If you’ve just bought an older home or your current home is overdue for a new roof, then finding the right company for the job is important. You don’t want to hire a company that will half-do the job, or cut corners and cost you more money within years of having the roof replaced.
Living in Ottawa also means that winter will be very white from the feet of snow you’ll get during those months, and too much snow can lead to some damages that may get worse and require a complete replacement of your roof. When it comes to replacing your roof or even upgrading the materials, you’ll need to find the right company for the job.
When Should you Replace Your Roof in Ottawa?
There comes a point when repairs no longer work, and the roof needs to be stripped down to the sheet board and replaced from that point. But when do you know you’ve reached that point with your roof?
- When one leak is fixed, another appears: if you’ve just had a leak on one side of the house fixed, and another appears sometime later away from the first, then your roof may be compromised enough to require a complete replacement.
- Snow keeps melting off your roof: if you get a dusting of snow one night, and the following day is still gloomy and cold, but the snow is melting from your roof, then you have an insulation problem that needs to be fixed quickly.
- It’s over 20 years old: If your home is old and hasn’t had the roof inspected for a while and is starting to have problems then it’s best to have it inspected. If the list of problems is long, then your best option is to replace it completely.
- It’s a Fixer-upper and needs work: If you purchased the home in “as-is” condition and it doesn’t look so great, your best bet is to have the roof replaced if an inspection reveals a long list of problems.
Why Replace the Roof Instead of Repairing it?
Replacing the roof can save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if an inspection shows a lot of current problems, or areas that will need to be repaired in the near future. Simply repairing recurring problems, or problems all across the roof in a short period of time will get costly and end up costing more than it would be to replace the roof entirely.
Replacing the roof all at once will also save time since it will all get done at one time versus being repaired several different times. It will also limit how often you’re hearing work get done above you if you work from home.
Think of the Long-Term Effects vs the Short-Term
Say your roof is in decent condition right now, but there are some areas that could cause major problems with the next big weather system that hits your area, or is just getting weaker as the days pass by.
If the problems they will cause to the rest of the roof structure are sizeable, meaning you’ll need to replace the roof anyway, then it’s best to just replace the whole roof and eliminate any potential problems for years to come, rather than patching and repairing and repeating the process within months of each other.
When in Doubt, Call the Professionals
If you’re unsure your roof needs to be repaired or replaced then you should call a professional roofing company and schedule an inspection to check for problems and get an early head start on preventing any emergency situations or repairs.
Replacing a roof on your home is a difficult and time-consuming task, and is best left to the experts. The professional roofing technicians at Vanity Roofing inc have everything needed to do a thorough and proper inspection of your roof, and the knowledge to help you prevent any further problems.