One of the most important parts of your home that tends to get overlooked is your roof. While it might be out of sight, it’s your home’s first line of defense against bad weather. When you initially notice a leak coming from your roof, it’s imperative to get it looked at right away.

It All Starts With an Inspection

One of the first questions that every homeowner has about repairing their roof is how long it’s going to take. In some cases, getting your roof repaired can be an inconvenience for your time and budget. However, to make the process as smooth as possible, it can be helpful to get an estimated repair time frame from your chosen roofing professional.

They’ll take the time to start with an inspection of your roof. They’ll assess the area that the leak is coming from and determine what components of your roof need to be replaced. Your roofing professional should also assess the other parts of your roof to determine if any other issues are beginning to develop. For example, if your shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan, it’s not uncommon for one leak to lead to another and another. Getting a total roof replacement would be in your best interest to save time and money.

The Size of the Issue

A big factor that’s going to play a role in how long it takes to patch up your leaky roof is the size of the troubled area. It’s going to be a lot quicker for your roofer to replace missing shingles that flew off your roof as compared to replacing the entire roof. It’s also going to be a lot quicker to put on some new shingles than it would be to have to tear up the entire underlayment to replace it and then re-shingle the roof.

If the leak has developed near your chimney or a ventilation pipe, your roofer may need to repair flashing and/or pipe boots to ensure the issue doesn’t happen again. When you first bring in your roofing professional, they should be able to assess the entire problem area and provide you with an estimated time frame for repairing the issue.

The Availability of Parts

Another factor that’s going to play a role in the amount of time it takes your roofer to fix your roof is the availability of parts. For example, if you live in the eastern United States, it can be more difficult to get clay tiles than in the western part of the country. This is simply because shingle and metal roof construction are more common in the eastern U.S. than clay tile. More extravagant roofing materials, like copper, typically have to be specially ordered and will take longer to obtain than regular shingle tiles.

The Weather

The weather is also going to play a role in how quickly you can get your leaky roof replaced. If there’s a nasty storm on it’s way, for example, your roofing professional is not going to be able to work. The weather outside needs to be safe so that your roofer remains safe while repairing your roof and your home’s structure remains protected.

Consider Annual Inspections

One of the best things you can do as a homeowner to preserve the integrity of your roof is to get an annual inspection by a licensed roofing professional. During this inspection, they can assess the state of your roof, identify any problems that need to be addressed while they’re small and estimate the remaining lifespan of your roof. This will give you the advantage of addressing problems while they’re small before they turn into major, costlier issues. Additionally, you can prepare your budget for getting a roof repaired on your schedule. No one likes to be blindsided by an entire roof replacement bill.

Let the Pros Handle It

Roofing & Construction Solutions is here when you need help with your roof in Winter Park and the surrounding areas. We can also assist with all your construction, addition, storm damage, gutter repair and solar service needs. Call our office today to get one of our experienced roofers on the way to your home for a roof inspection.

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