Storms can do serious damage to your roof. When they do, it is important to have the damage fixed as soon as possible. Doing so will extend your roof’s overall life span. However, not all roofs need the same treatment. Some roofs will need replacement while others can survive with just roof repair. Crown Roofing Ltd. shares how to decide which service you need.
You must first have an inspection done of the damage. Depending on how it was hit, you might need a full roof replacement. This is especially true for leaking roofs and sagging areas. Any visible and large-scale damage is a call for immediate replacement.
However, some homes come off relatively unscathed. If only a few shingles are damaged or a small enough section is hit, you can call in for repairs. It will cost less, and your roof will still stay in prime condition afterwards. To be sure, always have your residential roofing system inspected before work begins.
The Hidden Pains of the Roof
The best places to check for issues are the underlayment and decking, which is typically where the damage starts. These areas are important for two different purposes, which all serve to give your roofing structure form.
Underlayment sheets are water-resistant sheets that line the structure. They are placed underneath the shingles because they can prevent moisture and water from leaking through.
The decking, meanwhile, is the skeleton of the roof structure. It gives the entire roof form and is the place where all additions to the system are attached.
If only the shingles are damaged, then roof maintenance is necessary, but not replacement. However, any damage to underlayments and decking will require replacement.
How to Choose
Ultimately, both services can save your roof under the right circumstances. Repairs are more affordable and use less materials, but only cover small-scale damage. This includes missing shingles and a specific damaged section. If parts of your roof are broken or if the underlayments and decking are damaged, then you will want to consider replacement.
Do you need quality warranties and services to protect your roof? Call Crown Roofing at (604) 210-6655, or fill out our contact form to discuss your project and get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Vancouver and Surrey.