Extending Roof Life

When considering roof leak repair in Portland, a good question to ask yourself is will you be saving any money by repairing the roof?

repair-roofing-img-1If your roof is getting older, and you feel it will need to roof replacement in the next few years, any amount of money that you spend to repair an old roof is money that is potentially being thrown away. You will not be able to save any of the material or labor costs that you are spending now to save the existing roof. By replacing from the gutter (the bottom) to the ridge, and from side to side, you are removing any doubt of the roof will be repaired properly, by eliminating the section where the roof problem is located. In that way, you’ll be getting a warranty, and later when you install the rest of the roof, you won’t have to replace that section is already replaced, and you won’t feel like you’re taking a risk by just doing a small repair. If the roof does not need to be replaced anytime soon, then it does make sense to go ahead and repair the roof.>

When repairing a roof in Portland, it’s important that care is taken so that the roof leak is not made worse by actually doing the roof repair. By pulling out nails, manipulating old tar paper, or by installing new nails into the old tar paper, it’s possible that your roof can get upset. Even walking on a roof can upset the tar paper, and make the roof leak. The only sure way to know that your roof has been properly repaired is to replace the entire leaking roof section.