Are you struggling with a leaking roof?
A leaking roof can be as a result of wear and tear because of old age, harsh weather conditions, even a passing storm can leave your roof damaged and in need of immediate repair. A leaking roof is very problematic. It can cause your interiors to get damaged through staining the walls, damaging light fixtures, encouraging mold to grow. Plus, leaking water can get into electronic appliances and this is very dangerous. Essentially, a leaking roof can lead to the destruction of lots of property in your house. Hence it is crucial that you get your roof repaired the moment you notice any damage.
* For qualified buyers. $116 represents an average roof replacement. Your monthly payment may be more or less depending on the size of your roof.
Replacing a residential roof is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a one day to a few days or more depending on the size and complexity. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well.
Asphalt shingles can be installed properly during cold weather (late fall and winter) only if additional, costly measures are taken. Most asphalt shingle manufactures require that a specialized adhesive is manually applied the each shingle if temperatures are below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Manufacturers of asphalt shingles recommend a pitch of 4/12 or more, but the absolute minimum pitch is 2/12. Pitch is measured in inches of vertical rise of the roof over one foot (12 inches) of horizontal run. So a 4/12 pitch roof rises 4 inchesfor every 12 inches of horizontal run.
Architectural asphalt — These products last about 30 years on average. Wood shingles and shakes — Wood roofing has a target lifetime of 30 years, but it can last much longer under moderate weather conditions.
|Wood Shake||14-20 years|
|Asphalt Shingle||10-30 years (20 is the norm)|
|Built-Up (BUR)||25-30 years|
This may surprise you — metal roofing is often quieter than an asphalt shingle roof. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather better than other roofing materials.
The concern about metal roofs attracting lightning strikes is most likely associated with the fact that metal can be an electrical conductor. Even so, metal roofs do not attract lightning and are not struck any more frequently than other roofing materials.
If you have insurance and insurance is paying it is always your deductible, plus upgrades if any.
While a lot of people think that a leaking roof needs to be replaced, this may not be the case unless the roof is old. Missing, cracked, broken, and curling shingles can be repaired and replaced to stop a leak, while older roofs or roofs with multiple leaks or widespread issues should be replaced.
Costs vary greatly depending on the pitch of your roof, the type of shingles you have, what condition the roof is in, and how many layers of shingles you have. The best way to find out the cost is to have a free quote done.