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Union County Roofers: Article About Partial Roof Replacement

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Homeowners who are experiencing water leaks and other problems associated with a damaged roof should start by contacting Union County roofers. While many people dread the thought of a full roof replacement due to cost, it is possible that the roof is only damaged in one area, and a partial replacement can be done. The pros and cons involved in a partial roof replacement should be taken into consideration.

In the wake of extreme weather conditions, such as heavy hail damage or tornadoes, it is likely that the entire surface of the roof will experience damage. A roofing professional will be able to inspect the whole roof and see whether or not it needs to be completely replaced, or if there is a way to repair the roof without starting all over. For instance, in some places, it is possible to add another layer of shingles over the old layer instead of tearing them out.

Most counties only allow two or three layers, so a professional will have to determine if this is a possibility or if the damaged roof already has more than one layer in place. If they determine that adding a top layer of shingles is the answer, this can save homeowners a significant amount of money in roofing materials and labor costs because they won't have to replace the wood decking and underlayment, and they won't have to worry about removing the old materials.

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On the other hand, there are several ways that roofs can be damaged in isolated areas. For instance, ice dams can build up from the gutters where they are blocked with debris, but this will usually only happen in small areas, not along the entire length of the roof. Depending on how far up the ice dam reaches, it is possible that the damage has only affected one four by eight foot section of the roof. If this is the case, a roofer may be able to only remove and replace that one section of the roof without impacting the rest. However, before this determination is made, the roofing contractor should do a complete inspection of the roof to ensure that the rest of the roof will not need to be replaced in the near future.

The biggest problem with doing a partial roof replacement is that the process may affect the warranty of the rest of the roof. Homeowners should be sure that they understand the new warranty guidelines for the roof they are repairing.

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