Do You Have Small Roofing Leaks But No Budget To Replace The Roof? What To Do


If you have noticed a small leak in your roof that has asphalt shingles, and you don't have the money to replace the entire roof, there are some things you will want to consider. The roofing contractor can talk with you about your different options for repair and some options that can prevent this from becoming a problem in the future that are still within your budget. You want to call a professional roofing company that specializes in repairs and have them assess your damages and give you the estimated cost for the following things.

Repair and Replace the Shingles

The first and most important thing that has to be done is that the shingles have to be replaced. You want them to do these things:

  • Removal all affected shingles
  • Replace damaged materials like wood or glue
  • Treat the area for mold and mildew
  • Add new shingles

Once they have done all these things, you won't have to worry the water coming back in through the shingles or the existing problem from becoming a more serious concern.

Add a Layer of Insulation

Adding a layer insulation on the underside of the roof, in the attic or directly under the wood base of the roof, can protect both the roof and your house. A polyurethane spray foam will stop cold air from passing into the house, or warm air from escaping the house during the cold weather months, and will also prevent moisture from leaking into the space. This will also help with noise and overall efficiency. Get the cost to have this done as repairs are required.

Improve Ventilation

Improving the ventilation throughout the roof may help with some of the water problems. If ventilation is a problem, this can cause ice dams, and it can cause damage to the roofing shingles. Talk with the roofing contractors to see if you need more ventilation gables, and attic fan, or other ventilation solutions.

There are a lot of different reasons why the roof could be leaking, but if you aren't at a place where you can afford the cost of an entire new roof, minor repairs and new insulation may have to work for you until you can afford to get new shingles. Talk with the local roofing companies, or visit websites like, to see what repairs they think that you have to get now and what changes can wait for until you have the budget to spend more money on the roof. 


17 October 2017

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