To Replace or to Repair: That Is the Question
It is important to maintain a healthy, strong roof, but doing that can be a challenge because of all the damages that your roof endures daily. As the sun, hail, rain, and all else beat down on your roof through the years, it will sustain damages that keep it from being healthy and strong.
Should your roof reach that point, you always have a way to make it healthy and strong once more: getting it repaired . . . or maybe replaced. Which one should you pick?
It’s not always easy to tell, but it’s not impossible. You just have to know what kind of damage can be fixed with a simple roof repair and what kind needs a full-on replacement instead.
Is Your Roof Losing A Lot Of Its Granules?
A shingle roof is built with something called granules: a loose material that helps to protect your roof from UV rays and fire. Granules can also alert you to a roof that’s ready to be repaired or even replaced.
As your roof ages and suffers wear, its granules will begin to loosen and roll into your gutters. If you notice just a few granules, your roof can likely be fixed with a simple repair. But if you notice a lot of granules, your roof is probably ready to be replaced.
Does Your Roof Leak More And More Often These Days?
A roof leak isn’t something to get too worked up over. Leaking is the primary issue that comes with roof wear, so a leak every now and again, while annoying, is nothing to lose sleep over. Just get it repaired, and move on.
But one roof leak after the other is a lot more to worry about. And worry you should: A roof that continuously leaks is at the end of its lifespan and should be replaced soon.
How Old Is Your Roof?
The most predictable way to determine whether to get your roof replaced is to consider how old it is. A shingle roof, for instance, lasts for about 20 to 25 years, so around that time, you’ll need to get your shingle roof replaced.
Many of the signs mentioned above will inevitably accompany an aging roof. These signs don’t always indicate that a roof needs to be replaced, but when they happen to an older roof, you likely need to have that roof replaced rather than repaired.
What Does Your Roofing Contractor Say?
Even with this information, you might still be unsure of what to do with your damaged roof. If you are, call a roofing contractor for a roof inspection. With a roof inspection, your Alabama roofing contractor can accurately determine whether your roof needs a repair or replacement.
If you need a roofing contractor to handle an inspection as well as any repairs or replacements that are deemed necessary, call S & H Roofing. With our 50 years of experience and our BBB and HAAG certifications, we can provide the best roofing work around!
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