The best way to minimize short and long term costs when it comes to your church roof is to understand how important your roof is, how easy it is to care for, and what you can do to ensure it lasts as long as possible.
Leaky Church Roof
If your church roof is leaking and you’re not sure what to do the first thing you should do is call an experienced and professional roofing company like WaterTight Roofing. WaterTight Roofing will assess your roof, reveal its problem areas, and provide you with options to repair it. Depending on the extent of your roof’s issues you may have to decide whether to shingle over a problem area, remove it and re-shingle, or replace the roof altogether. Clearly each option has different associated costs, which is why WaterTight Roofing provides free estimates on all projected work.
Whether your church roof has been damaged by wind, rain, sun, hail, trees, or any other unexpected occurrence replacing an area of damaged shingles is one of the most cost effective solutions.
Torn or damaged shingles can be easily removed and replaced with new ones at a minimal cost. The only downside is that if your roof is fairly old you may have a hard time matching the coloring to the existing shingles, but that’s a small aesthetic price to pay for saving money.
If your church roof has sustained significant damage to just one side then fixing just that side of the roof is another option. In the short term, this solution will cost many thousands of dollars less than redoing the entire roof. It will also be easier to blend in the new roof color with the existing one.
Get a New Church Roof
If you’ve noticed that part of your roof is damaged or wearing out, but the rest is still in good condition you need to weigh your options for short term and long term solutions. If only part of your roof needs replacing it may actually be more cost effective in the long term to replace the entire roof. In order to replace half of your church roof the roofing company will already have the scaffolding set up and the crew and materials onsite. The additional cost to have them return and set everything up again can be a waste of time and money. You may also get a better price on a larger amount of shingles if you decide to redo the entire roof.
When to Replace Your Church Roof
There are a number of things to take into consideration when you’re deciding whether to re-shingle your church’s roof or not:
- The wear and tear of the shingles.
- The climate in the area.
- The church’s susceptibility to future damage.
- The age of the existing roof.
If you’re unsure about whether or not to repair or redo your entire church roof the best thing you can do is talk to a professional roofer at a company like WaterTight Roofing. With many years of experience and expertise in church roofs, residential roofs, and commercial roofs, WaterTight Roofing is your best choice for roofing advice, maintenance, and replacement. Call 888-809-9976 for more information.