All the things age and when they do you should have a plan of how to either repair or replace. This system also applies for roofs. There may be various issues that can happen that may need to either do a roof repair of to replace your roof.
A roof is a great investment and before replacing or repairing it you should first be very sure of the person replacing it and if you are doing it yourself you should ensure you are very qualified for it. Before you decide on repairing your roof you should know the price of a repair and know how to budget for it.
The price of a roof repair greatly lies on the type of the roof you have,
· if you have something like a chimney or a skylight,
· the cost of the permits you may need,
· the water damage present if any,
· the damage on the roof and
· maybe the size or scope of the repair being made.
One of the causes that may make you need a repair for the roof is in the case of leakages. It is good to deal with this as fast as you can so that you can prevent mould from growing in your house or any water damages that may occur in the interior of our house since such can cause a very serious issue such as it can be fire hazard.
Now it comes to how to spot a roof leakage, you should be on a look out for any water spots on your ceiling, whether it is a brick ceiling or a wood ceiling or panelled ceiling. This will be easier to spot when there is rain and you will be able to see where the water is coming into the house from.
In the case of a leakage which is one of the most common roof issues, you may first want to know what has caused the leakage which gives rise to a variety of options. Ensure that you confirm it is your roof leaking since your leakage may just be arising from a hole on your window or even in your siding.
If your ceiling happens to haveplastic vapour barrier between the drywall and the attic insulation, just try to push the insulation on it aside and look for flow stains that will appear on the plastic. If you cannot trace, try looking under the roof on its underside for any shiners which is just a nail that was to be used when the carpenter nailed the roof the roof sheathing to the rafters and now it is missing. Moisture will escape into the attic coming from the rooms below and it will condenseon cold nail and this can be easily spotted since the nails will look white because they are frosted. During the day, due to the heat, they will heat up and the frost will melt and drip and the reverse will happen at night and this cycle will continue. The remedy to this is to just clip the nails with side-cutting pliers and your problem will be solved