Roofing repairs a 50% to 80% return on investment

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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Home improvements increase your home enjoyment, but they also affect your home’s value.

Function – Recognize a quality roof is vital to protect your home against all weathers, to draw water away from your home’s structure and help to reduce energy costs

Repair – Maintain your roof and replace damaged flashing and shingles or individual sections of metal roofing, repairing shallow surface corrosion by priming and painting

Replace – Choose replacement where there is widespread damage and deterioration, keeping in mind multiple, costly repairs can quickly outstrip replacement costs

Structure – Repair your roof’s structure if visibly sags or if expert inspection reveals structural issues as these can continue to escalate into severe structural damage

Materials – Select durable, high quality roofing materials appropriate to your home’s style and sufficiently lightweight enough for your roof’s structure to support

Flashing – Ensure a quality flashing material is properly installed and caulked, and inspect it regularly as this is the most common source of leaks

Insulate – Take the opportunity to increase attic insulation and seal air leaks between the living space and the attic to improve the roof’s life span and performance

Ventilate – Increase attic ventilation, where required, to prevent rot and improve longevity and energy efficiency, venting exhaust outside, not into the attic

Installation – Hire a reputable roofer as your roof, regardless of the quality of materials used, will only preform as good as the professional who installed it

Maintain – Clear your roof of debris and preform a twice annual inspection to make repairs, eradicate moss and mould, remove rust and keep the eaves and drains clear

Article Courtesy of Royal LePage

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