Do you know the signs of needing a roof repair or replacement? Sometimes you can patch up a few shingles and restore the beauty of your roof. Other times, it’s time for a full roof replacement. How do you know which to choose? The answer depends largely on the following factors.
Signs You Need a Replacement And Not a Roof Repair
The following signs indicate it’s time for a whole new roof design rather than just a roof repair.
Recent Storm Damage: Natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes can cause extensive damage that a roof repair can’t fix. Missing shingles, leaks, and other signs of damage related to the storm all hint that you’ll need a full roof replacement. Always check with your homeowner’s insurance to find out what your policy covers.
Age: As your roof ages it will naturally experience wear and tear. Are you in the market to buy a home? Avoid a costly roof repair later by opting for a full inspection before you start negotiations. If the average shingled roof is over 20 years old it’s probably time to replace it.
Water Damage: Once water accumulates under your shingles it can cause serious damage. Often people don’t even realize they have a problem until it’s too late. Look for peeling paint, mold, and stains on the ceiling, as these all indicate your roof has a leak and will need to be fully replaced if the damage is extensive.
Materials: Consider what lies on top and you’ll have an idea whether you need a roof repair or a replacement. Certain materials such as slate and metal are made to last decades, whereas the latest generation of premium shingles can go for up to 50 years with proper maintenance. If you’re planning on replacing your roof, consider how long you’ll be in your home when choosing your roofing material.
Contact Heritage for Roof Replacement/ Repair
Whether it’s a full roof repair or replacement, Heritage is proud to offer expert installation and quality products. We offer a lifetime workmanship warranty on all of our roofs. You can rest easy knowing your home is in good hands. Contact Heritage for a free roof inspection and we’ll let you know if you need a roof repair or a full replacement. Call today and don’t wait! Roof damage only gets worse with time.