Do You Need to Replace Your East Bay Area Roof? Or Can It Be Repaired?
Are you experiencing leaks or other problems with your roof? Is your roof more than 20 years old? If your roof is past its prime, you face the decision of whether to replace it or make repairs that could extend the roof’s useful life.
Don’t make this determination yourself! Have your roof inspected by a roofing contractor like Roofmax for a thorough evaluation and assessment. We’ll give you our professional opinion on the repair vs. replacement issue.
Here are some of the questions we will ask:
- Are just a few shingles missing? If so, repair is a good option. But if large areas of the roof are worn or many shingles are missing, replacement may be the way to go.
- Are there holes in the roof? How many? How large? A few small holes can be patched, but bigger holes or a large number of penetrations require replacement.
- In what shape are the gutters? Broken or sagging gutters, or gutters with split troughs need to be replaced.
- Is the flashing secure? Flashing that is loose can be reattached. But missing, split or worn flashing should be replaced.
- Is the roof properly ventilated? Older roofs in particular are often missing this critical element. We can retrofit a ridge vent, but improperly ventilated roofs often show premature signs of fatigue.
- Are you experiencing ice dams that clog gutters? Ice dams are a sign of improper temperature balance that may require alterations or replacement.