Replacing the roof is a complex and tedious task; for some reason, it is not necessary. Even at the design stage, it is much more profitable to plan the use of materials with the longest possible life, such as metal or ceramic tiles. So, when is the roof replacement required? Before answering this question, you need to decide – why change it? Let’s consider the reasons for this decision and the best way to proceed in each case.
Dislike- It’s a very strange choice in our reality, but it’s certainly possible. It also includes situations where the roofs have been covered with cheaper materials, which are expected to be replaced with better paint in a few years If you want one pattern with the denominator.
In all these everyday situations, the old roof works perfectly – and that’s important! The amount of work during the replacement is minimal. You just need to carefully peel off the old coating without damaging the waterproof layer and apply the new coating. It is very convenient to do this in hot, dry weather.
Tired of fighting leaks- Roof replacement is an extreme procedure and is often identified when spot repairs are needed, and the problem persists. The scope of work here is more serious – it is often necessary to dismantle and change the finish coating and the waterproofing and insulation layer (if the roof is insulated). Frequent leaks indicate a systemic defect in the waterproofing. Maybe the installation was done against the technology. Insulation must be changed because it loses much of its functionality when wet, and many types of insulation do not fully regain their properties even after complete drying.
After repeated repairs, even if the leak can be located and removed in time, it may be necessary to replace the roof for aesthetic reasons. It is actually not always possible to choose a completely identical ceiling. The desired shade of material may already be off, and the paint may fade unevenly, resulting in ” spots ” appearing on the surface. This simplified version allows replacing only the top roofing material without touching the deeper layers of the “pie.”
Damage to the roof due to natural disasters- In this case, you cannot choose the right time. The ceiling must be treated immediately. The main thing is not to panic and “keep your head down” to assess what happened. Even something that looks scary at first may need fixing.
Sagged roof- This is truly a disaster. Also, replacing the roof does not always improve the situation. Roof sagging is a sign of serious structural problems throughout the building. The reason can lie both in the rafter system and the foundation or wall, so it is worth having a professional examination before doing anything.
Deflection of roof slopes- If the problem lay in the design of the rafters, then the roof construction had to start over.
Roof replacement is an unnecessarily complicated and painstaking task. Think about your roof as soon as possible. The question of replacing the roof is decided by you but by your grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.