Roof Repair vs. Replacement: Signs You Should Look Out For

At some point, almost every homeowner will be confronted with the decision of whether to have their roof repaired or replaced. While trusted roofing contractors can inspect your roof and offer their expert opinion, you can make yourself more informed by learning about the tell-tale signs that a roof needs repair vs. replacement.

Signs You Should Look Out For

Signs You Need Roof Repair

One of the best ways to assess your roof’s condition is to perform a visual inspection from the ground. On a clear day, take your binoculars out and inspect every inch around your roof. Look for missing, damaged or loose shingles, and note where you find them. Check protrusions like chimneys, exhaust pipes and dormers, particularly the part where they meet the roof. The flashing should be intact and in place. Check the gutters and make sure there are no loose hangers or gutter lengths.

If you find issues like these isolated to small areas, your roof will likely require simple repairs. Roof leaks also generally require repair rather than roof replacement. Check your roofing warranty to see if repairs are covered. Professional roofers like us can perform roofing repairs without voiding your warranty.

Signs You Need Roof Replacement

Your roof’s age is the first thing to consider when contemplating a replacement. Asphalt shingle roofs over 30 years old typically require replacement. Metal roofs last longer at 50 years, with slate lasting even longer at 70-plus years. If you’re not sure how old your roof is, you can inspect your roof as previously described. Curling or cupping shingles are other signs of aging that you should keep an eye out on.

Ultimately, it’s always wise to consult with a professional roofing contractor to determine your options. Replacing your roof doesn’t just give you a more reliable, better-performing roof; it’s also a chance to rejuvenate your exterior and boost your curb appeal.

Count on Arry’s Roofing to assess your roof’s condition accurately and give you the best roofing options. Call us today at (727) 938-9565 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free roofing estimate. We serve many areas in and near East Lake and Tarpon Springs, FL.