Being a homeowner is a full-time job. Not only do you have to be concerned about the financial end – making those mortgage payments in a timely way – but there’s a constant stream of maintenance needs that must be addressed.
Some home repairs can put off indefinitely. Others – like a leaky roof – demand immediate attention. If you neglect roof leaks, they can lead to severe water damage that can seriously drain your savings account.
Some of us are handy. Others not so much. If you can’t locate the leak yourself, a licensed roofing contractor can perform an inspection and make recommendations about whether repair or replacement is needed. Consumer Reports warns, even if you’re able to locate a leak on your own, you’ll want to leave the repair job to a pro. Climbing onto your roof with a tall extension ladder is a dangerous job.
Most leaks can be stopped if they’re limited to a few spots. If, however, you’re experiencing recurring leaks, and your roof is out of warranty, it may be time for a new roof. The money you would spend on multiple short-term fixes is probably better applied to a brand-new roof with a lengthy warranty.
Another tip: Before you hire anyone to work on your roof, call your homeowner’s insurance company to check your deductible and coverage for roof repairs or replacement. You’ll want to weigh your out-of-pocket costs against the cost of replacing your roof entirely. Consider any resulting increase in your premium as well—it may make more sense to simply cover the cost yourself.
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Need a roof inspection? Contact the roofing experts at Garrett Construction and Roofing. We are Haag-Certified roofing inspectors and will inspect your roof for FREE to determine whether it was installed properly. This inspection will also determine if the roofing product is failing prematurely due to manufacturing problems. This will allow you to rely on the product warranty for repair or replacement. Go with Garrett.
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