Hi there. The Chamberlin Man here.
It’s rare that a roof fails suddenly. The truth is that most roof failures are a long time coming. Above all, the most important step in roof maintenance is to partner with trusted and trained roofing professionals to regularly evaluate the condition of your roof.
THE VALUE OF EVALS
Now, I’m here to tell you, a complete roof evaluation report, like those Chamberlin provides, cites details about factors that contribute to long-term damage including leaks, standing water, shrinkage, blisters, splits, punctures and surface deterioration. Without a doubt, it should also suggest maintenance solutions and serve as a timeline for record keeping. Repairs are always more cost effective than a replacement.
Of course, even the most well-maintained roof will need to be re-roofed or re-covered at some point. Figuring out when and how exactly to approach a major roofing project can be a “million dollar question,” literally.
Answer correctly, my friends, and you can save yourself money and downtime. Re-covering saves the cost and mess of a tear-off. However, it isn’t foolproof – underlying issues in the roof deck may go unnoticed. Naturally, a new roof also has benefits you can weigh against the cost: for example, a No Dollar Limit (NDL) Manufacturer's Warranty.
Given that every roof is unique, there’s no official guide for decision making. One thing is certain though: knowing an expert roofer you trust is a must. If you’d like to learn more about Chamberlin’s roof evaluations, contact your friendly Chamberlin man (or woman.)
Until next time, I'll be seeing you around.