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7 Signs That a Multi-Family Housing Roof Repair May Not Be Enough

How Do You Know If You Need a Multi-Family Roof Repair or Replacement?

From managing tenants to handling finances, there are a number of tasks that multi-family property owners tackle each day. With so many tenants or units demanding attention, there are some tasks a property manager can delegate to others. Something as major as a roof showing signs of wear and tear may require the help of a professional. For those seeking help with a multi-family housing roof repair, don’t attempt to do it yourself. Nothing will look better or last longer than a professional job! 

Replacing the roof of a multi-family unit is a major project, so it’s fair to want to be absolutely sure it’s necessary. There are several common signs that a roof needs replacing, but the best way to be sure is to consult with a local professional. At JW Roofing, we even offer free inspections. If you’re on the fence about scheduling a multi-family housing roof repair or replacement, here are seven good indicators that a replacement may be necessary:

1. You have an aging roof.

One of the more obvious reasons to consider replacing your roof is if it is aging. Properly installed roofs made with quality material are built to last, but won’t last forever. Aging is inevitable! Asphalt roofing shingles, which are the most common type in Ohio, will typically last about 20 years. However, routine maintenance and proper care can extend the lifespan of your roof. We suggest calling a local professional to assess the condition of your roof. Properly cared for roofs may perform beyond their expected lifespan! 

It is possible for a roof to fail prematurely. Improper installation or poor quality materials may lead a roof to not last as long as it should. If you are unsure about the contractors who installed your roof initially, it’s best to have your roof inspected by a qualified roofing contractor.

2. You are spending thousands of dollars on repairs

While roof repairs can be a great way to extend the lifespan of your roof without a major financial investment, be mindful of the frequency of those projects. Are you spending thousands of dollars each year on repairs? We suggest reviewing your records and totalling the amount of money you’ve spent on repairs. Be sure to include costs associated with damage within the units as well.

Once you have an estimate of what you’ve spent on total repairs, compare that to the price of a proper roof replacement. Replacing your roofing system entirely may help avoid future roof failures that can add up quickly. You might consider reaching out to a local roofing contractor to discuss an estimate for a replacement.

3. You can see signs of roof damage and deterioration.

If you have a relatively young roof that is showing signs of wear and year, that is a major red flag. Signs that your roof is deteriorating may include curling shingles, missing shingles, and bald spots on your shingles. Also keep an eye out for issues like mold, open seams, or flimsy flashing. Sagging or low spots on your roof may indicate issues below the surface of your roof. If you notice any of the above, consider calling a professional to schedule an inspection.

4. You are considering major property renovations.

You may explore the idea of replacing your roof if you are considering building renovations. Have you considered painting your buildings? Repaving driveways? Making an addition to the property? If so, now is a good time to think about replacing your roof. Replacing a roof while making other improvements may make the most sense!

5. Your tenants frequently have issues with leaks or moisture

Leaks within the building can be a sign of roof damage. Furthermore, a leaky roof can pose many safety and health risks.

6. You are concerned about curb appeal and appearances.

If you are concerned about the appearance of your property, consider replacing your roof. A new, modern metal roof can add major curb appeal and value to your property! While you may not realize it, a roof plays a big role on how your property looks from the street.

7. Your electric bills have been climbing.

Increased electric bills may be a clue that there are structural issues within your roofing systems. High utility bills are often a side effect of a damaged, leaking roof.

Ready to Repair or Replace? Give JW Roofing a Call!

It’s best to seek the advice of a professional when considering a roof repair project. Experts like those at JW Roofing bring years of experience repairing and replacing roofs in the Dayton, Ohio area to draw on! Get in touch with one of our professionals today by filling out our online contact form.

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