Should you repair roof or foundation first?

In the worst case scenario, foundation problems could make your home uninhabitable. That's why it's important to fix the foundation first before fixing any other structural component, such as the roof.

Should you repair roof or foundation first?

In the worst case scenario, foundation problems could make your home uninhabitable. That's why it's important to fix the foundation first before fixing any other structural component, such as the roof. First fix the roof and stop water from entering. As a general contractor, we see them all the time.

In almost all cases, foundation repair can be done at any time, even if it means lifting the house and replacing the foundation. However, water intake will continue to cause damage if left unchecked. If you need to replace your roof due to hail damage from a recent hailstorm, but you have problems with the foundation, you must first address foundation issues. Repairing the foundation after replacing a roof can cause the roof to move again.

As a general rule, we generally recommend waiting at least two to three months. Waiting will allow the soil and foundation repairs to settle. The best reason to delay your repair is that it could be damaged during the repair process. If you repair the roof first, the new roof may develop waves or creases when the work is done.

And if your house has shingles, they could break. You'll need to delay roof repair until foundation problems are resolved. However, before you start remodeling your home, it's important to examine its structural integrity. Why? Because fixing structural problems first will save you from having to fix what has already been remodeled.

Therefore, the answer to the question is that you must first invest in repairing your foundation and then repairing your roof.

Megan Dobbins
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