Patching up a hole to stop a leak is sometimes the only repair that is necessary to bring a roof back to a satisfactory condition. However, when there are multiple leaks and repairs must be made on a regular basis, making simple repairs is a waste of money. The reason is that a roof that constantly has to be repaired has likely been damaged to the extent of needing to be replaced altogether. When a roof has reached the point of needing to be replaced, failing to invest in getting it replaced is a risky mistake. Not only can a severely damaged roof cave in, but other problems might arise that could have been prevented by getting the roof replaced.
What Are the Risks of Not Replacing a Roof?
The sole purpose of a roof is to protect the interior of a home from outside elements, no matter whether that means wind, air, rainwater, or debris. Without a fully good roof in place, the interior of a house can get damaged. For example, a hole or soggy roof deck makes it possible for water to enter a house and damage the furniture, walls, ceilings, and everything else in the home. A homeowner should prevent water from entering the interior because it can make a home attractive to an array of pests. A soggy roof can also cave in when it is least expected and possibly cause an injury.
How Will a Homeowner Know if Roof Replacement is Needed?
Constantly needing roof repairs is a big sign that getting it replaced should be a priority. However, there are also signs that a homeowner might not know are related to the roof needing to be replaced. For instance, if there is a sudden rise in humidity levels, a homeowner might brush it off as being related to the weather. A noticeable change in humidity levels might actually mean that there is a hidden roof leak present that is not affecting the interior of a house yet. Discolored drywall, bubbles in the drywall, and air coming through the roof deck are a few of the other signs that a roof should be replaced.
Should a Homeowner Leave During Roof Replacement?
Roofing contractors will usually leave it up to a homeowner if they want to stay home or leave during the construction process. If a homeowner decides to stay home, they should be prepared to see multiple contractors on their property until the project is completed. A roof replacement project also comes with a lot of noise, so leaving might be ideal.
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26 January 2023
When it came time to install a new roof on my home, I had no idea where to start. In fact, I was exploring roofing options that were a really poor fit in my climate. It wasn't until I reached out to a local roofer that I got some lessons on how to choose the right roofing material for my home and the weather exposure it is subjected to. I built this site to share my journey, including the mistakes I made and the things that I learned along the way. If you are considering replacing your home's roof, I hope that the information here can help to guide you through the process.