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.
Your Roof Is Over 25 Years Old
If your roof is over 25 years old and is showing wear, it is probably time for replacement. Most roofs are made with asphalt or wood shingles. In either case, the roof will need to be completely replaced about every 25 to 30 years. If your roof is newer, you probably just need to make a few repairs.
If your roof is showing signs of wear or decay, it is probably time to consider getting a new roof rather than replacing the old one. Signs of wear might be upturned shingles, discolored shingles, or cracked shingles. For asphalt roofs, it could also look like the surface of the shingle wearing away.
If you are not sure whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, we can help. We offer roof inspections to allow you to know the best route for your roof. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.