems. At some point, the leaking can be too much to repair, and a replacement is necessary.
What to Consider When Choosing a Roofer
Choosing the right roofing company for your project isnât a decision you should take lightly. Your roof is vital to your home’s structural integrityâyou should not have just any company working on it. Instead, you should choose a company that has the experience to work safely and effectively.
A good roofing company will also plan for the weather and work around issues that may result in delays. If a delay is inevitable, they should also have good communication with you about the delay so you can adjust.
At ELR Plumbing, our team has over 15 years of experience working on homes in the Berwick area. We know how to deal with potential delays caused by weather and other issues. We respect your time and your homeâand we never work in a way that compromises safety or cuts corners.
The Pros and Cons of Different Roofing Materials
You have many options when you decide to re-roof your home. The lifespan and durability of the material should be one of your top considerations. Metal roof materials, such as Colorbond Steel, provides a great combination of longevity and cost-effectiveness. A metal roof can last between 50 and 100 years, which means that you will likely only have to put one metal roof on your home.
By comparison, concrete and terracotta tiles can last up to 50 years. An asphalt roof will generally only last up to 25 years. Slate tiles can last up to 200 years if properly maintained, but they are much more expensive compared to other options.
Our Approach to Reroofing
Our team does not just assume that you need a new roof. Instead, we will do a thorough inspection as part of our standard process. The inspection process will help you determine if a reroofing is necessary.
Our process involves:
- Inspection and preparation
Cost of Reroofing
The cost of reroofing will vary based on the materials that you choose and the size of your home. Colorbond Steel provides a quality product that will last for years to come, and it is one of the most cost-effective options for its lifespan.
Having a professional team install your roof will help you ensure that it is done right the first time, so you do not have to deal with errors or mishaps down the road. Call ELR Plumbing for a quote or to get more information about our services: 1300 639 766.
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