West End Roofing Building Maintenance Glasgow. Should you repair or replace your roof? Repairing a roof may be a better option in some cases where replacement is not necessary and the roofing leak or breakage can be quickly fixed. Although repair issues can me confusing, taking the time to research fixable problems may save you a lot of money in the long run. Replacing a roof is not always needed, and instead, many roofing specialists can be creative and able to show you exactly how to repair a specific problem – for a fraction of the cost. West End Roofing Building Maintenance Glasgow can offer some guidance, we have gathered a number of tell-tale signs where repairing or patching a roof may be more effective than replacing (and vice versa).
Your roof is constantly protecting your property and subjected to daily wear & tear. Your roof may have been hit with a lot of harsh weather during its life – and may decide it wants to give out at anytime. If this is the case, think about how old your roof is. Is it nearing the end of its given life expectancy? Has it already had to deal with falling debris or exterior damage (such as branch or tree strikes)? Even with the proper maintenance, if a roof is simply becoming too old, replacing the entire roofing area is the best and safest option to choose.
Although it may seem more problematic at the time, when you get a roofing leak – all it will require is some professional patching. Unless significant water damage has occurred and framework in the roof is affected, you should never have to replace an entire roof after only a small section has endured a leak. Flashing, slates & tiles can be replaced easily. Don’t give up on your roof – a water leak is definitely a light repair job and West End Roofing Building Maintenance Glasgow will provide professional advice.
Dried out or a cracked flat roofing areas are a common problem. If you notice this problem, it may be possible that further deterioration is occurring underneath the roof and the underside of the roofing felt or covering and is becoming saturated. This means that a slow decay of your roof is possible and a new layer of roofing is unlikely to hold. An old decaying roof cannot support the weight of more materials when a replacement is needed. Hiring a specialist assessor to see if decay is the problem – if so, it is extremely important that you opt for replacing the entire roofing area affected.
If you have a water leak or similar problem with a roof that is over a certain age, it may be more economically to repair the roof for now – but be mindful of that the roof will need replaced in the near future. If your roof is not quite past its expiration mark, but is experiencing significant water damage – it will be best to replace the entire roof to avoid any future problems. Unless there is strong framework and a very durable top layer, older roofs simply will not tolerate new roofing being build on top of it. This means that although a small patch will work, if the problem is bigger – a new roof is needed as soon as possible.
The question whether to repair or completely replace your roof is a relative one and should be answered by roofing professionals. West End Roofing Building Maintenance Glasgow, will be able to tell you exactly how much more your roof can withstand and if a simple repair is all that you need. Call 0141 237 3597 or use our contact form to get in touch.
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