Should I Repair Or Replace My Roof
October 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
One of the most common questions we hear regarding roofing is "Should I Replace or Repair My Roof"? As one of the only roofing contractors in the Charlotte metropolitan area who still repair roofs, we can easily tell you which option is the best, but before we do that, there are several items to look at. Here are the top items to consider when deciding to repair or replace your roof.
First we need to examine the main warning signs of roof damage. Damage to your roof can be caused by physical force such as wind, hail storms, and fallen trees. Any of these things can easily damage shingles and expose your house to the elements. This normally calls for a repair, although some roofs 10 years and older may be an exception. If your roof is older than 10 years, the same shingles used on your roof previously may not be currently available. There is the aesthetic problem of the new shingles not matching their older worn counterparts and your tolerance for this appearance.
A roof replacement can be necessary even after what may seem to be minor damage to your roof. Hail damage is an example, where the hail hits are of large enough in size or quantity to damage the integrity of the entire shingle system, lessening the life expectancy of the roof.
Age of your Roof
Traditional shingle materials such as fiberglass or asphalt shingles only have a varied lifetime, where their expensive counterparts such as slate, clay, and metal can last for centuries. If your roof is approaching the end of its life it is time to have it checked out to make sure that it is still functioning as it should. You do not want to cost yourself extensive wood and interior repair because of delay in addressing a failing roof.
We suggest that you have your roof inspected by a roofing professional every 5 years, at a minimum, to access its condition.
If you are considering repairing or replacing your current roof, please call H & S Roofing & Gutters at 704-334-9934. Since 1939 we have been Charlotte's top rated specialist in roof and gutter repair and replacement. No matter the concern you have with your roof or gutters, we have the experience
and knowledge needed to properly tell if your roof or gutters needs a minor repair, or a complete replacement. Call us at 704-334-9934 for a FREE estimate.