Early Signs You Need To Change The Roof Of The House

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when should you replace a roof on a rental property let’s dive into today’s video hi there Clayton Morris long time real estate investor and founder of Morris invest today we’re going to talk about roofs on rental properties it’s a huge expense that you probably don’t want to have to deal with unless you absolutely have to now in one of my other videos I talked about the five key areas where you want to make sure you have rock-solid taking repairs done on the property so you can protect your overall investment and mitigate those repairs you can click on that video here in a little card that’s gonna pop up or in the description below but in this video specifically I want to talk about the one area the roof and how do you know well first of all unless you are a roof repair expert you’re not gonna know so that’s why it’s it’s very important for your property management team or your maintenance team to check the the life of your roof once or even twice a year preferably when it’s not I see up there so they can get up on the roof and check it what are they gonna look for they’re gonna look for discoloration and some of the tiles some of the shingles what that means is that there might be like a mold colony living underneath there and water is getting through there and it’s maybe making it a weird color there might be mold on the roof because maybe the Sun is not hitting it at the right place that means it could be extra wet and it may need to have some replacement done because water might be getting in maybe they’re missing shingles maybe there was a big thunderstorm a big windstorm and it blew off some

shingles okay that may need repairing there may be some sagging right that might mean that some of the sub roof era the the actual roof underneath the shingles is sagging and that needs to be replaced they’re also gonna get up in the attic and look and see if they can see holes coming through or daylight I actually had that on my primary residence not too long ago we were having water dripping into our bathroom it’s because there was a hole right in the roof so we actually had to have that section of the roof a new piece of plywood put down the waterproofing and then the new shingles put down so let’s just assume you have a new roof on the property and under the tax law you’re able to depreciate the value of that roof under the new tack code it’s called cost segregation that way the whole video on depreciation so don’t worry about it now but the IRS basically says twenty seven point five years that’s typically the like the life of a roof so a thirty year you always hear the term 30-year roof thrown around so when we put on a new roof on the house you should expect it to last roughly thirty years now there are things you’re gonna look out for like I mentioned what a good roofing company will do and get up there and check out so when should you replace the whole roof well if you need let’s say the roof is really old number one so you know that it’s been put on twenty-five years ago that’s probably a good rule of thumb you’re gonna probably need to replace the whole roof they’re gonna look and see if they’re sagging and problems all around the roof so missing shingles sagging holes that’s a clear sign you need to replace the whole roof if it just needs repairs then you may be able to get away with certain sections and when do you know if you need to just repair the roof well if the roofs not old maybe it was only five years old or ten years old and chances are it still got another 20 years of life in it no need to waste your money on a whole new roof so there may just need to be put a few shingles and those are

very inexpensive for you you know your roofer to get up there and put a few shingles down may be needed to patch a particular area because it gets more sun exposure so some of those factors there may be water getting through a certain area they need to replace what’s underneath the shingles the weather proofing and then put down new shingles so be careful before you splurge and want to buy a whole new roof now let me talk to you about overlays versus digging up and actually ripping off the old layer most states will allow you to put up to three layers of shingles so you’ll see this on a lot of older houses you’ll see one layer that was there in the 1940s and then maybe in the 1960s they put another layer and maybe in the 90s they put a third layer in that situation you’re probably going to scrape all of that off rip off the the old plywood and put down all new wood and put down new shingles now that could be the most costly roof replacement that you could think of if however there’s one layer of shingles and the sub roof is fine they go up in the attic and they notice that the plywood is fine there’s no gaping holes coming through then we can do what’s called a roof overlay so we can add a whole layer over top of that existing layer and in 30 years we could do that again so check with obviously your building code enforcement and check with your roofing companies they’ll be able to tell you how many layers your state lets you get away with well that’s really honestly how you know whether or not you need to replace your roof check with a professional or your property management team probably has somebody on staff that will check that especially after thunderstorms or during the spring and the fall to get up there and check the vitality and the health and wellness of your roof again click on the videos in the description below because we have a whole series on what types of repairs you should do to your rental property to really make it rock solid and to protect it against having to do major repairs and costly things like that I’m Clayton Morris thank you most so much for subscribing if you’re not already a subscriber click the big subscribe button and join us we publish videos multiple times a week in our attempt to help you become a better real estate investor go out there take action and create cash flow we’ll see you next time everyone

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