Regardless of if your home just faced-off with a windstorm, was defeated by a fallen tree, or damaged by hail, it is hard to justify complete roof replacement if just part of it is affected. If you are in this situation, you may wonder – is it possible to replace just a part of your roof?
This is a good question and it is one that depends on the expanse and level of damage that has occurred. Take a look at several possible situations here.
Replacing Just a Few Shingles
If your roof lost just a few shingles after a storm passed through, you probably don’t have too much to worry about. However, it is still a good idea to have someone take a look at it sooner than later.
When a roofer comes out to take a look at the damage, they will be able to let you know the amount of damage present to the decking or underlayment of the roof. If the underlayment and damage are still in good shape, the roofer can replace shingles where they are missing. This is why it is so important for you to speak with your roofer. As more time passes without repair for the missing shingles, the more issues that may occur with the roof’s underlayment. Once this part of the roof is damaged, the cost and work needed to replace or repair it is much more extensive.
It’s also important to note that it is challenging to match the shade and color of a roof when patching the shingles – especially if your home’s roof is over a few years old. You may be able to see the patched shingles, but if they help to extend your roof’s life by 10 to 15 more years, a small patched area isn’t that big of a deal.
Patching Areas of Your Roof that Are Damaged
What happens if rather than losing just a few shingles, you have serious damage concentrated to just a few smaller areas. If the damage on your roof covers less than half of it, you may wonder if patching the damage is possible.
It’s best to speak with a roofing professional. What may look like just a small patch job on the outside may be more serious after your roofer examines it more closely. The roofer your hire will look to find out if there is any water damage to the roof’s underlayment or if it is seeping into your home’s attic.
If there’s no extensive water damage present, it may be possible to have the roof patched. While this is true, it’s important to remember that it is hard to match the existing color of your roof, especially if your current shingles have already been worn.
The best way to decide what roofing repair option is best for you is to work with your local roofing professional. By doing this, you can feel confident in the decision you ultimately make for your roof and ensure the repairs made will restore the integrity of your home’s roof. For further questions or help with your roof contact Pyramid Roofing today!