Eventually, your asphalt roofing will need to be replaced. You may be considering different costs of replacing your roof, which can be things like materials and disposal of your old shingles. There may also be some hidden costs in your roof replacement, such as replacing decking and repairing rotten wood. If you need to have your roof replaced, here are some of the extra costs that may be hidden beneath the shingles of your home:
1. Replacing Damaged Roof Decking And Light Repairs
The first thing that needs to be done when replacing a roof and tearing off the old shingles. When this is done, it is common to find problems with damaged roof decking. This is the wood that is beneath your shingles, on the rafters. This wood can have problems from leaks in the roof, insects and decay. These problems will need to be fixed when replacing your roof. Usually, light repairs will not have an extra cost, but if there is a lot of them, you can expect to pay more to have some of these problems addressed before you have new roofing installed on your home.
2. Leaks And Rotten Rafters And Wood Beneath The Decking
Leaks in your roof can sometimes go unnoticed. Even though you cannot see them, they may be causing damage to your home. These leaks can cause rot in rafters and other wood in the structure of your home. Before installing your new roofing, these problems will need to be fixed. If there is extensive damage to the rafters, you will have the extra costs of materials and labor to replace the rotten wood that needs to be repaired.
3. Poor Roof Designs And Water-Traps That Cause Leaks
Sometimes, architects have designs that look great on paper, but may not be very practical in real-world applications. This can be seen in roof designs where water-traps make homes prone to leaks. This is often where walls and different areas of a roof meet and cause problems with too much water going to one place. This happens when there are valleys or walls that meet and all the water runoff goes to one place. This causes more wear on the shingles and other materials like siding or brick. It can also be areas like chimneys that do not have any structure to shed water away from the walls. If you have these problems with the roof of your home, you can expect to include the costs of fixing these issues in your roof replacement budget.
These are some of the hidden costs that may be just beneath your old shingles. If you need to have your roof replaced, contact a professional roofing contractor and talk with them about some of the things that can be done to improve your roof. For more information, contact a business such as Standard Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.