Your roof protects your home, your possessions and your family. A new roof will typically last at least 20 years; but how can you stretch your lifespan? According to HomeAdvisor, the typical range for roof replacement costs is between $5,100 and $10,000, but can go as high as $30,000. Not only will you need new shingles, additional items like nails, ventilation, flashing and labor are all parts of the roof replacement cost. Complex roof designs can complicate and increase the price of a new roof as well. Skylights are difficult to work around, so roofers will charge more to accommodate those types of features.
With the stakes so high, homeowners should take every opportunity to maintain their existing investment. Repairing roofs is not only tricky, but it can also be dangerous. In most cases, it’s best not to fix the problem yourself. Instead, call Decor Construction to investigate, accurately quote, and repair your roof. Some common repairs in the Tulsa area are:
Flashing seals up cracks around your roof’s openings to prevent water from seeping in. Roofer use roof flashing like galvanized steel or zinc alloy to direct water away from chimneys, walls, dormers, and other areas where the roof meets a vertical plane. Unfortunately, some contractors may miss sealing a spot, causing the flashing to curl up and let water in. Have the Decor Construction team inspect your roof flashing and make any needed repairs.
If you don’t regularly clean gutters, debris can clog up drains and prevent water from smoothly flowing. Water then floods over the gutters, which can result in roof rotting. And in the worse possible scenario, gutters can cave in due to the weight, necessitating immediate repairs.
Prevention involves 1) routinely checking your gutters for debris, 2) Installing screens on the gutter openings and 3) repairing bent/broken areas.
Excessive heat from poorly ventilated and overheated roofs can cause shingles to blister. Moreover, when air cannot flow properly, humid conditions encourage the growth of mildew and mold. Rotting wooden parts of the roof, like the fascia and the rafters, can lead to instability and occasionally to pest infestation.
Poor attic ventilation causes your roof to get too hot. Over time, hot roofs can develop cracks, blisters, and ridges. Built-up roofs are roofs made of several layers that cover a relatively flat surface, and are particularly susceptible to cracking and blistering.
Too much cold weather also ages a roof. When roofing material shrinks, it can deteriorate, crack, and the pull apart of critical components like flashing. Shrinkage affects all roofs, particularly those covered with EPDM (a synthetic rubber membrane).
Not only can trees damage the roof when they crash during a storm, even branches rubbing against your roof can scratch the surface and wear down the top layer. While you love your trees, make sure you protect the integrity of the roof.
Protect your roof. If you need a thorough inspection, routine maintenance, or emergency roof repair, rely on Decor Construction for your residential and commercial roofing needs. For more than 30 years, Decor Construction has been a leading provider of roofing services throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. A local, family-owned, licensed general contractor has years of experience with residential remodels, multi-family construction, and reconstruction services.
Decor Construction offers a single point of contact, leading to greater accountability and consistent roofing services and eliminates the need to maintain multiple contractor relationships.