While some roofing problems can be remedied with repairs, major issues would require a roof replacement. However, by replacing your roof too soon, you may be wasting money. On the other hand, delaying this project can result in roof leaks and costly water damage.
Decide which path is best for your roof with the help of a trusted roofing contractor.
Consider Your Roof’s Age
It’s normal for roofs to deteriorate with age. Asphalt shingle roofing usually lasts for around 15 to 30 years. If a small part of your roof is damaged but most of it is intact, repairs may be enough. However, if the roof is reaching or past its lifespan, it’s best to get a new one.
Is Your Roof Leaking?
Get a professional roof inspection of your roof is leaking to find out how widespread the problem is. Roof leaks usually occur along flashing points. A roof repair may be all you need if this is the case. Keep in mind that this job is best left to a residential roof repair expert. They have the right equipment and proper training to detect and address leaks. But if your roof is leaking in various places, a replacement may be necessary.
Things to Consider When Replacing a Roof
The type and/or quality of your roofing material of choice may be qualified for discounts on your homeowner’s insurance policy. Materials that offer excellent resistance to wind, hail, and fire are often at lower rates. You’ll also need to choose between layering over the old shingles or completely tearing them. Removing the old shingles will allow your roofer to inspect the deck or sheathing.
NC Rebuild, Inc. is a trusted residential gutter installation and roof replacement contractor. We also offer painting and carpentry services. Call us at (919) 625-5453 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Raleigh, NC.