It is inevitable for your roof to require some form of repair during its service life. Since they are totally exposed to the elements, it is only reasonable to expect that loose shingles will have to be replaced from time to time, or that flashing will have to be reinstalled. But sometimes, simple roof repairs will no longer cut it and a full-on replacement will be necessary. But how can you know for sure? In today’s post, we’ll show you how to tell if your roof should be repaired or replaced.
How Old Is Your Roof?
As with most home components, your roof will have an average life expectancy that largely depends on the type of roofing materials that were used and the climate you live in. If you own a wood shake roof, for example, you can expect it to last about 30 years while asphalt shingles last between 15 to 25 years. If your roof is nearing the end of its life, then it is probably best to consider replacing it.
How Damaged Is Your Roof?
If you find yourself on the phone with your local roof repair company more often than normal due to constant problems like leaks, cracked shingles, or damaged flashing then it might be more economical in the long run to have the entire thing replaced rather than constantly patching it up.
Is Your Roof Sagging?
If a portion of your roof is sagging then it is a sure sign that it needs to be replaced before you find yourself with a roofing emergency. A sagging roof indicates major foundation damage and once a roof starts to droop, it will only get worse and more expensive to repair. A sagging roof could eventually cave in causing injury and catastrophic damage to the rest of your house.
ARCH Exteriors, LLC is your premier roofing and siding contractor. We pride ourselves on using only the best quality materials and back them up with solid workmanship. For all your siding and roofing needs, be sure to give us a call at (301) 264-7330 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection.