Roofing Materials, Repair, Restoration and Gutter Cleaning
When we talk about roof repair, it could include shingles, plywood, gutter systems, chimneys, and even HVAC unit pads. Every roof will need to be repaired or restored at some point in the life of a home. The difference between the two processes affect not only the cost but the amount of time that it takes to complete. When calculating the cost of this work it is important to consider all the factors that affect it including removing the old roofing material, disposal of the materials, new materials for the roof, repair or restoration, gutter cleaning, and the additional cost of supplies for any surprises and unexpected damages.
Costs versus Value
There is a lot of discussion about cost versus value, so here we will talk about the potential costs associated with your repair. For a more accurate breakdown, consider contacting a specialist like Sky High Roofing to give you a more precise estimate for your project. The estimated value differs from community to community. A roof needs repair when shingles are damaged or removed during storms or with regular wear and tear. These damages can be as simple as replacing the damaged shingles, or may require removal of more than just the directly damaged ones and repair of the roof beneath. While a repair can become costly depending on how much damage has occurred, it is generally between $1,000 to $3,000 depending on location and how much damage is being fixed. When repairing more than one area at a time it can be beneficial as they can be done at the same time and save time over doing each area separately.
Where roof repairs can be small areas or full sections of roofing that require attention, a roof restoration can be completed for more detailed and expansive needs.
A roof restoration is a more costly venture and includes more work, materials, and a higher cost. For a restoration a cost of $3,000-$6,000 can be expected. Roof restoration includes removing the roofing material completely and disposing of it, then repairing any damages to the wood beneath. All the old nails will be removed, water barriers replaced, and broken or damaged wood will be removed and replaced.
Restorations do not address only one area of the roof, but will address the entire roof and this can result in some roofing material that is not damaged being removed as well. This is part of the process, and should not be skipped, as it is how they find damages that occur beneath the surface, which is key to avoiding damages within the home.
When the wood and structure beneath the outer layer of the roof become damaged it can go unnoticed for some time before the water and other damages are noticed inside the home. By having a full roof restoration completed this can be avoided, and when damages have already begun to occur it is necessary to do a restoration. Water damages can spread, and the wood will expand, creating leads, mold, and other damages throughout the interior of the home if they are not addressed. Small holes can form that allow animals to access the home and they can damage wiring and other parts of the home.
Knowing Which is Needed
When your roof has sustained damage it can be difficult to know if it needs a repair or a full restoration. Checking the inside of the home for damages is the first step, along with having the roof inspected for weak spots, missing shingles, and areas where the water proofing has been damaged or is exposed.