It’s normal for homeowners to feel a bit apprehensive whenever you see a roof leak or notice the warning signs of roofing damage. So, here are some facts to help calm your worries.
There’s a Leak in My Roof – Does It Need to Be Replaced?
There are no hard-and-fast rules in home improvement projects – everything is decided on a case-by-case basis. In general, repairs are enough to fix minor to moderate roofing issues, provide they’re detected early. That’s why routine roofing inspections are a must if you want to keep your roof in good condition. Through routine inspections, contractors can detect and fix minor to moderate roofing damage before they affect other parts of your home.
Can I Fix Minor Roofing Issues Myself?
It’s common knowledge that only a professional roofing contractor should handle repairs involving moderate to extensive roofing issues. But what about minor roofing issues? In general, you should let professionals handle roof repairs and replacements. DIY repairs are more likely to cost you more in the long run due to several reasons, one of which is the possibility minor leaks are just a symptom of more serious underlying roofing issues.
Can a Contractor Install New Shingles Over Your Current Roof?
The short answer is yes, but most contractors wouldn’t recommend installing a new roof over your old one. For one thing, the extra shingles add more burden to your home’s structure, potentially damaging it. Not to mention installing a new roof over a failing roof is a temporary solution at best. If the underlying issues with your old roof aren’t fixed or addressed, you’ll likely need to schedule repairs or have the two layers of shingles removed altogether in the coming months.
Have more questions about your roofing systems? When in doubt, it’s best to consult a professional residential or commercial roofing contractor.
AQ Roofing LLC, a family-owned company, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repairs and replacements. To request an estimate, call us at (501) 951-1683, or fill out this form.