At some point, all homeowners will need to consider their roofing options. You may get away from this for a bit longer if you buy a brand new suburban home, or perhaps a bit quicker if you buy a beautiful historic fixer-upper. Your home’s location, age, roofing material, and your own maintenance efforts will all play a role in the longevity of your roof. Still, at some point, you will need a roof patch, repair, or replacement. Below, we’ll explain what these are, their pros and cons, and when you should use them.
This roof repair method is great for fixing up small patches of your roof. If you’ve noticed some water damage, then there’s clearly a rogue leak somewhere. A professional roofer can quickly locate it, and patch it up. This will effectively prevent further water damage, and keep repair expenses much lower than if you attempted to patch it yourself or let the problem fester. Patching is without a doubt the cheapest way to fix your leak and works especially well on newer roofs. There are, however, a couple of downsides to patching your roof. First, many homeowners insurance policies don’t cover roofs that have been patched. Second, it may stand out from the rest of your roof, if the other shingles are sun-bleached. Ultimately though, this is a fast and affordable solution, and you get to avoid ongoing construction.
If you have a little extra money saved up for house repairs, it’s generally recommended that you have your roof repaired. A roof repair can add another 20+ years to your roof’s lifespan, it adds value to your home, offers a higher return on your investment, and handles wear and tear better than patches do. Choosing a roof repair for your home can help you avoid the high costs of a roof replacement in the near future, and ends up being a cash saving for many homeowners.
It’s great to just get a roof patch or repair if possible. However, sometimes your roof is just too far gone, and it’s time for a replacement. If your shingles are cracked curling, granules are missing, your roof is more than 20 years old, and moss or mold is growing rampant it may be time to invest in a brand new roof. A roof replacement will help ensure structural integrity, avoid leaks and water damage, and improve the appearance of your home. The only downside is the high price tag. Talk to one of the roofing professionals at CK Roofing to make sure this is actually a necessity, before investing in this costly and time-consuming task.
CK Roofing Experts in Houston, TX
Understanding what kinds of repairs your roof needs can be tricky. CK Roofing can help you better understand the roofing solutions available to you, offer a competitive price, and complete the job on schedule. CK Roofing has been serving Houston homeowners since 1997 and would be honored to provide you with maintenance, repair, and roof replacement services. Call (281) 747-5547 today to schedule a free consultation about your residential roofing project!