It happens to the best of us. You do everything you can to maintain your home, but eventually it rains and you discover a leak. Maybe you discover multiple leaks. Whether the leaks are due to normal wear and tear on your roof or a fierce storm, you may think that you can just repair the leaks. However, there are some situations in which you should simply replace the entire roof. Here’s how to tell the difference.
One or Two Bad Spots
You may notice that your roof has a few bad spots with broken or cracked shingles, or you have one or two places in your home that are leaking through the ceiling when it rains or storms. If you only have one or two bad spots on your roof, it is probably due to storm damage rather than a breaking down of the roof. In these situations, a simple repair may be sufficient.
The Age of Your Roof
When considering whether to repair or replace your roof, you should consider how old the roof is. How long a roof will last without replacement depends on what type of roof you have and what type of shingles were used. In most cases roofs last between 15 and 25 years. If your roof is over 15 years old and has more than one bad spot, you probably should consider just replacing the roof.
Getting an Inspection
The best way to determine if your roof should be replaced or repaired is to get a roof inspection from a professional. Of course, it is important that you choose a company you can trust. Our experts are able to inspect your roof and let you know if repair or replacement is the best option. We will always suggest the most appropriate course of action, and we will work within your budget.
If you need to have your roof inspected, repaired, or replaced, contact us today for more information or to schedule an assessment.