Roof Replacement in Ohio
If your roof has extensive damage and repairing the roof has been ruled out, your two options would be re-roofing (installing a new roof over the old one) or complete replacement (removing the old roof and installing a new one). Of the two options, re-roofing is the least expensive, but not always the most cost-effective. If your existing roof has one layer and the roof deck is in good shape, re-roofing may be an option. If your roof has two layers, it should be replaced in most cases and probably required in most areas.
While professional repairs can extend the life of your roofing system, your roof will reach a point where it can no longer be fixed. Trying to replace shingles on an asphalt roof over 25 years old is just costing you money that could be put towards a full replacement.
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REASONS YOU MIGHT NEED A NEW ROOF
Storm damage to roofing can manifest in many ways. Wind storms can tear shingling away, leaving bare patches that must be re-roofed. High winds can throw large debris like heavy branches, or even complete trees, across roofs. Hail damage may sometimes appear to be just a few dimples in your shingling. But heavy hail can crack the underlying sheathing, punch holes through the shingles, shatter skylights, damage vents and more. The kind of damage storms can cause to the “bones” of a roof, its basic structure, should not be underestimated. A good roof inspection after a major storm is the best way to learn exactly what your roof may need, helping you prevent far more costly repairs down the road.
PREMATURE AGING OF A ROOF
A well-maintained roof of asphalt shingling will last between fifteen and twenty-five years. But storm damage, ice dams, molds or moss expansion can drastically shorten the lifespan of your roof. Telltale signs of these problems are much the same as those that indicate your roof has reached the end of its natural life. If your roof shows any of these indicators, no matter its age, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected. No doing so risks more severe trouble down the road like rotted roof framing or severe leaking that may irreparably harm your home and belongings.
INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE
Some homeowners replace existing roofs to boost curb appeal or the house’s resale value. Even though a roof may be a few years shy of its expected lifespan, it is sometimes replaced with a new, upgraded roof in preparation for going back on the market. A new roof installation can brighten and update an older house. A new roof has the added advantage of attracting more prospective home buyers, since the new homeowner will not need to consider roof replacement or worry about common roofing issues for long while.
A BIG REMODELING PROJECT
Is a new addition to your home in your future? Are you thinking of adding dormers to enhance your roof’s profile, or skylights to brighten the interior? Major remodeling involves a change to the roofline and new roof installation. Often, however, the old roof and the new don’t look good together. When this is the case, the homeowner often elects to go with a full roof replacement.
If you’re considering a new roof, don’t leave the job to just any replacement roofers! For a beautiful, durable, and value-adding investment into your home, put yourself in the expert hands of Chappelle Roofing. We’re family-owned and customer-focused, and we’ve earned a reputation for careful attention to detail and above-and-beyond results.