As a homeowner, it’s difficult to know exactly whether roof replacement or roof repairs are needed. However, there are some key signs that can tell you it may be time to think about a roof replacement in lieu of roof repairs.
Your Roof has Passed Its Prime
No matter what type of roof system you have, there is a limit to how long it will last. For instance, if your shingle roof is 12 or more years old, it’s probably time to consider a new installation or reroof. Shingles are designed to last 10-15 years, so if you have gone 12 already, your roof has held up nicely. Metal and tile roofs last substantially longer at 30-50 years, but will still need to be replaced at some point. Once your roof material has reached its end, you will begin to notice more repairs being needed.
Large Amounts of Damage
When a large amount of damage happens to your roof, either by fire, storm, or debris, it may be a good idea to replace it if your insurance is willing. When your roof suffers large amounts of damage, the structure can be compromised and you may begin having more problems, more often if you don’t opt for replacement.
A new roof can add thousands to your home’s value. When buying a home, buyers like the fact that they will not have to worry about roof repairs anytime soon. They are also pleased with the substantial homeowner’s discount available with many new roofing systems.
Your roof is your home’s most substantial protective system. If it begins to fail, problems like water damage and warping could begin to surface. If you think you may need a new roof or if you need a few repairs, call the experts at Southern Strong Roofing and Construction to get your home back to normal fast.