If a limb comes down on your house or the wind has it’s way, roof restoration rather than replacement may be an option. It will certainly be less costly! If we’re figuring roughly, replacing your roof costs up to $22 per square foot, depending on the materials you use. On average, the cost to restore a portion of your roof is between $6 and $9.
That’s a lot easier to fit into your budget!
Roof restoration makes sense. Restoring any spot damage to your roof by repairing instead of waiting until you need a new one is the least expensive route to take. Less materials and less labor equal money kept in your pocket.
That’s always a good thing.
Maintaining your roof by repairing any damage that occurs rather than letting it go, extends the life of your roof. It also protects your home’s structural integrity.
Even minor damage left unattended allows water to get into the interior of your home. Once it finds it’s way into your attic, it continues it’s path saturating insulation, damaging lumber, and eventually finding it’s way to interior framing and drywall. It grows worse with each passing storm.
That’s not ever a good thing.
Mold, mildew, and wood rot can set in. You don’t want to have to deal with any of that.
Mold grows in damp surroundings. Our high humidity levels in the summer months don’t help things either. In fact, mold thrives in a humid environment.
This stuff is nothing to mess around with, it can affect your family’s health. Here in the United States, there are over 1,000 types of mold and mildew that can grow in our homes. Once it reaches a high enough level, mold causes serious health issues.
As a matter of fact, studies show that breathing in large amounts of the stuff can affect the entire human system. In some cases, it even leads to death.
We’re not trying to alarm you here, but wood rot is capable of completely destroying wooden building materials. It eventually causes structural damage that equals major repair costs. The problem is that it often goes undetected. Even more concerning, it doesn’t stick to a specific area. It spreads.
When moisture lingers on wood over a long period of time, the environment is perfect for fungi growth. The fungi causes the wood fibers to deteriorate or, in other words, rot.
By the way, moisture doesn’t just get in through the roof. Some additional areas allow moisture to enter the interior of your home. Window frames and entryways are susceptible, periodic inspections of both are a good idea. Keep your caulk in good condition. It’s main purpose is to block moisture.
Condensation build-up is another thing to keep at bay. Make sure that laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathroom are well-ventilated.
Using a dehumidifier is also an option. This is especially true if you live in an area known for high humidity like ours.
Water doesn’t care where it gets in. It just wants in. Gutters that aren’t placed properly can lead to roof damage. Water running between your gutters and the roof’s edge leaves you open to all the problems listed above. If you see that happening, contact a roofing professional. As a matter of fact, we’d be happy to get it taken care of for you.
Moreover, gutters that are filled with leaves and other small debris aren’t leaving anywhere for the water to escape. It’s just going to accumulate somewhere on your roof.
We have families, too. Moreover, we understand the importance of providing a safe environment for them. Knowing that they have a sound roof over their heads brings peace of mind.
If you’ve clicked around the site, you’ve seen our offer to come out and inspect your roof for you. If you need any type of work done on your roof, we’ll include an inspection with our free estimate. That includes pictures of any trouble areas we find. On the other hand, if you’re not looking for a contractor, contact us anyway!
We’ll be glad to come out and do an inspection. We have periodic plans available, some include checking things out after severe storms. Or, just call us when you’re ready to have the job done. Either way, we’ll make sure your roof stands strong. If we find something, we’ll let you know then and there. We’ll also discuss ways to remedy the situation.
If you choose us for the job, we’ll be on top of it in no time.
You can count on it.