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How Much Should My Roof Repairs Cost

How Much Should My Roof Repairs Cost?

August 11, 2017 Roof Inspection, Roof Repair Cost

When a customer has a concern about their roof, often they put off making a call to a professional roofing company for an inspection because they are afraid of how much the roof repairs will cost.

Procrastinating your home’s roof repairs is a mistake. First and foremost, all inspections and estimates from Broadway Roofing are free. Second, the earlier a roof leak is detected, the less expensive it will be. If a roofing problem is ignored and allowed to worsen, it could result in your home needing a complete roof replacement instead of a simple repair.

A Few Factors That Will Determine Roof Repair Costs

The type of roof you have will be a big factor in repairs. Do you have a flat roof or a sloped roof? If it is sloped, is it a high or low pitch? How many valleys are there? Do you have a chimney or skylights?

The next important factor to consider is, what type of roofing material do you have? The least expensive roofing material is asphalt shingles. If you have architectural shingles, those are slightly more expensive. Tile roofs, slate roofs, cedar shake shingles and other less common roof materials are all more expensive than asphalt.

The town or city you live may have an effect on roof repairs as well. Broadway Roofing will need to pull permits for repairs in some communities. Permits vary in cost. Some cities have a flat rate permit, while others base the permit cost on the size of the home, or size of roof repair being done.

The size and type of repair are the biggest factors in cost of roof repair. Broadway Roofing determines the price by square footage of the roof repair. The materials needed are generally sold by the square foot, so even if you need a 6-sq. ft. repair, you will be charged for 10 sq. ft. of materials. Any leftover materials, will be yours to keep for future needs.

Sometimes, there is hidden damage. This is damage that cannot be seen until our roofer remove shingles and inspects the decking underneath. If there is water damage, additional costs will likely be incurred.

Another factor of cost to be considered is any rooftop elements, for example a chimney, skylight, venting or custom roof items. These items may need to be replaced and even if they don’t need to be replaced, the roofer may need to work around them. This increases the labor costs. Flashing or roof cement around these items may be damaged and require repair as well.

Homeowners Insurance for Roof Repairs

Lastly, if you are using homeowners insurance for repairs, remember that most homeowners have a deductible to pay before insurance payments apply.

Roof Repair Home Inspection & Estimate

Be sure that when you get estimates for roof repair or roof replacement, you choose a roofing company with the expertise to do a thorough inspection and a quality roof repair. Broadway Roofing is that company.

If you need a roof repair or replacement, contact Broadway Roofing for your free roof inspection and estimate.

What Do I Do If My Roof is Damaged from A Storm

What Do I Do If My Roof is Damaged from A Storm?

August 2, 2017 Roof Inspection, Storm Damage Roof Repair

The area of North Texas sits at the low end of Tornado Alley; therefore, it is known to get many severe thunderstorms, high winds, hail, and some tornadoes every year. High winds and hail can do a lot of damage to a roof. After a strong storm, there are a few things that should be done to be sure you do not have roof damage.

What Kind of Roof Damage Can Wind or Hail Cause?

Wind and hail can cause different types of damage. Hail causes impact damage to roofs, and the bigger the hail, the more likely the roof will have damage.

Hail damage has a random pattern, causing holes, loss of granulation, cracks and breaks in tile, slate or wood roof — and the older the roof, the more likely there will be damage.

Wind damage is different. Wind will pick up the corners or perimeters of the roof, exposing the roofing felt or roof decking to rain. Sometimes it will occur throughout a storm or a little at a time, storm after storm until you notice with a leak or it blows completely off the roof. The other risk during high winds is flying debris and tree branches. Glass, sticks, etc., can blow across your roof causing scratches and gouges in the roof that may need to be repaired. Tree branches that fall onto your roof can puncture the roofing materials, or worse, the whole roof.

It is best to take care of roof damage immediately as it occurs. A roof repair is much less expensive than a roof replacement.

Perform Your Own Visual Roof Inspection

It’s a good idea to take a look at your roof after a strong storm to see if you spot any issues. It usually is not recommended that you get onto your roof; leave that to the professionals.

When you conduct a visual inspection of your roof, keep an eye out for a few things:

  • Loss of granulation
  • Broken, damaged, curling or missing shingles
  • Mold, decay or splitting of wood shake shingles
  • Cracks, tears, blisters or wrinkles on flat roofs
  • Crumbling of roofing cement – damage to flashing
  • Decay, rust, bad seams, bent or sagging gutters
  • Damage at chimney, skylights or vents

An indoor inspection is a good idea also. When inspecting the interior of your home, check for:

  • Moisture marks in ceilings of gray, yellow or brown spots
  • Peeling or bubbling paint
  • Soft, wet plaster
  • Attic moisture, including damp rafters and/or moist insulation
  • Attic rafter gaps where sunlight is getting through

Also, keep an eye on your energy costs. If you notice your cooling or heating costs increasing after a strong storm, it could mean than your heating or cooling is escaping through your roof.

How About a Professional Roof Inspection?

It is not a good idea to climb up onto your roof. If you suspect you have wind or hail damage or even if you just want it checked just in case, it is a good idea to give a professional roofer a call.  Broadway Roofing has an industry-leading 17-point roof inspection process that is thorough and will reveal any problems…even the little ones.  It is always best to catch roof leaks when they are small so that the problem can be remedied early.  Our 17-point inspection will find any problems, big or small. This inspection includes:

  • Checking for proper shingle overhangs at gutters and eves.
  • Measure for and calculate for proper attic ventilation
  • Inspect attic intake vents for blockage
  • Interior attic inspection for moisture or dry rot
  • Inspect attic insulation for proper R-valve
  • Inspect all storm collars at pipes for proper seal
  • Inspect all valleys for cracks and deterioration
  • Inspect roof for missing shingle granules
  • Check gutter and downspouts for blockage
  • Inspect fasten method used from original installation
  • Inspect flashing at all walls
  • Check for loose shingles
  • Inspect seals on shingles to help prevent wind damage
  • Inspect all pipe flashings for cracks
  • Inspect all attic vents for holes or cracks or deterioration
  • Inspect all rubber boots at top of pipes for dry rot
  • Check to see if shingles are curled, brittle or deteriorated

This process is what makes Broadway Roofing a leader in the roofing business in North Texas.

If you suspect storm damage to your roof, contact Broadway Roofing for your roof inspection.