Are you experiencing roofing problems on your London Ontario home?
If so, you have two options – roof repair or roof replacement. You can choose to target and fix damaged areas on your roofing system, or you can replace your roof altogether.
Since roof work is by no means a simple undertaking – it’s not cheap either, mind you; you should think which option best suits your current situation – and that means considering factors beyond “how much is this going to cost me?”
The last thing you’d want to do is opt for a roof repair to cut back on the costs, only to have your roof break down after only a few years.
If you’re still unsure which one to go for, this post but by Joe Provey can help you decide which route to take.
Should You Replace or Repair Your Roof?
Making good decisions is the key to minimizing near- and long-term costs related to any home improvement. This is especially true for large, complex jobs like reroofing. In this particular case, some of the most important decisions should be made before you hire a contractor or choose a shingle manufacturer.
The first decision is whether to simply patch leaks and damaged areas or whether partial or complete reroofing is in order. If you choose the latter, you’ll also have to decide whether to roof over your existing roof or whether to remove it. There are cost consequences either way. Read more…
However, the decision on whether go for roof repair or roof replacement can be more complicated than usual. If it’s old age that has taken its toll on your roofing system, then replacing it is the obvious choice – but that is not always the case. There are times when it seems a roofing system only needs a few patch-ups, but it’s actually sustaining underlying damages that calls for an overhaul.
In her article, Michelle Honeyager talks about the tell-tale signs of an upcoming roof replacement project.
3 Early Signs That You Need to Replace Your Roof
Replacing a roof is a project we’d all like to put off. It can be a major investment to replace your roof. A new roof could easily run around $5,000 to $10,000 — or more. This varies based on how much contractors charge by area and what types of materials you use. Contractors can take one to several days to install a new roof. Or, if you plan to replace the roof yourself, it’s a large home remodel that could run you around a few days to weeks to complete, depending on how much time and help you have.
All that said, if you don’t replace your roof when you first see signs of wear, it can mean more costly repairs down the road. The most common problem is that water will seep in under worn shingles and cause damage to the structures below. That’s when leaks into the home and mold start to happen. On the more mild side, an old roof can look just plain ugly. See full post here…
This video by McGarry and Madsen can also help you decide if that you need a new roof or not.
While you can easily detect these signs on your own, it would be best to ask for the opinion of professional London ON roofers for roof replacement projects. Some roofing companies offer free inspection and estimate – you might want to take them up on those offers.
When it’s finally looking like replacing your roof is the way to go, the first thing you need to do — is take a peek at your bank account. Sounds funny now, huh? But that’s just real talk.
Roof replacement can rack up to the ten thousands. And this is not to scare or put you off, but you better brace yourself.
Well, on to some good news.
The thing is, you don’t have to pick between emptying your pockets or living with a damaged roof. There are ways to pay for a new roof without going broke. Check Jessica Jones’ Hunker post to find out how.
How to Finance a New Roof
Since a new roof can cost $15,000 or more, depending on the size, paying out of pocket is not an option for most homeowners. Financing by taking out a line of credit or a loan is how most homeowners pay for expensive repairs. Contact a licensed contractor to discuss roof replacement or repair options. Knowing how much a new roof will cost can help you determine which type of financing to seek. Compare roofing materials to determine which are the best for your budget.
Contact at least three contractors to provide estimates for roof replacement. Estimates should include cost of materials and labor. Before taking out a loan or making repairs to the roof, contact your insurance provider to see if it will cover some or all of the costs. If damage to the roof occurred as a result of a hurricane, earthquake or fire, you may be covered for roof repairs or replacement. Click to view the rest of the article…
Out of all the household and constructions projects your home will go through, roofing is – and will be – the most complicated, risky, and expensive by a long shot. It goes without saying that DIY is absolutely not a good idea, unless you’re a professional yourself.
Roofers usually have years of experience in the business under their belt. They have acquired the right skills, knowledge, and equipment to efficiently carry out the job and navigate around your roof with minimal risk.
That said, you’ll want to hire a reputable London Ontario roofing company to ensure that you get quality roof work done. As this is a huge investment on your part, you should be after nothing but excellence. A good and experienced roofer may cost you more upfront, but it will save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
For your roof repair or roof replacement needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at Cub Roofing.
We’ll take care of you.