All Roofing Services also specialise in roof repairs. They can be very simple, extremely difficult or anywhere in between. They can be very successful and sometimes a complete waste of time and money.
You would think that repairs would generally be easier than installing a new roof – well sometimes they are – but often they can be very tricky indeed. Most are temporary in nature but they can be done properly.
The first step in fixing a leak is to find out exactly what is causing the leak. Finding this can sometimes take longer than doing the actual repair! Basically, if the roofing contractor is not totally sure he found the cause – he probably didn’t and any work that was done was done in vain. Julian Dirou (ARS owner) has developed an exact process for finding and fixing leaks which is being turned into a manual for homeowners and contractors. (Please enquire for a draft copy)
Finding the exact cause of the leak cannot be understated in importance. But doing the repairs properly is also very important. Non-standard repairs such as waterproofing materials or loads of sealant on metal roofs is a bad idea and can often end up making the problem worse or create a new problem. Sealants have their place, but the average roof repair man or handyman will tend to go overboard so it is important to get someone who knows what they are doing.
The other thing to consider is cost. Yes, a roof repair will generally be cheaper than a roof replacement or but why not get a quote for both. You may find that a roof replacement or re-roofing is only the cost of a few repairs – and given that most repairs only last a few years, and a new roof will actually add value to your home, it may be worth just changing the whole thing and never worrying when it rains anymore.
If you are wondering whether you should replace your roof, repair your roof or restore your roof you should call All Roofing Services. As we specialise in all these services we can give you an honest opinion as to what your best course of action will be – and the consultation is free. So call now. If you can’t get through – leave a message and someone will call you back.