The problem with deciding whether or not you’re going to get your leaking roof repaired is the misinformation out there, and you want to be well-informed, as it’s a big expense that most people do not want to take on lightly. Your roof is protecting your home, your family, and all of the things you value. Therefore, it makes sense that you want to make the right decision for your home, while ensuring that you’re not taking any financial risks.
Here at Roof Auckland we know what a difficult decision it can be, so we’re going to take you through the signs that your house needs re-roofing, so that you can be sure of your choice when you call your local roofing specialist.
There are two major signs that you need to give your local roofing contractors a call. If you’re seeing these two things, it’s most likely too late to look into patching or replacing only pieces of your roof. Keep in mind that it’s always best to get advice on your specific situation from someone who has years of experience, as each case tends to be specific to the individual house.
If you have noticed sagging in the lines of your roof, either on the inside of your house, or the outside, then you will most likely need to replace the roof (including the decking). While this is not ideal, it is the safest option for your home, as significant sagging is a sign of structural damage.
Sagging can be caused by a number of things. Damp, cold, plant growth, and ageing can all affect the structural integrity of even the most quality roofing. Check your property records to determine how long ago your roof was installed - if it was over fifteen years ago, and you’ve noticed it sagging, then it is most likely due to age. Regardless of how old it is, you should always consult a professional when you notice any kind of damage or failure in the structure of your roof. If you have a tile roof that is sagging - take off the 10-12 tonne of tiles off your roof and replace with light weight Colorsteel roofing iron.
One leak is not usually a sign that you need to replace your entire roof, however if you notice multiple leaks cropping up in different places, then it’s a different story.
Recurring leaks are a sign that your roof is failing in multiple places, and while you could decide to patch each of the faults individually, it would most likely turn out to be more expensive in the long run. Not to mention there’s a high chance they will continue to crop up. Fixing individual leaks over and over takes a toll on your wallet quickly, and by the end of it, you’ll probably still have to pay for a new roof.
Once again, it always pays to get the opinion of a roofing solutions expert, in order to make an informed decision.
We are your resident experts for re-roofing in Auckland, so give us a bell today for free advice. Don’t go into the situation blind - get the opinion of roofing industry professionals, to help you make the right choice for your home.