Should I Repair or Replace my Roof?
Few questions are as important to the maintenance of your home.
Detecting problems with your roof early on means peace of mind for you and your family – in addition to security and protection from outside elements. Warning signs can rear their head over time, so it’s important to inspect the state of your roof on a consistent basis.
Some of these warning signs may include:
- Water damage
- Missing, bent, or deformed shingles
- Roof sagging
- Moss development
- Leaking around the chimney or pipe boot
For homeowners, solutions to roofing problems are case-specific, but repair remains a generally effective option. Let our experts guide you and answer any questions & concerns you might have. Call us today at (617) 237-2855 for a free roofing estimate!
A Few Important Questions to Consider with Roof Repair:
- How old is your roof?
- How long do you plan on residing in your home?
- What is your budget?
Depending on the quality of your shingles, simple patching may be sufficient enough to restore your roof to form.
In addition to being the more cost-effective option, a repair can extend the life of your roof significantly. Learn more about the quality, lifetime-guaranteed products we work with here.
When Should I Consider Roof Replacement?
Naturally, repair can only fix isolated parts of your roof system. So, in some cases, replacing the roof proves to be the best option.
Here are a few factors that contribute to the need for roof replacement:
Your roof is old
The National Association of Home Builders found that most asphalt shingle roofs last an average of twenty years before they begin to deteriorate. As such, it’s wise to monitor the condition of your roof as time goes on.
Your roof is significantly exposed
A bare roof is futile in protecting your home against the likes of rain, wind, and snow – which can all cause severe damage to your home. Combat the elements by replacing – and thus strengthening – your roof.
Interior damages & issues
Water damage, leakage, and invasive wildlife are all telltale signs of a faulty roof. Ways to detect this issue include checking out the insulation in your attic and inspecting it – is it disfigured, soggy, or damp? These are important factors that suggest a roof replacement.
Remember that inspecting your roof by walking on it is potentially dangerous and not advised.
For more information and service with your personal roofing project, contact us today at (617) 237-2855 for a free roofing estimate!