When your roofing system is close to failing, it’s not easy to decide whether a simple repair work or a full-blown replacement is what it needs. WABO Roofing Systems, your trusted local roofer, discusses how to decide between general roof repair or a full roof replacement.
The Age of Your Roof Matters
Determining whether to get repair or replacement can be simple if you know the age of your roof. At a certain point, any repair work will cost as much as a whole replacement. For asphalt shingles, this is year 20 since these roofing systems have an average life span of 15 to 20 years. If your current roof is at least two decades old, it’s better to replace it.
The Extent of the Damage
Roof repair should be your choice if you’re addressing a specific part of your roof, such as a missing or cracked shingle. Replacements, on the other hand, are necessary if the entire component of the roofing structure, such as the underlayment, is damaged. Repairs are ideal for short-term problems while roof replacements are for long-term ones.
Know the Signs
Leaks and moisture damage on your roof usually only require repair work as these, in the earlier stages, are isolated incidents in your roofing. Replacement isn’t necessary unless the leak has grown considerably and has affected a larger portion of the roof.
Roofing granules that have been stripped off, on the other hand, require roof replacement. In this case, the ability of the shingles to protect your home from elemental damage is essentially weakened without the granules.
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