Your home is often one of your first and biggest investments. Over time, you may have noticed a few issues with your roof or you are becoming concerned with how long its been since it was last replaced. It is never good to ignore concerns related to your roof as it is the first line of defense protecting your home from the elements. The question of whether it makes sense to repair or replace a roofing issue is one that every homeowner will need to reckon with at some point.
Below is a quick list of simple questions you can ask to help you decide if it is time to consider a new roof or if having it repaired is the smarter choice.
- How old is your roof? If your roof is nearing the 15 or 20-year mark, it may be hard for repairs to bring it back to full strength. Most roofs have, at most, a 20-year warranty so as you are nearing that window it is a good time to consider a replacement.
- Does the roof look bad? Some of the most serious problems with a roof will make it look bad and ruin your home’s curb appeal. Look at your home from the street and see if you notice any broken or missing shingles, uneven decking, rusting flashing, and other unpleasant details.
- Is there debris in your gutters? If you have asphalt shingles, check your gutters for an abundance of granules that occur when the shingles begin deteriorating. This is a good sign the life of the shingles is nearing the end.
- Are there leaks? If your roof is seriously damaged you may notice significant leaks inside. This doesn’t mean it can’t be repaired, it simply means that you need an experienced residential roofer to come assess the damage to help decide if a repair or a replacement is best.
There can be a lot to think about when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof. The good news is that you don’t have to make the decision alone or without the tools to make the right choice for your family. At Perry Roofing, our local Gainesville roofers will come out to your home for a free repair or re-roof estimate and help make sense of your options.
You focus on what matters most to you. We’ll take care of your roof.