Roof Repair Or Replacement
When you own a property – whether it’s residential, commercial, multiunit, or industrial – there’s one question that you’re probably going to end up asking at some point. It’s the sole question that keeps property owners awake at night while they await their meeting with a reputable roofing contractor like CB Chandler. What’s the question they worry themselves sick over? You probably guessed since it’s a question that can mean the difference between a few hundred dollars and thousands. Do I need roof repair or replacement?
Okay, before you call the professionals to ask that question, you may want to do a cursory examination of your issue to ascertain the damage for yourself. This should give you a pretty good idea of whether or not a repair will work. If not, at least you’ll have a personal frame of reference when discussing the problem with your roofing professional. Better still, this should ensure you don’t fall prey to a less-than-reputable contractor out to make a buck off your ignorance of what’s wrong. Sadly, this happens.
Your first task is deciding whether or not your roof will require a simple repair or a replacement, a reroof or brand new installation. No matter which it is, you’re going to be looking at costs and labor taking place on your property. Say you lost a few shingles and expect a relatively quick fix, but have you thought about perfectly matching the shingle color? You don’t want an eyesore from the street lowering your overall aesthetic value, do you? Of course you don’t, so you’re going to have to consider costs like this in any roofing project of any scale. There’s no cheap roofing; at least not reputable roofing.
If your roof’s damage is significant – say more than just surface damage – but only affecting a single section of the roofing, you may be eligible for a partial reroofing project. This is a great way to lessen the overall costs of serious roofing damage. Plus, it allows a really good roofer to blend the section into the existing roofing with far less effort. The more area replaced, the easier it is to disguise that it was ever done in the first place. But, and there’s always a but, reroofing can be costlier than new installation on a per-square-foot basis. It can also lead to headaches with built-up roofing due to weight issues.
Remember, any time you’re calling a roofing contractor for work you may be better served considering a new roof installation. Yes, yes, we know it sounds ridiculous coming from a roofing professional, but it’s worth considering for anything other than a minor issue for a number of reasons. First, anything more than minor is going to have costs associated that may surprise you. A new roof may be more cost-effective. Second, repaired or reroofed sections of your existing roof will not share the same warranty. That can be messy if anything more occurs. A new installation ensures you have a brand new warranty that covers everything involved.
Depending on what’s beneath your old roofing, a new roof may be the only option you have. Laws in some locales prohibit the layering of roofing more than two times, so adding a third layer may be impossible. Even if you do it yourself, the home will not be sellable due to the roofing being in violation of codes and ordinances. This means a tear-off and reroofing job will have to be completed before any sale can proceed. You’re far better served by giving a professional roofing contractor, like the one voted #1 in Richmond – CB Chandler Roofing, the go ahead on a new roof installation.
Hopefully, this has given you the insight you’ll need to decide between repairing your roof and going all-in on new roof installation or replacement. Trusting the project to a contractor capable of handling all of your issues at one time might save you time, frustration and a good deal of money too. Call CB Chandler Roofing today at (804) 362-6504 for a no-obligation, hassle-free estimate for your specific roofing needs.