Finding out that your roof is leaking can be a stressful and expensive discovery. While the first thought might be that a new roof installation in Calgary is your only option, depending on your specific situation, there may be alternatives to having your roof replaced completely. Take a look at a couple of the different roofing options that may serve as workable solutions for your specific issue.
When a few individual shingles have fallen off or have been damaged by the weather, replacing them is a suitable fix for your problem. You might even have some spare shingles left over from when your roof was originally completed, which means that you will be able to closely match the look that covers the rest of the roof. It is still recommended that you have a professional make sure that there aren’t any deeper issues with your roof that need further attention, but if the problem area is small, replacing just a few shingles is a simple and affordable solution.
If a larger area is missing shingles, it might be harder to replace them with any pieces that you still have left over. It might be even more difficult to purchase shingles that are an exact match with those on your roof. While the blending might still present aesthetic issues, patching is a great option when you aren’t able to invest in a brand-new roof now but still need a way to deal with more visible deficiencies. Again, it is best to check with a professional to make sure that patching can extend the lifespan of your roof, or if a more extensive fix is needed.
If the shingles on your roof have begun curling or buckling, or if you have noticed that the shingles’ granules are coming out in your gutters, a more thorough fix will be needed. If you have only one layer of existing roofing, it is possible to place a new layer of shingles over the entire roof. Choosing this option will help you save money in the short term and allow you to save up for when a complete roof replacement is within your budget. While this is a suitable option that will help in a pinch, it is important to know that the weight of anything more than two layers could create structural issues for your home.
If after a professional inspection you find that your roof has serious water and moisture damage, the only way to protect the rest of your home might be with a brand-new roof. Additionally, if your roof is more than 20 years old and is nearing the end of its lifespan, it becomes more cost-effective to have the entire roof replaced as opposed to paying for frequent patch jobs.
For help determining just what condition your roof is in and what options this presents for the future, give us a call at Rhino Exteriors. Whether it is a new roofing installation in Calgary or the replacement of just a few shingles, our experienced staff has got you covered. Give us a call to schedule your consultation today.