What NOT To Do When Repairing Your Roof
May 21, 2015
Let's talk about the process you go through when you discover it's time to repair or replace your roof. Maybe you inspected your roof, or perhaps you just found a stain on your ceiling on the last rainy day. You then open the internet browser of your choice on your computer or smartphone, and begin searching “roof repair tips.”
While you might stumble upon various articles and blogs discussing the lifespan of shingles, you can't help but wonder what these articles are not telling you.
For example, is there a right and a wrong way to repair your roof? What tips can people give you when hiring a repairman? What is the most cost-conscious way to go about this project? And is the budget-friendly way also the best option long-term? What you're looking for is a guide on what not to do when repairing your roof!
So without further ado, here are four things to avoid when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof.
#1: DON'T Wait for the Problem to Occur
First and foremost, it's important to not be reactive when it comes to keeping your roof in good shape. While no one enjoys inspecting their roof and attic areas, it is important to have these areas checked by a professional every seven to eight years. By being proactive, you'll be able to spot one or two missing shingles as they happen, rather than waiting for a handful to be missing. Or if you wait too long, there might even be water damage to the roof's interior causing even heftier repairs.
#2: DON'T Hire Your Average Joe
Make sure you don't just hire your “Average Joe” because you found they have the lowest hourly rate. While it might look like you're getting a deal up front, if your repairman doesn't have much training or experience in roof repairs, you could end up just having to complete the repairs again at a later date. Always read online reviews or call the references provided before hiring a company to come and repair or replace your roof.
#3: DON'T Take the Easy Way Out
Going hand-in-hand with number three, you don't want to take the easy way out. Just like you don't want to hire your Average Joe, you also want to ensure you don't just make the “quick fix” when there is a larger problem beneath the surface. When your roofing professional comes out to inspect your roof and provide a quote, ask questions.
Get the full picture when it comes to the project and ask for the professional's advice in regards to the big picture. While you might have entered the project only thinking you needed a shingle repaired, if the professional uncovers more damage, you don't want to just look the other way. This could result in a more timely and expensive project a few months down the road.
#4: DON'T Forget Your Roof is a Long-Term Project
Your roof should be built to last a lifetime and it's important than any roofing projects you take on have that same goal. For example, if you don't choose a local, professional roofer, you could end up having to do consistent repairs or you might have to replace the whole thing down the road. When speaking to your roofing professional, ask for a thorough quote. For example, if there are a lot of repairs to be done, would it be a better deal to nix the repairs and just replace the roof?
DO: Enhance Your Curb Appeal and Call the Professionals!
Now that you know what not to do when replacing or repairing your roof, it's time to get your project moving! If you're ready to enhance your curb appeal with the help of professionals who have been in the business for over 75 years, it's time to reach out to H&S Roofing & Gutter Company! With rave reviews and an A rating by the Better Business Bureau, H&S Roofing & Gutters boasts a professional team pairing expertise with unparalleled customer service who can handle all your roofing needs.
To schedule a quote now, visit H&S Roofing & Gutters' website or call 704-334-9934 to speak to a team member today!