Repair

How to Know Whether to Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof | Peak Roofing Systems

Your Roofing Warning Signs
To avoid serious damage to your roof, you should know how to recognize common warning signs of a decaying roof:
Missing shingles
Discoloration
Rot
Indoor leaks
Ceiling spots
If you notice these symptoms, take prompt action. If not, further damage will occur. Your repair costs might significantly increase Peak Roofing.
When to Repair or Patch
Taking excellent care of your home’s roof will result in an extended lifespan and higher efficiency. Eventually, of course, your roof will need to be replaced. However, you can simply conduct good repairs for quite some time.
As a rule, if the damage to your roof is relatively
minor and contained to a small portion of the roof, repairing or patching is the logical solution. Here are some situations where it just does not make sense to replace your entire roof:
Damage to a select number of shingles due to a fallen branch or weather
Leaking in an isolated location
A handful of missing shingles
There’s no need to throw the checkbook at a roofing company when you could have a repair job completed in a single afternoon.
When Replacement is Best
Of course, some repairs do not hold. The damage to the roof may be too significant or widespread through the underlayers. In these cases, you could put your home in danger by not replacing your roof. Peak Roofing recommends roof replacement.
The average lifespan of modern residential roofs, most of which are shingle, is 1-5 yearsago After that, most shingles will start to lose their elasticity, become dull, and fail to protect your home from rain or hail. Sometimes, age is the most obvious reason for a full roof replacement. Other signs include:
Discoloration in copious quantities
Curling or missing shingles, especially near the roof valley
Neighbors replacing their roof (most homes in a neighborhood are built around the same time, which means their roofs have the same lifespan)
Large debris has clogging the gutters (shingles shed their granules as they near their end)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *