Having a solid roof over your head can be reassuring, but you probably won’t think too much about it unless it needs roof repair and maintenance. But when it’s finally time to get your roof fully replaced, you should consider each aspect of the roofing project. You should also prepare yourself for the overall cost of the replacement job, as it often goes beyond the initial material and labor fees.
It helps to be on the lookout for signs that indicate additional costs for your roof replacement. These include the following:
Hidden Water Traps
A water trap is caused by poor roof design and is often hard to detect until a full tear-off takes place during roof replacement. Water traps are areas that are most susceptible to leaks caused by runoff areas that direct too much water to a single place. If this problem isn’t properly addressed, it will lead to premature deterioration of the shingles and siding near the affected area. Mitigating and repairing the damage caused by a water trap in your old roof can add to the total cost of your roof replacement project.
Damage to the Roof’s Inner Structure
If your inner roofing structure is undamaged, then your replacement project would consist mostly of tearing off the old material and placing new materials over the existing frame. However, it’s not surprising for roof replacement companies to find sagging or other types of damage within the inner structure. This can be caused by hidden moisture leaks, pest infestation or even excess weight from having multiple shingle layers installed. If this is the case, the entire frame must also be replaced to eliminate any risk of collapse later on.
Rotten Plywood and Other Leaks
When you find rotten plywood right underneath your old shingles, this is mainly caused by faulty installation or gradual weather deterioration that allowed water to seep in. This is almost typical for any old roof, but the plywood must be replaced before installing new materials, so expect to pay additional costs for your overall roofing project.
As one of the most trusted asphalt roofing contractors in the area, Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing is your best choice for the job. Call us at (512) 550-0000 or (210) 906-0046 and we can discuss your needs and preferences for your new roof. You can also fill out our online contact form.