Houses are typically designed to last a lifetime, and in several cases, many lifetimes. They exist to protect and defend us against the outside world. Many people buy a home with the intention of making it their home and safe refuge for many years, assuming there are no natural disasters such as earthquakes or fires. Which isn’t to say that no repairs would be needed along the road. In fact, ignoring home maintenance—whether it’s routinely handling wooden pieces, inspecting brickwork, or performing protection checks on gas pipes—can lead to a slew of costly problems. Do you want to learn more? Visit Bourdeau Contracting LLC
One of the most important things a homeowner may do to ensure that their house lasts a lifetime is to inspect the roof. If there are complications with the roof (which there would be; no roof lasts forever), it may continue to leak, causing moisture and mould problems that may spread across the home. A roof may last anywhere from 20 to 60 years, depending on the type of climate in which you operate and the material used to construct it; thus, you might want to inspect it for damage before hiring a roofing contractor.
The first phase of this process is a visual inspection for obvious signs of damage, such as damaged (or absent in extreme cases) tiles or shingles, weather-beaten shingles, or warped shingles. If you can enter the attic space, look for apparent signs of leakage—mold or other fungi can indicate that it’s time to call in the roofers.
The extent of the damage determines whether the roof is rebuilt or completely destroyed. Of course, simply making a repair is a far less expensive task, but you can seek advice from a roofing contractor; simply repairing a major problem can mean that further work is needed later. Repairing a complete roof can be expensive, depending on the type of material used and where you live (because the charges for roofers differ from state to state). You can estimate that repairing the whole roof on an average-sized house would cost at least $5000. The good news is that items like EPDM, a transparent rubber lining, may be coated with newly patched roofs, helping to protect the top of the structure and extending its life.
If you want to get the roof completely removed, the expense would be much higher. Keep in mind, though, that since new roofs are energy efficient, you will automatically save money on your monthly heating bills.