The question of roof repair vs. roof replacement is one that has been discussed to death, but not without good reason. If it were that easy to give a definitive answer, roofers would’ve dropped the subject ages ago.
The simple truth is that figuring out whether repair or replacement is your best choice isn’t a straightforward process. There is no set formula, no litmus test, no rules set in stone. But that doesn’t mean the answer is anyone’s guess. Here are 5 signs Virginia Beach roofing pros check before deciding whether your roof is due for a replacement:
A typical roof’s life span is between 20 to 25 years, but this varies largely depending on factors like material, workmanship, environment, and whether it was installed over an existing roof. Generally speaking, if your existing roof is more than 20 years old and was installed over old layers of roofing material, replacement would be a better choice.
Water stains on your ceiling are a sign that your roof has a problem with leaks, condensation, poor ventilation, shoddy underlayment, or a combination of the above. The more extensive the visible damage, the greater the chance that your roof will need replacing.
Flashing protects your roof and underlayment from water intrusion. If damage is extensive and has gone unnoticed for a while, the amount of water damage may necessitate a complete roof overhaul.
If a big part of your roof has missing, curling, or buckling shingles, it may be time for a replacement. Shingles naturally weaken over time, but this kind of damage can also be accelerated by poor installation.
Most water leaks can be patched up but, again, depending on the extent of the resulting damage and on how long it has gone unnoticed, your roof’s framework may already have been compromised.
Ultimately, the only definitive way to settle the question is to call reputable Virginia Beach roofers for a free roof estimate. We at The Roofing & Remodeling Company will be more than happy to receive your call. We are a full-service exterior home improvement company offering a broad range of roofing services. For more information or to schedule an estimate, please call at 757-867-6600.