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New Orleans – Repair or Replace the Roof

One of the most common questions New Orleans homeowners ask is whether they should repair or replace their roof. Unfortunately, the answer depends on several things, including the type of roof you have, the extent of damage to the roof, and your roof’s age. As a result, it is best to leave the decision up to a professional—and Shifflett Roofing is one of the most skilled roofers in the area. If you have a leaky roof or your roof shows signs of damage, contact our company today to discuss your options.

For most people, a leak is the first sign of roofing problems. While a leaky roof may seem minor at first, it can cause significant damage over time. Along with causing damage to the interior of your home, a leak can impair its structural integrity and lead to mold and/or mildew—two organisms that are often responsible for medical ailments such as allergies or asthma.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe there must be water dripping onto the floor if their roof is leaking. However, this is not always the case. More often than not, a small stain may suddenly appear on the ceiling, or you might notice that your wallpaper is peeling—two of the most common signs that your roof is leaking.

Of course, the roof is not always the source of a leak. Water may seep through cracks in your home’s plumbing or air conditioning system as well. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is confirm that the leak is indeed coming from your roof.

So just how can you tell where a leak is coming from? First, you’ll need to do a bit of investigating. Look for cracked or curled shingles, gutter damage, and check to see if there are any openings around the chimney. Once you think you’ve identified the leak, use a hose to confirm its location. Of course, if you decide to look for a leak on your own, be careful; roofing work is extremely dangerous and it is best to leave it up to a professional.

Shifflett Roofing is your ideal resource for roof repairs. After inspecting your roof, we will determine the best option for your needs. Whether it’s installing a new roof or adding a new roof layer (a great choice if your roof is in pretty good shape), count on us to create a solution that meets your needs and budget.

Fully licensed, bonded, and insured in the state of Louisiana, Shifflett Roofing is the company New Orleans residents turn to when they need to repair or replace their roof. Put a decade of experience to work for you. Contact Shifflett Roofing to schedule a free roof inspection and receive a free, no-obligation quote on your repairs.

For your convenience, use our online form. Or, if you prefer, give us a call at 504.329.5665. Our office is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, and our emergency hotline is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.