Understanding if it’s time to patch your roof or completely replace your roof is not an easy decision especially if you are still fairly inexperienced with roofing structures and how they keep your home together. As a roof stands as one of the most important pieces in any home you need to be able to regularly inspect and maintain this surface so that you can be certain your roof can last over many years. Should you repair, patch, or replace your roof?
Quite unfortunately, no roofing material is designed to last forever and whether you have metal roofing flat roofing or traditional shingles there is an expiry date on any type of roofing that you may have. When taken care of and regularly inspected your roof can last for years. When roofing systems start to show the signs of wear it doesn’t take long before they can really start to fall apart. Maintaining your roof and regularly patching your roofing systems can be absolutely crucial to keeping your home its best.
Here are some of the top warning signs that it could be time to completely replace your roof over a quick patching job:
Finding debris inside your home: if you regularly find debris or leaks inside your home this is a good sign that you have a large area of the roof that requires repair. A full replacement of your roof could be the best option here especially if you are regularly getting debris inside the home or water damage.
Shingles are falling off: When a multitude of your shingles have fallen off it’s a very good idea to consider a complete roofing replacement. Sometimes you can patch just a few shingles that may have fallen and exposed your roofing systems but when a multitude of shingles start falling, you should consider complete replacement.
Checking in on your warranty: even the most durable roofing products typically have a 30 year warranty. Most types of shingles will last between 10 to 15 years. The good idea to check in on your warranty and note the last time you had roofing repairs. If it’s been more than 15 years since you’ve had a complete roof replacement, it could be time to do more than just a simple patch.
Keep some of these top ideas in mind about whether or not you should repair, patch, or replace your roof!
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is the owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a Clearwater roofing company. They offer a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Contact us today!