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Denver Roofers Explain What Can Go Wrong with a Partial Roof Replacement

June 5, 2019

No one wants to deal with roof repairs. They’re expensive, time-consuming, and can put strain on your monthly budget if you hire the wrong contractor. For most homeowners, finding a way to save money on their Denver roof repair costs is always a priority. But bad contractors often end up recommending a partial patch or roof replacement in an attempt to gain your business. Sure, it may be cheaper, but it will open your home up to a whole host of risks and damage. Here’s what can go wrong.

Creates New Leaks
When you replace a portion of your damaged roof, you’re adding new materials to existing older ones. This puts your roof at risk for new leaks where the materials and new subroofing meet. They can’t join seamlessly and any weaknesses in your older materials will only continue to get worse. When this happens, you can expect to see an increase in the number of roofing appointments you’ll need to make.

Foundation Issues
Leaks in the roof often lead to water damage in other areas of the home. When the leaks are severe, they can damage your foundation, causing the cement to crack and break. This results in extremely expensive repairs and puts your house at risk for further structural damage. When you replace the entire roof, you’ll reduce your risk of those problems, saving you money and keeping your home safer for longer.

Siding Problems
Water runs off your roof and to a designated drainage point near your home. But when you have roofing materials that are older or damaged on part of the roof, you increase your risk of water flowing down the side of your house. This can lead to warped siding, mold and mildew growth in your walls, and even electrical issues if it’s not taken care of right away. By having your entire roof repaired or replaced at the same time, you reduce your risk of siding damage and keep water flowing where it belongs—into your gutters and away from your house.

More Severe Roof Damage
When you partially replace your roof, the older materials can start to break down more quickly. Over time, they may develop leaks which will spread to the newer roofing materials, damaging the repairs you just paid full price for. This can force you to have to replace the entire roof prematurely and puts your home at risk for additional water damage in the attic. By replacing everything at the same time, you’ll avoid that issue and keep your home safer for years to come.

Full roof replacements are costly, but they’re almost always in your best interest. You just have to find a reputable contractor to give you an estimate for the job. At Big Creek Roofing & Restoration, we’ll do everything we can to repair or replace your roof at a price you can afford. Most of our jobs are finished in as little as one day, saving you time every time. Contact us to schedule an estimate.