Is your roof showing various signs of damage? If so, you may be torn between ordering repairs, or asking for a total roof replacement. Roof replacements are expensive, but in some cases, when damages are too severe, the replacement cost is actually less expensive in the long run. In essence, the amount of damages will determine if repair or replacement is the best avenue, so consult with a qualified roofer to be sure. Today we will go over several roof problems that may call for a roof replacement.
Age can serve as an important clue of the requirement for roofing replacement. Most shingle roofs, for instance, last for around two decades. A roofing system that has lasted that amount of time must at least receive a check-up. To keep things simple, if you aren’t sure how old your roof is, it may be best to ask a roofer about it’s condition.
Missing or Damaged Shingles:
An abundance of cracked, buckled, curled, or missing shingles reveals that a roofing system requires replacement. As you replace more and more of your shingles, your roof will start to appear patchworked. Also, missing or damaged shingles can indicate serious, hidden problems with your roof. Extreme winds could only have removed a small number of shingles, while leaving the rest loosened and ready to go at any time.
Water is one of the most destructive forces on a roof, shortly after wind. Wind allows water into the roof, and when water gets in through any exposed decking, mold and other problems will start to occur. As the water damage worsens, it can cause the underside of your roof to rot, which will soon affect the entire house.