The natural elements can be hard on your roof, causing damage you oftentimes do not notice until the roof needs complete replacement. Trees, sun, wind, snow, and rain all deteriorate your roofing material and cause the need for maintenance. This article’s purpose is to help you care for your roof so that it can protect your home for years and years to come.
UNDERSTAND YOUR ROOF’S WARRANTY
Most home’s roofs have a warranty on them, either from the contractor who installed it or the shingles used. There are many ways you can inadvertently void the roof’s warranty while trying to make repairs to it that you need to avoid. Improper ventilation, installation, pressure washing, adding solar panels or satellite antennas, as well as numerous other things can nullify your roof’s warranty. Be sure to read the fine print and always hire a licensed professional like MN Home Improvements when making repairs to your home’s roof.
DECIDING BETWEEN FULL REPLACEMENT OR MINOR REPAIR
If a tree or branch falls on a corner of your house, oftentimes it is wiser and less expensive to patch that area with shingles matching the rest of roof to the best of your ability. However, if the roof has significant deterioration on one or two whole sides, it might be wiser to replace the whole thing. Take into consideration how many more years are left on the shingle’s lifespan as well as the fact that labor costs will likely be cheaper per hour doing a bigger job. This article from Bobvila.com can help you decide between full replacement or minor repair situations when it comes to caring for your home’s roof.
Keeping on top of roof repair is one of the best ways to maintain your largest investment: your home. We can help you diagnose and fix any roofing problem you might be having. This summer, call MN Home Improvements to help you with your roof.