Are you debating whether or not you need a new roof or just a roof repair job? If you have a leaky roof after every rain storm and can find parts of your roof in the neighbor’s yard after every wind gust, you should talk to a professional.
It can seem initially cheaper to just have a patch job done but if your roof is ready to go, a patch jobs can end up being more costly in the long run. On the other hand if your roof is in relatively good condition a roof repair can extend the life of your roof and help save you money.
So how do you decide what you need? You may not be able to actually climb up on your roof to do an inspection, but you can tell a lot from the interior and exterior of your home that will help guide you.
Obviously if you are finding roof shingles on the ground after a wind storm and you can stand outside your home and see parts of your roof coming up with binoculars, you are probably looking at a roof that needs more than just some TLC.
From the interior of your home you can do an inspection starting with the attic if you have one. On the off chance that the roof is damp, recolored, or generally harm take a look at how extensively. Is it just in one region of the rooftop or has it spread to a huge mass of the storage room roof? On the off chance that water is spilling in from a harmed blaze or inspired shingle it will probably pool in one area. Check your dividers in the home for dampness, rankling and water harm. On the off chance that your backdrop is stripping or you have shape on the dividers you may have a wellspring of dampness nourishing behind the dividers from a rooftop spill.
Again if the damage is limited to one area of your home you may only have to contend with a roof repair job. More widespread damage is usually an indicator of the need for a new roof.
A roofing contractor can of course get on the roof itself and do a more thorough inspection job. The most likely areas for a leak will be flashings or loose tiles that have come up creating a way for water to enter and do damage. Once your roofing contractor is able to do an assessment along with your interior inspection, you should be able to make an intelligent choice about whether you need a new roof or just a roof repair to make it through another rainy season.