To Repair or Replace? When Replacing Your Roof is a Must
Some things in life are simply inevitable and roof damage is one of them. With time, exposure to the sun, and other weather-related reasons, your roof will experience damage. In many cases, a simple repair from your professional roofer will correct the issue but in other, more drastic cases, you may need to have your roof replaced altogether.
It’s always best to have your roof inspected by a professional roofer. They’ll be able to thoroughly examine it then inform you whether a repair job is a solution or if your roof has reached the point where a full replacement is necessary.
Here are three common cases where replacing your roof is a MUST:
Your Roof Has Reached Its Expiration Date
Generally, a well-maintained roof will last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. Depending on the material of your roof, you’ll need to have areas of it fixed such as missing or curling shingles or tiles that have fallen off because of high winds. Maintaining it is the best defense against a full replacement; however, roofs do have expiration dates and once yours has reached its limit, it will be time to install a new one.
Damage is Found in More Than One Area
If not handled in a timely manner, roof damage can spread. From one missing shingle one day to an area that’s completely bare the next, damage can go from bad to worse quickly. Other things like water discoloration or mold growth are common signs that your roof requires immediate attention. However, it’s not always possible to know those damages exist. Your best bet is to have your roof inspected at least once a year but if you’ve experienced damage in the past, twice a year will ensure the damage is maintained.
You’re Planning to Sell Your Home
Looking to sell your home? A roof replacement may be needed. If your roof is older than 10 years, you should consider replacing it. It will increase the value of your home and attract potential buyers. Most home buyers today are looking for move-in ready homes, not ones with foundation issues or a roof that will need to be replaced soon. Through inspection, you’ll be able to determine whether fully replacing the roof is necessary.
Contact a Professional Roofer Today
Here at Mak Roofing & Construction, our team of expert roofers are ready to provide you with peace of mind. We’re experienced roofers who help El Paso homeowners determine the best route to go: repair or replace. We’re certain we can help you too! Contact us today.