The constant exposure of your roof to the elements can damage shingles over time. While you need to address this issue, you must decide if you need a roof repair or a roof replacement. Thankfully, there are a few signs to help you figure out which service is more appropriate.
How Old Is It?
When was your roof installed? A roof has a long life span of at least 20years. If the roof is still young, you should get it repaired to help it survive another decade or so.
Otherwise, your roof might be too old for simple repairs. Your roofing contractor might tell you that you’ll be better off replacing the roof since the age may make many of the roof’s parts weak, and it might be damaged beyond repair.
How Damaged Is It?
Inspect the level of damage your roof has. Minor surface damage like cracked shingles can be repaired without issue. This is suitable when the damage is isolated to one place or on one side of the roof. If the damage is extensive, such as leaks over a wide area, then a replacement may be better. This is to avoid further damage to the overall structure.
What Are the Long-Term Benefits?
Take into careful consideration how much your roofing will be affected by repair or replacement. Repairing a roof can be more expensive than a full replacement. That said, if the damage isn’t spread out, you can still use the same roof for several more years.
On the other hand, a replacement can give your home a fresh, new look while making it stronger. And, it can also increase your home’s curb appeal.
At A-1 Roofing Company, we help commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners maintain and replace roofing systems. Call us at (401) 265-1019 to learn more about our services. We serve homeowners in New England, including Providence, Warwick and New Bedford.