When you discover a fresh water stain on your ceiling or water dripping noise above your head, the first instinct probably to look inside the house to see where it’s coming from. In all likelihood you’re not going to find it. Unless you have the ability to inspect your house from the roof down, it’s best to call a professional roofer.
Replacing a roof can cost several thousands of dollars and most homeowners don’t budget for a problem that size. As tough as it is on your bank account it’s very important to address the issues that arise overhead.
A leak can signal major or just minor damage. It must be inspected by a professional to assess what the damage is. The fix could be as simple as installing a few new shingles or replacing flashing. According to a survey of more than 38,000 homeowners, the average cost to repair a roof is about $800. Much more affordable than the $7,000 average for a new roof. Depending on the leak you may pay as little as $10 for material and be able to fix it yourself.
The following is a loose guide to roof damage. This information may be helpful before you call a professional to get their assessment.
Disclaimer: Working on a roof can dangerous and we don’t advise inspecting or repairing a roof yourself. In our opinion it’s worth it to hire a professional contractor.