Roof Replacement in 2017

With Winter fully settled in, and Spring just around the corner, many homeowners will soon be scratching their heads trying to figure out how much they should pay to replace their old leaky roof that just barely made it through the previous, long, cold Winter. After all, last year we had some very low temperatures, with heavy snowfall and many storm-damaged roofs across the US, and this year could be no different. Are you looking for roof replacement in 2017? Look to Select Roofing Consultants for your roof replacement in 2017!

Why should I have Roof Replacement in 2017?

If your roof is over ten years old, it’s time for a check-up. Many roofs have a lifespan of twenty to twenty-five years. A leak or light shining through the boards of the attic are a sure sign of necessary roof replacement, but you shouldn’t wait for a leak and possible water damage before replacing your roof. There are many warning signs of a roof near the end of its lifespan, and many of them can be found by looking at the state of your roof shingles.

Are your shingles curling or buckling? This means that they’ve been on there too long. Even if they aren’t flying off with strong winds, they’re losing their ability to protect your roof from water, debris, and more. Another warning sign is the presence of shingle granules—small, rocky pieces of your shingles—washing off and appearing in the gutters. This means that your shingles are literally falling apart and that it won’t be long before they leave holes or cracks in your roof.

Red Flags to look for when replacing your roof

The biggest red flag when it comes to roof replacement is a sagging roof. If your roof is noticeably sagging, you can’t afford to wait to replace your roof. Don’t call a roofing expert tomorrow or next week—call them today, as soon as you notice any sagging at all. This is a definite sign of structural damage, and may even be a signal that your roof is on the verge of collapse.

Finally, there are the financial incentives to consider. Unlike what you’d expect, an entire roof replacement can actually be more financially wise than a roof patch or repair. As with most home improvement work, a patch on your roof or partial roof repair is usually just a temporary fix, and you’ll need to invest more money in the future for further repairs. If your roof is nearing the end of its twenty or twenty-five-year lifespan, or if there are any of the aging signs mentioned earlier, a repair isn’t your best bet. It’s considerably less expensive to replace a whole roof in one sitting than to have three or four consecutive repairs—this means that roofing experts have to set up all of their equipment, create scaffolding, etc. three or four times instead of just once. And why repair your roof now when you’ll have to replace it soon enough anyway?

Contact Select Roofing Consultants today! 

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