Your roof is one of the most important structural components of your home, and its condition is important for more than just aesthetic appeal. When and if you want to sell your home, it is arguably your most valuable asset that contributes to the value of your home. Keeping your roof in good repair and replacing it before the end of its estimated life expectancy is part of the necessary overall maintenance that goes with home ownership.
Roofing Materials Used
Most homeowners in the Columbia, SC area probably have asphalt composition shingles for their roofing material. It is the most common roofing material used today because it’s readily available and affordable. One of the great things about asphalt shingles today is that they are available in a variety of colors and textures, so you can choose shingles that look like wood shake, slate, or regular asphalt.
Dealing With Different Levels of Roof Repair
When you live in a place that is prone to weather uncertainties throughout the year, you need to prepare yourself for the possibility of losing a roof shingle or having one tear from time to time. Fortunately, this is a simple repair. However, more extreme weather conditions, such as the thunderstorms and hurricanes we experience during summer, can lead to more extensive roof damage. In those cases, you may need to re-roof most - if not all - of your roof to correct the problem. We'll work closely with you to come up with a solution that is cost-efficient and solves your problem the first time.
Important Things to Consider Before Deciding between Re-Roofing or Full Roof Replacement
If you have more significant damage, you may need to repair a larger section of the roof. We can explain your options in a way that will help you see the greater picture. You can count on our experienced roofing staff to help you make a decision based on what is best for your home and what makes the most sense for you financially.
Re-roofing often makes more sense for a variety of reasons, especially if:
- The roof deck is in disrepair.
- The roof is in bad condition.
- You or previous homeowners have already put two layers of shingles on the roof.
- You have a lot of mismatched shingles that are unattractive.
The lifespan of a roof that has multiple layers of shingles is only about three-fourths as long as that of a new roof. When you re-roof your home with an entirely new roof, you can add a protective water-and-ice-shield membrane along the eaves to prevent water build-up or ice dams from forming in unseasonably cold weather.
A new roof is an expensive investment, but it will last for 20 years or more. The money you spend on replacing your roof will wind up costing you much less than you’d spend on constant patching and repair work.
Don’t sacrifice the comfort and safety of your home by neglecting your roof. Call us at 803-695-2748 to schedule an appointment for a roof evaluation and to discuss your re-roofing options. Our experienced team of licensed and bonded roofers look forward to working with you to repair your home.