Reasons To Hire A Roofer

Wondering if you should hire a roofer or do the repair or replacement yourself? Roof repairs aren’t always the easiest thing for the average person to do and the typical individual needs to not only be mechanically inclined but that person should also be able to differentiate between knowing when a problem is fixable and when it’s outside of their realm of knowledge.

Attempting a DIY repair, overlay, or replacement could go terribly wrong. Minor quick fixes, such as replacing a missing shingle or locating the source of a leak, are not always a difficult job. The average homeowner can often handle pretty minor repairs without requiring the help of a professional roofer, but all homeowners should consult with a skilled pro when they’re unsure about fixing their roof, when the damage is severe, or they are not able to locate the source of the damage or leaks. Know when you’re over your head.

Hire a Marlton roofing company if you need a repair or even a whole roof replacement in Marlton, NJ or the surrounding region. Pros will have the knowhow to do a tear-off and replacements or do a roof overlay as well as assessments and repairs. If you are concerned about cost, some companies will offer financing. Most home owners don’t have the experience or knowledge required to conquer a roof replacement on their own. You can also obtain a wider variety of options for materials and styles and pricing from a professional roofing company than if you only rely on what the local home supply or hardware store offers. A professional company can also get your roof done in about a day, on average, while it may take you much longer to replace your roof on your own. It’s potentially beneficial, too, from a warranty perspective. You could be eligible for lengthy warranties on both the materials and on the workmanship when you deal with a professional organization who has specific skills and knowledge (and training plus certifications) rather than doing it on your own.

If you have one or more severe leaking spots, you’ll want to work with a roofer. Leaks can have a number of causes, and the main source of the leak may not be evident as it’s not where the actual leak is showing through on your ceiling.

Since water so easily travels, you could have a problem on the higher part of your roof that’s causing the water to travel and settle in another part of the roof. Only an experienced roofer will be able to locate the correct source of the leak and determine the proper repair or replacement requirements. If a leak has travelled down into the walls of the house, you will definitely want a professional to assess that and determine what needs to be corrected in order to avoid dangerous mold growth.

If your roof has experienced severe damages from hail or other inclement weather, you should have it checked and fixed . Since bad weather will damage a roof in a number of places, you could have a weak spot that you don’t recognize until you walk on it and fall through. Roofers know how to spot weakened areas and know how to navigate damaged roofs. They work around specific regions to avoid injury or further damage. They can also quickly make repairs and recommend the best materials to resolve your issues.

Previous work done on your place that’s not to code can become a problem if you get a visit from local code enforcement authorities. If you know that you’ve had roof work done that’s not to code, you should call a pro roofer who can fix the roof plus bring it up to code compliance. It’s important to avoid using amateur roofers or making quick fixes that leaves you with a fine from your city or county. By trusting a pro to make the major repairs, then assess your roof for any damages, you can increase the life of your roof and know that your home is protected.

A roof is more than just structurally necessary for your house. It’s also something with a lot of potential for curb appeal. The right roofer will help you have a leak free and highly aesthetically pleasing looking roof that is worry free for many years.Have a question regarding roofing, gutters or shingles? Please ask Fortified Roofing of Marlton NJ today!

Common term explained by Fortified Roofing of Marlton NJ:


A leak is an opening in the roof that allows moisture or water to flow through, which is often noticeable when a wet spot appears on the ceiling. Leaks are often caused by loose or missing shingles, damaged flashing, or small holes in the roof.

Question and answer courtesy of a Marlton roofing contractor:

How do i know if i need a new roof?

Most roofs last about 20 years before needing to be replaced. If you’re having a lot of repeated roof problems, it may be time for a new one. If the shingles are severely blistered, curled, or missing, a new roof may be more logical than repairs. If you have severe mold or algae growth that won’t clean off, you should also replace your roof.

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