How To Know If Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacement

As property owners, among the problems we face, are the tearing down, damage, and leaks on our roofs regardless of its material. We often wonder about the best approach in fixing the issue – if we should have it repaired or replaced. To make a wise decision on whether to spend money on roof repair or if it’s time to have a replacement, here are some of the factors you should consider. Your Roof’s Material The life span of your roofing system primarily depends on the type(steep-sloped, low-sloped) and material(polymer, asphalt, metal, etc. ) that is used. They use different ways to identify the problem and require different construction methods. Knowing and understanding your existing roof will help you make the best decision and plan accordingly.Your Roof’s Warranty Performing an independent repair on your roofing might cause the cancellation of its warranty. Most roofings that are under warranty require manufacturer-approved or certified contractors to perform inspections and repairs. It would be best if you take advantage of paying less or none at all while your roof’s warranty is still in effect. When the warranty ends, it’s now your discretion to either get a repair or replacement.Your Roof’s Maturity It might be difficult for you to determine if your roofing system already reached its maturity if you are living in a pre-owned home. But if you have ways of knowing how old is your existing roof, it would be easier for you to determine how long is the time left in its estimated service life. Knowing this information will also help you make the best judgment about whether to invest in a replacement or to perform a repair.Where is the Damage Located Knowing the location of your roof’s damage will also help you decide the best course of action to take. A few damages in some isolated parts of your roof only require repair. However, if the damage is located or affects a large area of your roofing, now that’s the time that you should consider a replacement. Buildings that are prone to severe weather conditions also require durable roofing; thus, replacement is what they need best.Look for Deep-Rooted Issues Sometimes hidden from our knowledge, there are underlying issues that make our roof more prone to damages. These include rainwater that sits on the settled section of low-sloped roofs or the ice build-ups during winter that melt and stays in the roofs for a very long time. Identifying such issues will help you decide which is the best solution – repair or replacement. If you need expert advice, feel free to contact us. We’d be more than glad to use our knowledge and expertise in helping you make the right choice.

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