Repair or Replace? Finding the Best Option for Your Roof

If you have noticed a leak or two in your roof, you might be wondering if it is time for a new one or if you just need to get some repairs. Especially if you aren’t the first owner of your home, it can be difficult to know whether repair or replacement is the best option. Here are a few keys to help you decide.

You Have More Than One Bad Spot

Just one spot with a small leak is usually not cause for alarm. Just one leak, or even two, can be easily repaired. But if you have multiple spots where the roof is either leaking into the house or looks to be in disrepair, you might need to think about replacing the whole roof.

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Four Types of Roofs and When to Replace Them

Especially when you buy a home and you aren’t the first owner, one of the things that you need to consider is the age of your roof. Roof repairs can be common during storm season, but it may be time to start thinking about replacing your roof altogether. Here are the four most common types of roofs and when they should be replaced.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material. These shingles hold up well against the elements and storms, but they do wear out over time. You should replace your asphalt-shingled roof about every 20 to 30 years depending on the quality of the maintenance and upkeep. 

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Three Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof

If you have noticed wear on your roof or if you are experiencing roof problems, you might be tempted to just do a repair on your roof. However, there are some signs that you should replace the roof entirely rather than paying for repairs that will not last. Here are three signs you need to replace your roof.

Worn Shingles

Roof shingles have a lifespan, which varies depending on the type of shingles you have. When shingles reach the end of their life, they can become curled or bent at the edges. There may also be bald spots on the shingles where the granules are missing. Some shingles may actually be cracked, which poses a threat for further damage in the case of heavy storms. If your shingles are only worn in one place due to a specific problem, a repair might be sufficient. But if a large portion of your shingles are showing wear, it is probably time to replace the roof.

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Three Benefits of Metal Roofing

If you are building a new home, or if you are reroofing an existing home, having the right type of roof can make a huge impact on your housing expenses and safety. Many people are now preferring to have a metal roof instead of shingles. Metal roofs, although expensive, can be a very wise investment, and they give you some unique benefits.

Durability

Metal roofs last much longer than traditional shingled roofs. The average shingled roof lasts 15 to 20 years, depending on the type of shingles used. By comparison, a metal roof has a lifespan of 40 to 70 years, depending on the metal used. A metal roof is also more durable and stands up to abuse much better than traditional roofs. This means fewer roof repairs, as well as fewer chances of water or storm damage to your home.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Roof Repairs

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. When your roof is in need of repair, it can put your home and belongings at risk. Many people put off roof repairs due to the expense or the time of year, but it is important not to put off roof repairs when the need arises. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t put off contacting us for your roof repairs and maintenance.

Problems Can Worsen

Bad weather can make roof problems much worse very quickly. Heavy rains, damaging winds, hail, or other natural phenomenon could turn a few loose shingles into an actual hole in your roof. If problems worsen, you are putting your home and belongings at risk, as well as the safety of your family. You will also spend much more on repairs if the problem gets worse than if you get the repair as soon as it is needed.

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