Do you really need a new roof?

Do you really need a new roof?

It’s no surprise that over the lifetime of a home, roof problems will occur. Although you’re less likely to have any roof damage or structural problems after purchasing a new home, without proper maintenance of your roof you’re likely to experience a roof problem that requires full replacement at some point. Issues like shingle curling, cracked shingles, and shingle granules coming apart signal that your roof will require total replacement in a few years. But is installing a new roof necessary for other problems like missing shingles, growth of moss and algae, or roof discolouration? Here’s what you should consider before bearing the expense of replacing your roof entirely:

Consider why you want a new roof

There are two main reasons why you are considering installing a new roof. The first reason is because you have roof damage and need to stop any further roof or structural damage. Roof leaks and damage from wind, hail, or falling debris are the most common reasons why homeowners replace their roof. The second is for cosmetic reasons. Perhaps you want your roof to match with a new exterior colour you’ve selected, or you believe that having a new roof will increase the value of your home. If your roof is in good condition, you’ll be able to receive roof painting in North Shore for a fraction of the cost it would take to replace the roof altogether. Roof and structural damage, depending on the severity, can often be fixed by hiring a professional roof painter.

What’s the current condition of your roof like?

There are some serious problems to look out for that signal that it’s time to replace or repair your roof. Start by taking a trip to your attic and looking for warning signs such as roof deck sagging, water damage and leaks, discolouration, and light coming in from outside. Noticing these problems at the right time, before significant damage is done allows you to save money by repairing your roof instead of replacing the whole thing. If your roof is generally in good condition but you notice a minor leak, sealing and roof painting can solve the problem. If your roof deck is sagging, a total replacement is in order.

The attic isn’t the only place you can spot problems. You’ll also want to take a look for exterior issues, either by climbing a ladder and taking a look, or using binoculars. First, find any bald, torn, cracked, or missing shingles and note their location. Next, see if you notice any loose material. Afterwards, check for moisture, rot, and mold on your roof. Finally, ensure proper drainage leads to the correct location away from your house by testing your gutters and downspouts. If you notice any issues, be sure to call a roofing professional to receive a second opinion on how to fix the damage.

Roof painting North Shore and Northern Beaches is an inexpensive solution

Replacing a roof costs three to four times more than repairing and spraying a roof. Painting at the right time helps you avoid high labour and material costs, improves the colour of your roof, and extends your roof’s life between ten and fifteen years. If you need roof painting North Shore, be sure to contact painting professionals who can help you determine whether total replacement or roof painting will solve your home’s problems. Our roof painters service areas in Sydney and offer professional and reliable service. Contact us or learn more about how we can help you!

Robin

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Robin Ottowa is a 3rd generation, German-born, Australian-raised Master Painter who first began painting at the age of 17 with his father. In 1995, Robin founded Summit Coatings in partnership with his wife Conny. His vision was and continues to be delivering premium results at always competitive rates.