The Importance of Using a Contractor for Roof Repairs

If you’re a home owner or facilities manager in St. Albert then you probably understand the importance of good maintenance in sustaining the value of your investment. But everything fades, gets worn, and needs fixing or replacing. When it comes to your roof, your homes most valuable asset, how do you know when a fix will do or, you need to replace the roofing surface?

At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP, we understand that upgrades or renovations to your home or business are an investment. For 60 years, we have and continue to serve Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park residents with expert craftsmanship and professionalism. Our experienced full-time service technicians provide free estimates and prompt attention to all of your roofing service or repair needs and our roofing contractors use time proven, guaranteed products and materials with 30-year to 50-year warranties. Because of our experience and commitment to you, we’ve pulled together some information to help you decide if your roof needs repairs, or a full replacement.

If you need to fix a roof problem, there are three options: spot repair, partial reroofing, and full replacement. When to reroof depends on several variables, including the shingles’ wear and age, the climate in your area, and your home’s susceptibility to future damage.

Torn or damaged shingles can be easy removed, and new ones can be slipped in place and hopefully, you saved some spare shingles from the last job so they match the existing roof. You may choose to repair because the roof is in good shape, has not met its life expectation, and you want or need to keep costs to a minimum. Benefits include lower cost than a re-cover or replacement and it extends the roof life.

If the roof is fundamentally sound, the most effective solution is partial reroofing. Repairing a section of roofing will also make it easier to blend new with old, because slight color differences will be less noticeable. Benefits include lower initial cost, it’s less disruptive, lower risk of a roof being exposed to the elements, and new, extended warranties are available.

However, while partial repair may be more cost effective – if your roof is showing signs of wear consider doing the entire job while the crew is on-site with its scaffolding, ladders, and equipment. You will also have to decide whether to install your new roof over the existing one or whether to tear the old one off – the choice comes down to saving a little money now and risking greater expenses down the road. The International Residential Code (R907.3) says that you cannot put a new roof over two or more applications of any type of roof covering in part due to its weight and its effect on the structure of your home. Beginning your roofing job with a clean roof deck also means you have the option of adding ice-and-water-shield membrane along the eaves – as a rule of thumb, if 25 percent or more of the roof is damaged it’s best to replace.

Roof Repairs St. Albert

If you’re in need of a roof repair in St. Albert or even replacement, call A. Clark Roofing and Siding LP in Edmonton at 780.465.7571 today to learn about our five-year workmanship warranty.

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