[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the biggest and most expensive repairs a homeowner can face involves the roof of their home. It’s essential to have a structure that keeps the interior of the home safe from the elements. When the roof gets compromised, there are a lot of problems that can occur and grow including water damage and mold.
What Factors Go Into Roof Repair Costs?
There are several factors that go into how much it will cost to repair your roof. Slight damage may require less money to repair, however, significant damage to a higher-end roof will be far more expensive.
Type of Roofing Material
Roofing comes in several different types of materials from the common asphalt shingle to high-end slate roofing. Any type of expensive material is going to drive up the cost to repair, especially if there are less professionals who are equipped to work with that material.
Roof Slope and Design
A roof that is more complex gives more of a challenge when being repaired and it may take more time or certain, specialized materials that drive up the cost. Roofs with steeper slopes also require more safety equipment and potentially more time to repair.
Signs it’s Time For a Repair
Having your roof inspected for damage by a professional is the easiest way to tell if it requires repair, however, there are other indicators of damage you can look for too. They range from subtle to obvious and include:
- Missing or cracked shingles or other roofing components
- Discoloration, rotting, or mold on the roof
- Wet spots on the ceiling
- Recent weather events that were major or harsh, such as high winds, snow, excessive rain
Because it can be difficult to tell, it really is bes to have a professional check your roof out and tell you if it requires attention.