Should I repair or replace my roof?
What time is the right time to repair or replace your roof?
We wish there could be a simple answer to this age-old question. While most roofs are in need of some TLC by year 15-20, problem areas might require attention much sooner.
If you’re unsure of whether now is the right time to repair or replace your roof, here are 3 sure signs to watch for:
- You’re missing shingles. This seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people ignore missing shingles for too long or avoid fixing them altogether. Along with being visually unappealing, missing shingles can lead to several more costly damages such as rotting, premature decay of underlayment, and leaks. Which brings us to our second sign…
- You’ve noticed leaks in and around your home. Damaged roofs, when left unrepaired, often lead to leaks. Early signs of water damage from your roof include dark spots on ceilings, peeling paint on overhangs, damp areas near chimneys, and more. If you notice these symptoms, it’s likely time to assess the health of your roof.
- Your shingles are warped and buckling. Irregular appearance is usually a clear sign that your roof is in need of some attention. If the shingles on your roof are cracked, crumbling, buckled, or curling, it’s likely time to replace them. Unsightly shingles are more than just an eyesore. They typically signal that more pressing roofing issues are looming underneath.
If you’re noticing one (or all) of these problems with your roof, we recommend getting a professional to take a look at the issue as soon as possible. Whether you need a full roof replacement or a partial repair is not an easy decision for untrained eyes to make. The roofing specialists at Kaz will work with you to solve your roofing problems while keeping your budget and best interests in mind.