Cost of Roof Repair
Roof Repair Costs in Metro Atlanta and Nearby Atlanta, Fayetteville
Specializing in roof leak repair, shingle repair and other roofing services
One thing that most people know about roof repairs is that they shouldn’t be delayed. A roof problem isn’t going to go away. It will probably get worse, and if leaks are involved (which is usually the case), other parts of the house also may suffer damage.
While roof repairs may be costly, having some basic knowledge about the cost of roof repairs is a good idea before contacting a roofing contractor or considering doing the repair work yourself. Knowing what kinds of materials are available, the pitch of the roof and the current condition of your roof help you make an informed decision on how best to proceed.
If and when you do decide to contact a professional for help, our team of experts at PGRS: Professional Grade Roofing + Siding is standing by and ready to help. We understand the importance of choosing the right roofing services and the best roofer for the job.
When you choose us as your roofing contractor, you can be sure that you’ll get a thorough inspection of your current roofing system, as well as a fair cost estimate for any suggested roof repairs. If repairs aren’t enough and you end up needing a roof replacement, we handle that too!
What to do before repairing roof damage
If your roof is damaged for any reason, photographing the damage right away is smart. This documentation is important if, for example, the damage resulted from a tree that isn’t on your property. Roof repair costs vary greatly depending on the type of roofing and the extent of the damage.
Replacing missing or broken shingles costs much less than if roof sheathing and underlayment also require replacement. The more expensive the roof materials, the more expensive the repair. For example, you can expect to pay more to repair a wood shingle or slate roof than you would to repair an asphalt shingle roof. In general, steeper roofs tend to be more difficult to repair, and thus more expensive.
Roof repair vs. roof replacement
Wondering about the cost of repair vs. the average roof replacement cost? We offer free repair quotes as well as estimates for potential roof replacement cost, including shingle roof cost and metal roof cost, so you make an informed decision.
“I’m not sure whether to go ahead with roof repairs or simply to replace my roof. What should I do?” That’s a good question, and a very common one. Spot repairs are certainly a good short-term solution, but at a certain point, replacing the roof makes more sense than continuing to spend money on roof repairs. Here are some factors to help you decide whether to replace your roof or continue with spot repairs.
- Evaluate the overall condition of the roof.A roof with a shallow pitch and major solar exposure weathers faster than a steep-pitched roof that stays shaded from the sun. Depending on the design and orientation of your home’s roof, one part may wear out faster than another. If your roofing is in good condition in some areas but not in others, you can save money by replacing only the worn areas.
- Check your roof sheathing.If you see the roof sheathing from inside your attic, going up to the roof to check out its condition is worthwhile. Sometimes roof shingles in fair-to-good condition hide rotted roof sheathing that is ready to give way the next time someone walks on the roof. If more than a quarter of your roof sheathing is damaged by mold or rot, roof replacement is the smarter option. Replacing rotted sheathing is essential prior to installing the new roofing.
- Step down from a high-end roof.Many homeowners choose to replace expensive roofs finished with slate or tile with less-expensive asphalt shingles. Making this switch eliminates pricey repair work on expensive roofing in the future.
Make sure you choose the right roofing contractor for the job
Repairing a roof is a complex process that varies in difficulty and price. A properly installed roof should last 15-20 years, but factors such as climate, ventilation and installation significantly impact the life of your roof.
Over time, you may experience common roofing problems like missing shingles, algae growth, buckling and blistering, or roof leaks. However, you don’t necessarily need a full roof replacement simply because your roof is showing signs of problems.
The experts at PGRS: Professional Grade Roofing + Siding will inspect your roof and determine whether you need a new roof or if roof repairs and maintenance will fix your issues. We are Metro Atlanta’s trusted full-service roofing contractor, specializing in a variety of roofing services to fit your needs and budget.
Contact us for a free estimate for roof repair in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Atlanta, as well as in Newnan, Brooks, Peachtree Corners, Moreland, Smyrna, Tyrone, Grantville and throughout Georgia.