Roof Repair Services is essential for keeping your home and family safe. Unfortunately, it’s often expensive as well. The exact cost depends on the type of repair, material and other factors like how big the area is and what kind of roof structure you have.
A common roofing repair is a shingle replacement or patch. Depending on the size of your roof and the number of shingles replaced, it can range from $400-$2,000 for a typical single-story ranch or two-story house.
Repairing ridge capping, or the triangular tiles that sit at the top of your roof, is also fairly costly. These are prone to damage and can require caulking or replacing entirely with new tiles and bedding (the cement mortar that holds the tiles in place). This costs $250-$750. Repairing eaves, or the junctions where your roof meets your walls, is also a fairly expensive repair. These areas are engineered to support your roof and make it weather resistant, so they’re a complicated part of the structure. Eaves repairs can cost $1,500-$1,700.
The fascia is the long wooden board that protects the lower edges of your roof and can be affected by water damage, animal infestation, mold growth and cracks and holes. Replacing the fascia typically costs $3-$15 per foot, depending on the amount of work required and the material.
It’s worth mentioning that preventive measures are a great way to keep your repair bill down. Regular inspections, prompt attention to minor problems and routine maintenance can greatly reduce your risk of an emergency. If you’re a homeowner in a storm-prone region, it’s a good idea to check your insurance policy for specifics on coverage for sudden damage due to an “act of nature.”
Whether you have shingles, shakes or another kind of natural roofing material, you’ll likely need a wood treatment at some point. Cedar and poplar are the most common materials for shakes, which have a more rustic appearance than shingles and can last up to 30 years with proper care. They are more expensive than other kinds of shingles, however, and can be damaged by moisture.
Leaking roofs are the most common and costly problem, and it’s often a sign of more extensive issues with your roof. These leaks can be very dangerous for your home’s structure and contents, allowing water, heat and humidity to seep into interior walls, ceilings and even your basement. This can cause mold, which is expensive and difficult to remove.
The best way to control your roof repair costs is through preventive maintenance and routine inspections. Then, when serious damage does occur, you can rest assured that PJ Fitzpatrick will be there to fix it fast and right the first time.