Maybe you noticed a leak in your bedroom ceiling or the last storm took off a few shingles. No need to call a roofer for such a small job, right? Joe Percario General Contractors, LLC says what appears to be a simple home repair can cost way more money down the line. “To repair a leak, you have to identify the trouble spot and replace the shingles or other components without causing any more damage, utilizing costly tools and hopefully matching materials. In most cases, this results in an area that doesn’t match the rest of the roof,” says Percario. This ‘band-aid solution’ usually just compounds the initial problem. In fact, Percario says roofs should last anywhere from 18-30 years but amateur workmanship usually causes more problems down the road.
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