Maintaining your roof can be a big job for any homeowner. Proper roof maintenance and regular inspections can ensure your roof stays in great shape, but we all know things can happen. It can be tough to tell if your roof needs a repair or if it needs to be replaced. If you notice something about your roof to be concerned about and you're unsure of the best course of action, follow these three steps:
- Evaluate the condition of your roof.
- Assess the financial feasibility of roof repair or replacement.
- Decide on how to proceed after weighing all factors.
Before making any major decisions about your roof, you need to evaluate its condition and the cost to repair or replace it. The first step is to do an inspection of your roof. If you notice any curled, cracked or missing shingles, they need to be repaired or replaced to avoid severe damage. High heat, high wind and even animals can loosen and move shingles over time. Missing shingles can expose the roof to further damage. If caught early, homeowners can repair the patchy areas without impacting the roof's performance or life expectancy.
Another sign your roof needs repairs or to be replaced is water damage inside the house. Water damage on the ceiling or walls can indicate a leak in your roof. Leaking roofs can lead to undetected water damage for months or years. Roof leaks have the potential to do significant damage to your roof or even your home that will need costly repairs.
It's essential for homeowners to monitor their roofs for signs of leaks and damage and have them fixed promptly before significant damage occurs. At United Roofing & Exteriors, we provide regular roofing maintenance. Our roofing experts can examine every inch to spot any damage, leaks, and signs of potential problems. We can then let you know if the best option is repair or replacement and provide an estimate for the work.
After you have determined the condition of your roof, decide which option is best for your roof. If you are missing a few roof shingles and there are no visible signs of damage to your roof, but you have noticed a leak from time to time, roof repair may be the best option. Suppose your roof is seriously damaged or is near the end of its lifespan. In that case, roof replacement is likely a better alternative. Consider replacing if your roof is nearing 20 years old and has been damaged by the elements over time. United Roofing & Exteriors offers affordable roofing repair and replacement and emergency repair services for all your roofing needs.
Before deciding how you should proceed, make sure you weigh all factors. What kind of budget do you have? If you don't have the funds for total roof replacement, repairing may be your best option. Assess how much upkeep it would require to keep your current roof in good condition so that it lasts as long as possible. If you find that repairing is too costly or takes too much time, replacement may be a better choice. Find out if your home insurance policy will cover repairs; they can assess what options are available for you and provide recommendations for the best course of action.
A significant factor in choosing whether to repair or replace your roof is its condition. Whether you decide on a repair or a replacement of your roof, our expert roofing contractors will help you find the most effective option for you and your budget. We repair both private and commercial properties and will never attempt and offer you an entirely new roof unless it is vital. United Roofing & Exteriors has provided expert roofing services for over a decade. Our certified and experienced roofers can provide almost any service, including roof repairs, roof replacement, siding, eaves, and cladding. Whether you come to us for simple roof repair, a complete roofing replacement, or find yourself in need of an emergency roof repair. United Roofing & Exteriors has the experience and the knowledge to complete the job effectively. Contact us today for a free estimate!