Between offering safety from the elements, such as rain and snow, or improving the structural integrity of a home, a roof effects the quality of a home. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to choose to hire commercial contractors to perform roof repair or replacement for any number of reasons. And with the roof contracting industry raking in $46 billion in revenue every year in the United States, people don’t appear to be taking any chances.
Likely the most prevalent reason for repairs is the existence of holes and leaks. Unfortunately, it usually takes homeowners some time to realize their roof needs repairs due to the fact that there is usually a substantial amount of space between the top of the house and the ceilings of the rooms inside. Once the owner finally does notice there is a problem from either water damage, cool and drafty temperatures, or even critters finding their way in, the damage could be extensive and costly.
The roof repair required to fix these problems can be effective, but repairing the remaining damage throughout the house may not be so simple. In an attempt to prevent these problems, homeowners can opt for complete roof replacements before these damages occur.
Finding a suitable commercial construction company to do the job can be important and even save money down the road. One of the quicker and easier methods that some companies may choose to use is to install new roof over existing roofs, potentially cutting the life expectancy by as much as 20%. Higher quality contractors will put in the extra work to remove the old worn out material before installing a roof replacement.
One extra measure that is a notable indication of quality craftsmanship is the use of fiber cement. When installed at least two inches above roofs, this cement can greatly reduce water absorption, in-turn reducing the chances of water damage. Taking the time to find a quality contractor for roof repair and replacement can save you from costly damages in the future.