Roof Repair vs Full Replacement
Remember, not every roof needs to be replaced.
The popular saying of “putting a roof over your head” has become standard in most arguments between parents and their teenagers. The saying implies the entire house, and many people often overlook the maintenance aspect of caring for the actual roof. It’s important to have regular inspections done, in order to ensure that there are no damaging leaks or weak spots. Additionally, these inspections can help you detect smaller problems, and prevent you from having to replace the entire roof down the line.
Legacy Roofing is one of Utah’s premier roofing companies, and we boast free roof inspections for our local customers. This can be preventative, helping to detect necessary repairs before they become a bigger, structural issue. It’s also a great opportunity to speak with a professional about making aesthetic changes to your roof that can add value to your home.
Signs of a Damaged Roof
Occasionally, homeowners can experience visible damage to their roof. Extreme weather, aging, or fallen tree branches can cause this damage. One of the first instincts is usually to worry about having to replace the entire roof, which can add up quickly and become costly. However, most damage to roofing structures is localized, and can be solved quickly by roofing experts.
Visible damage varies in severity and damage. One of the most popular is cracked or curling shingles. These are usually slightly discolored and they are visibly falling apart. They are cracked down the middle, or they are curling up from the corners. Note whether or not these shingles look dirty or wet. This is typically a sign that the shingles are holding onto water, which causes them to have water damage. Additionally, this could result in further water damage to the wood and beams below, so it’s important to get them inspected as quickly as possible. Check your gutters for asphalt granules—an excessive amount means that your shingles are experiencing a large amount of damage due to weather and wear.
If you start to see differences in your monthly bill, this could also be a sign of roofing problems. If not functioning effectively, it might be trapping in hot or cold air, making your home work harder to manage the temperature.
One of the more severe issues is if you notice any sagging or uneven areas on your roof. This could be a sign that water or external forces have caused some damage to the structure of the roof. During our free roofing inspections, Legacy Roofing can determine whether or not that structural damage is localized to one area.
Legacy Roofing provides free roofing inspections for individuals in the Clearfield area. Our professionals will investigate any visible damage, as well as utilizing their expertise to find damage that might not be visible to the naked eye. They’ll examine the structural support, shingles, and openings that go into your house to ensure that everything is functioning at full capacity. We pride ourselves on our honest and community approach to business, ensuring that we won’t try and sell you something you don’t need. If it requires a simple roof repair, rather than a full replacement, we’ll tell you on the spot.
Another large indicator that you may need to replace your roof is if you’re experiencing a large amount of leakage inside the home. Sometimes, this damage might not be visible; dripping sounds are a common indicator of a larger problem. If you do hear that noise, or notice any visible leaks, check the insulation in your attic. If it’s wet or soggy, then the problem is most likely extensive. Also watch for ice dams in the winter. If there is a buildup of icicles and large chunks of ice, there might be a bigger issue to blame. This could be also be indicative that you might need new gutters. It’s important to contact someone immediately if you notice these things, as the problems can often get worse if left untreated.
One of the things about installing a new roof that many people don’t know is that you can do it directly over the old roof. This is more cost-effective, but isn’t normally recommended. Tiles and shingles generally stay in place longer when attached directly to the roof, and it would be adding additional weight. Legally, you aren’t allowed to have more than two layers of roofing. Removing the original roof before building the new one is recommended.
Our professionals can identify the problem and in such cases, we can advise you as to the best course of action. We will coordinate and work with your insurance to get you the absolute best roof replacement possible. In either case, you can trust that we have your best interests at heart.
If your roof looks like this, you need a trusted roof repair specialist like Legacy Roofing. The roof is the most overlooked part of your home. It’s easy to see why; it never gets looked at. Unfortunately, your roof is also the single most important part of your home. It protects you from the elements, like rain and snow, and helps to control the overall temperature of your house. All it takes is one leak to begin the degradation process that could potentially cost you thousands of dollars. It’s important to have regular inspections to ensure that there are no glaring problems or issues.
We understand how busy you are. That’s why we offer our “Free Home Roof Inspection”. It costs you nothing, but could potentially save you thousands in damage roof replacement. If we do find problems, we can work with your insurance company to get you the best result possible. Our company pride ourselves on utilizing the best materials and providing a quality customer experience. Don’t wait until it’s too late—contact our professionals today!