Repair Or Replace? How To Determine What Your Roof Needs

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Your roof is an essential and vital part of your home. Your roof is your main protection from the elements. It should be maintained in top shape to ensure it continues to protect you and your loved ones for many years.

Like all things, your roof will eventually fail. If the damage is too severe to support local repairs, it may be necessary to replace the entire roof. To determine if your roof is in need of repairs or replacement, you will need to be able to recognize the signs.

Warning signs

Your roof damage can be very obvious or subtle. You will need to inspect your home regularly for signs of damage, both inside and outside, in order to protect your roof and interior structure. If your roof has been damaged by extreme weather, or you need to check it regularly for signs of failure, regular inspections can help you determine whether repairs are necessary. It is important to examine both the outer and inner structures of your roof as damage can occur anywhere.

If you see granules in your gutters, it could be a sign that there is trouble. If you see granules in your gutters, it could be a sign that your shingles have been exposed to the sun for too long. They are wearing down, so it is possible to replace your entire roof or a portion of them. If the shingles are cracked or cupped, it is likely that they have suffered irreparable damage and must be replaced.

Check for water damage in your home. In particular, check the attic and the rooms closest to the roof. You may notice staining, bubbling, or cracking around the ceiling or on the upper walls. This could indicate that your roof might be failing. To determine if it is a minor repair or a complete replacement, further, inspection will be necessary.

Roof damage should be reported immediately to ensure your home’s structural integrity. Len’s roofing can help you determine if you need to repair or replace your roof.

Repair is sufficient

Most homeowners agree that a simple repair will be better than a complete roof replacement. Roof repairs are an option if:

  • Your roof is new and still under warranty. Repair may be an option if your roof is less than ten years old, and has not suffered significant damage from inclement weather.
  • You can repair your roof and correct structural problems if you are able to determine the extent of the damage.
  • It is possible to repair the roof if the damage is not extensive.

It’s time to be replaced

Even if the homeowner has lived in the house for many years, replacement is inevitable. The more a roof ages, the less efficient it will be to repair with current materials. If:

  • Your roof is near the end of its lifespan and has reached its peak.
  • Your roof may have more than 20% damage.
  • You should immediately notify us if you notice water damage in your interior.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Brandon roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.

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