Unexpected Damages, caused by a Leaking Roof

Unexpected Damages, caused by a Leaking Roof

There are many different household problems that can be procrastinated. However, a roof leak repair should take the highest priority on your list of home maintenance issues. Roofing leaks can develop for a variety of reasons: improper roof installation, wind or storm damage, and lack of maintenance. Keep in mind that most asphalt roofs are only meant to last 15 to 20 years so it could simply be time to replace your roof. It is recommended that a roof be inspected every three years. If this is not done, long-term damage from a leaky roof might go unnoticed, leading to further property deterioration.

Water DiscolorationWater-Bad-stains

The most minimal damage over the long term is discoloration of the roofing underlayment, the rafters, beams and possibly the
ceiling and the walls. As the water seeps past the damaged roofing area, it carries tannins and other chemical residue. These deposits discolor the wood a darker shade and might look like reddish rust or cola-colored stains on white drywall ceilings or walls. If the leak starts small it can slowly spread, and go undetected for years.

Mold and Mildew

In places where leaking water becomes trapped in a confined space, for example, under floors or between covered wall studs, the humidity won’t dissipate and mold or mildew growth may occur. Mold and mildew may cause respiratory distress and it also has the potential to weaken the framework in the area of the leak. Black or dark patches that resemble a stain are the first signs of mold or mildew infestation, and anytime these stains are found, the cause must be located

 Fire hazard from water damage

If your electrical wiring is present in an attic or ceiling, a leaky roof could pose a fire threat from shorted wires. This can be a deadly effect of a leaking roof, and could lead to the loss of the entire home, by cause of fire.

Rotting of Structural Frameworkimg_0683

The most obvious consequence of a leaking roof is the damaged rafters, ceiling joists, wall framing and even fascia boards and exterior trim can become victims of water intrusion. Chronic roof leaks lead to wood deterioration and weakened, rotten roof framing causes serious problems that require assistance from a qualified professional. You can also face expensive wood framing repairs if water leaks down into ceiling joists and walls.

All of these issues can be avoided by timely inspections. If you have any reason to believe that you might have a problem with your roof, do yourself a favor and have it checked out by a professional.

 

The information provided is for reference only and may change without notice

Please follow and like us:

Metal Shingles, What is the True Cost

Metal Shingles, What is the True Cost

What is the true cost of Metal Shingles, and how does it compare to asphalt shingles? That is a question that I hope to clarify. When it comes to making a major purchase, the tendency is to only base our purchase decision on the price of the item. Sometimes this can be OK, but often it leads to making a decision that will cost us far more in the future.

The average cost of replacing your roof with a dimensional asphalt shingle is around $260.00 per square. This would equate to $7,800.00 for the average ranch home. The frustrating part is knowing that in 20-25 years those very shingles will end up in a landfill.  In a 60 year span this home will need to have the roofing replaced 3 times. This could very easily reach a total of $25,000.00.

The average cost of installing a Weaver Metal Shingle roof will be around $500.00 per square. This equates to $15,000.00 for the average ranch home. This Weaver Metal Shingle roof will have no problem in lasting 60 years, and will do so for the total cost of the original purchase.   ( $15,000.00 )wm-lndscphous

Another factor to consider is the energy saving of a energy star metal in comparison to asphalt shingles. This fact alone would provide a substantial savings over a 60 year period. Some recent study’s have shown a average potential savings of $300.00 per year, equaling $18,000.00 in 60 years. An additional fact to consider is the increase of value that your home will have with a Weaver Metal Roof. If you ever sell your home, the buyer will have peace of mind knowing that the roofing is the last thing that he needs to be concerned about.

In the 60 year example that we laid out, here is the true total Cost of the two roofing systems

Asphalt Roofing–$25,000.00

Metal Roofing–$ -3,000.00 ( a Total Savings of $28,000.00 )

What is the True Cost of Metal Shingles?  You can’t afford NOT to buy a Weaver Metal Shingle Roof.

Feel free to Contact us if you have any questions or would like to have a estimate for your roof replacement.

 

The information provided is for reference only and may change without notice

Please follow and like us:

Do Metal Shingles Cost more than Asphalt Shingles?

Do Metal Shingles Cost more than Asphalt Shingles?

Have you ever asked the question “Do Metal Shingles really Cost more than Asphalt Shingles?” If so, your first thought might have been that they do cost more than asphalt, if that is your belief than you are mistaken. Metal Shingles actually cost LESS that asphalt, lets find out how together.

The first step is to understand the difference between COST and PRICE. Cost is the total amount of capital that is invested throughout the life of the product. Price is the initial purchase price of the product. Lets look at an example….

Bill purchases a car built by Cars-R-Us for the price of $3,000.00, He had looked at a similar vehicle at a lot across town that was manufactured by Built-Right Automobiles. However the price for that similar sized car was $5,000.00. There was no doubt in Bill’s mind that the Cars-R-Us vehicle costs less that the one by Built- Right Automobiles.

In the first year that Bill had the car, the right tire flew off and the front door refused to open, just a small issue, he thought, Beater_Nissanso he had that repaired for $500.00.  The following year, while going down a hill at 60 MPH, his brakes froze up and he ended up in Mrs. Pickles yard after running over her Rhododendron bush, and hitting the side of her house. It was then that he discovered that his insurance policy by Cut-Rate Insurance Co. did not cover incidences that occur on Fridays. The total bill for all the damages reached $2,500.00. Within 6 months of having the car repaired, the piston on the engine blew apart while idling at a gas station, and caused unrepairable damage to the car. It had to be towed to the junk yard. The worst part about the engine failure, was that at that very moment, Mr. Tootles was walking past the car, He suffered major hearing loss, and had to purchase a new pair of pants, as brown streaks on khaki pants are not appealing. Bill ended up putting 50,000 miles on the car.

Bill had a conversation later on with his friend Jim who had purchased a car from Built-Right Automobiles, and asked Jim about his experience with his car.  Jim had driven the car for 10 years, and had put over 200,000 miles on it. He did need to change the left wheel bearing at 80,000 miles, but the bearing was covered under the Built-Right Automobiles warranty, so there was no cost to him. Lets look at the final numbers…

Built-Right Automobiles
Purchase Price–$5,000.00
Bearing Replacement–$0.00
200,000 Miles = $.03 per mile Cost

Cars-R-Us
Purchase Price–$3,000.00
Door and Tire Repair–$500.00
Mrs. Pickles Repair–$2,500.00
Mr. Tootles new pants = Priceless
50,000 miles = $.12 per mile Cost

We can easily see that even though the Price for  the Car from Built Right Automobiles was more, the actual Cost is less. The same principle goes for when we compare Metal Roofing to a Asphalt shingles. We will be posting a article later with the broken down costs so that we all can see the true COST of Metal Shingles. Stay Tuned…..

If you have any questions feel free to visit our website at www.weavermetals.com or call 330-674-7051

The information provided is for reference only and may change without notice

Please follow and like us: