Putting off roof repair or replacement usually means replacing more than just a few shingles, or even installing all new shingles. Older roofs often have underlying issues like moisture leaking underneath the shingles. When this occurs, it is important to replace the rotted or moisture filled wood underneath the shingles. Failure to replace bad wood will result in a roof that continues to have moisture issues, even if it is covered with a layer of beautiful new shingles.
When you hire a roofing company, make sure that they do a thorough roof inspection. This involves accessing the attic to inspect the interior of the roof as well as the exterior. Checking the interior for proper insulation and ventilation is a critical step in the inspection process. Exterior inspection involves climbing up on the roof to check for leaks and proper flashing, as well as the condition of your shingles and chimney. At Best Buy Design-Build we offer FREE roofing inspections.
To illustrate, here are recent photos from a Best Buy Design Build roofing project that shows the before and after of a roof that had rotted wood that needed replacement.