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Time to Get a New Roof?


Roofs play a very important role in weatherproofing of any building. It is important that you seek repair or replacement a leaking roof early as it can result in a huge damage in a relatively short period of time. For residents of Calgary, seeking the help of Calgary roofing company would help and come in handy. Once slates start to leak and being going on for some time, it can be very difficult to get it out for simple repairs. In such a case, the only option may be to do a roof replacement, which can be expensive. It is important to understand the reason behind a leaking rooftop in order to determine whether the rooftop needs repair or replacement.


Time to Do a Replacement or Repair?

A roofing company, of course, charges more money for a rooftop replacement that for doing simple repairs. But this doesn't mean that a roofing repair work is often an easy work. Calgary roofing company often invest a good chunk of time doing rooftop repair and diagnosis work. Homeowners tend to discount a roofing repair or diagnosis work as they don't see any "finished" work. It is important for homeowners to allow a roofing company to have ample time to do rooftop repair and diagnosis. Calgary roofing company understand the importance of an accurate rooftop diagnosis and repair, so we don't rush to it.


A Rooftop May Need Replacement Instead of Repair

A roofing company must decide between not going by a customer's wish by recommending a rooftop replacement or pleasing a customer by doing the repair at low cost. In the long run, taking the hard decision but the right one is very beneficial.

Making good decisions is important in avoiding near- and long-term costs. This comes in handy for large complex jobs like roof replacement. The choice to make is whether to merely fill leaks and wearied areas or whether to repair the affected or do a complete roof replacement.

If the wear and tear is heavy but restricted to one side of the rooftop, the affected side roof replacement is an option that will cost less than having to replace the whole roof. However, the affected side roof replacement can create added problems—for example, the uneven outcome at edges, with the old rooftop ending up some inches higher than the new one.

In the long run, a new rooftop will be cost effective. Even if only one side of the rooftop is showing signs of tear and wear, it is wise to consider a whole rooftop replacement with a roofing company crew on-site with its scaffolding, ladders, and equipment.


Roof Examination to Determine Whether it Needs Replacement or Repair

Calgary roofing company examines every rooftop to check irregular details, pipe towers, chimneys for soft spots in the covering. In many cases, shingle roofs do not leak where the gravels are. We will recommend for a repair if the granular loss is not that bad and it looks OK. For shingles looking to be in good condition and the problem is water penetration, we recommend sealing of vent and pipe openings, re-doing flashing and some minor shingle replacements.


Doing the Math on the Long-Term Cost of Repair vs. Replacement

The current rooftop may be serviceable but in need of a replacement at some point soon. In such a case, it is important that a roofing company do the math of repair versus replacement for the owner. A roofing company needs to lay out to homeowners the financial situation of rooftop repair versus replacement since not everyone can afford to replace a roof on short notice. The repair will spare them that cost. On the other hand, the accumulating cost of rooftop repair may make them wish they had taken the bullet by doing a rooftop replacement in the first place.