Deciding to climb a ladder to repair my shingle roof is always my first thought, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Replacing a roof is not always an option because some years the money is just not there. Homeowners who are government workers need to be concerned about furloughs and it is hard to know if that nest egg is going to be needed for basic survival. Nevertheless, roofing leaks must be stopped. Repairing the roof becomes your only alternative to roof replacement. Even still, there are some things to consider before undertaking repair of your shingle roof. The safest and the smartest way are to call a few reputable companies for roof estimates. You want this done right because you usually discover leaks when the weather is bad, so you want this done right the first time. This is why it is advisable to use a reputable roofing contractor to repair problems properly. But there is certain information that you need to know in order for the contractor to help you best.
Determining the damage to your roof
The first step is to find out what is your exact situation. You will need to know if you have a warranty. The warranty will tell you who the shingle manufacturer is, and what kind of roof system is installed. If you do not have a warranty or you cannot find it, your roofing contractor can help you identify type of shingles and any other products specific to the job. An experienced roof installer can then tell you what can be repaired, and then give you a detailed roof estimate detailing what the replacement costs will probably be.
A trustworthy contractor is able to determine if the leak is really coming from the roof. Some leaks may be the result of problems with soffits, windows, plumbing or other sources that can appear to be the result of roof leaks. Once you are sure that these have all been eliminated as the source of a leak, your contractor will check the rest of the roof to find the leak locations. Once your contractor identifies the probable leak locations you can move on to the next step, and he can determine how the problem can be solved, and what repairs are needed.
Shingle roof replacement in the Triad area
If you have reason to believe that you need shingle roof repairs, make your first step a phone call. Triad Installations has been installing new roofs and repairing roofs in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and surrounding areas for over twenty years. Triad offers years of experience and a quality line of products to give you the best roof for your home. They enjoy high ratings with the Better Business Bureau, and are rated most trustworthy by their customers. Call them today for a free estimate and to learn why they are my choice to replace my shingle roof.