Slate shingles are considered to be an investment. However, many owners have the false idea that once these shingles are installed, they can be ignored and be expected to last for more than ten years. This is absolutely absurd. All roofs require regular upkeep. If you fail to inspect your roof on a regular basis, you could end up with holes on your roof, followed by expensive repairs. If this continues to be ignored, you’ll have to spend on even costlier roof replacement.
It’s possible and understandable to go through two years without any roof maintenance. However, if you start noticing several broken slate tiles, or when the tiles end up on your lawn instead on your roof, you are faced with a difficult decision. Should you go for roof replacement or repair?
Roof Replacement or Roof Repair?
The reason why roof replacement is usually stalled is because it’s not cheap. And so, if it’s not totally necessary, people opt to make repairs instead of a full-scale replacement. However, it’s knowing the difference between roof that requires repair, or the one that needs replacement that’s the key.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof
The first thing that will determine if your roof needs replacing is to check if there are any shingles that need replacing. A great way to determine this is through a knuckle test wherein you tap on multiple areas. If there are hallow sounds, this means that these shingles need replacement. Another indication of the need to replace your roof is if more than 20 percent of your slate shingles are either missing, broken, or did not pass the knuckle test. You could repair them, but you’ll end up paying more in the long run. The remaining slates will deteriorate and cause the other shingles to dislodge or be damaged.
If your roof is properly maintained, there are less chances of needing replacement. If it is time to replace your roof, always make sure to hire an experienced roofer. You absolutely do not want a beginner to work on a project as big as roof replacement. Do your research and get quality for every dollar spent.
Call your Stevens Point roofer today to roof repair or replacement.
I just wanted to drop a line about my second project i had oakwood exteriors do with tom dolittle doing the siding projects. Thank you very much,Tom Dolittle does amazing work and is very professional and very polite. I'm very picky n tom work is second to none. You can see his craftsmanship shine in his work. I hope tom is taking care of very well n his pay reflects that,he desevsers it. He is a very hardworking young man n we hope on our next project he'll be back.thank you also to Jordan for making the drive out here n not turning our project down even tho it was on the smaller side. The Jacobsons.Robert
We received an email and call to schedule the replacement of our roof and siding in March. They showed up on time and ready to work, and everyone was extremely professional. The whole process went very smoothly, with updates on things that had been discovered during the removal (we had some water damage that needed to be addressed). They did not just "paper over" the problems, and the repairs that they made were more than adequate to ensure that the problem spots would no longer be a problem. Some of the work was extensive, and had my wife and I worried that we would not have enough left in our budget to cover the repairs, but Jordan was very easy to talk to about this and helped to alleviate a lot of the fears of the unknown, as he explained it "he isn't there to hose, anyone". I cannot recommend Oakwood strongly enough. They explained the process, there were no "surprises", the quality was above and beyond, they were very thorough cleaning up, and the final price (even with the repairs) was in line with our estimate. My wife and I (and all of our neighbors) were very happy with the final product.Jason Carew
I just had a new roof installed on my home and it was done in just two days. The contractor was on time both days very clean and organized they covered my windows to prevent any damage from anything from the roof falling. Jordan took pictures as the job progressed to let me know what he had to fix no surprises no extra fees. I can't say enough good things about how lucky I was to find this company for my home. I highly recommend Oakwood Exteriors for your job it's worth the wait they book up fast you won't be disappointed quality company.Andrew Harvey