As a homeowner, when you are gazing at your roof and see some signs of ageing or damage, you often start wrestling with whether to just patch up the damaged sections or simply replace the entire roof. Either choice will come with its own advantages and disadvantages. Which route you take is dependent on several factors but should always address your present needs.
Below are key things you should consider before choosing whether to repair or replace your roof.
The Age of Your Roof
A well-maintained roof should be able to last at most 20 years. It is crucial in terms of the expense that you get the maximum longevity. The age of your roof is thus an important factor in settling the question of whether to repair or replace it. To get the most out of your roof, always do an annual checkup of your roof, clearing any debris, and check out for leaks, damaged shingles and mould development. Don’t insist on doing repairs on your 25-year-old roof just because the damage doesn’t seem that bad, the old roof might be hiding other potentially worse problems underneath.
Signs of Moisture or Water Damage
Water is quite a destructive element. If water is able to penetrate through your roof’s shingles, it can quickly make its way to your home’s interior. Once there, it can do some serious damage and even cause health problems. Look at your interior walls for moisture marks or brown stains. If the paint is also pealing, it may indicate that your roof is seeping in water.
For a small leak, a short-term repair may be all you need. However, if there is extensive moisture damage to the roof layer, you will need a full roof replacement.
The roof should be inspected after a recent adverse weather condition such as a tornado or a hurricane. In most cases, such catastrophes will result in a level of damage beyond what is immediately visible. Bigger problems may be lying underneath the roof and it is a far much wiser decision to replace the entire roof.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
Your shingles could be curled, split, torn or completely missing, all these conditions could be caused by many reasons. Localized damage may be fixed by a simple repair. However, if more than 30% of the entire roof has been damaged, a new roof may be a better answer.
Call a Professional
It is not always clear what kind of treatment your roof needs. Luckily for you, you can always enlist the help of an experienced roofing contractor. The roofer may be able, through a thorough inspection, to determine if only a repair is needed or if a completely new roof is to be installed.
High-Performance Restoration LLC
6500 Preston Rd #201
Frisco, TX 75034