This had been a long winter with record snowfall and low temperatures for the entire east coast. Now that the thaw is setting in and the snow is melting, it’s time to inspect your roof to see how it fared.
In our last post we discussed how the thawing and refreezing cycle that this area has been experiencing can cause your roof to go into thermal shock. When that happens, it can decrease the typical 20 year life span of your average shingled roof.
Making this decision should be based on the cost of repair versus replacement and the age of your roof. Also, it depends on how many layers your roof already has. Often, homeowners choose to reroof over an existing faulty roof in order to save the expense of having to tear up and cart off the old materials.
Take into account the cost to repair versus the cost to replace and how much of your roof needs repaired. If there is not a big cost difference, you may want to consider full replacement.
A new roof is a big expense, but starting fresh has its advantages. It increases the value of your home, refreshes its look and lasts for decades.
If your roof is experiencing any of these symptoms and you would like some advice, call us at Ferris Home Improvement. We are roofing contractors in Delaware that can help with any roof replacement, repairs and preventative maintenance.