Like all parts of a house, a roof requires close attention to detail and regular maintenance. Getting to the root of the problem, however, is not always easy. That is because most homeowners do not visually notice any issues until it is far too late. Take for instance frequent weather humidity conditions that can cause improper ventilation in attics. This problem is often unnoticeable and can cause roof temperature damage over time. To consider the repair or replacement of a residential roof, be sure to evaluate thoroughly with these helpful tips.
Roof Repair Route
Some of the ways to figure out if you need to go the roof repair route will slightly depend on how much actual damage is on the roof. Look out for a few missing shingles, minor water damage issues, loose flashing, light debris with roof damage caused by trees and strong winds and even loose siding. If you are unsure of the degree of the necessary residential roof repair, it is important to get a roof inspection to evaluate the condition of regular wear and tear. Luckily, roof repairs are a quick easy fix but nonetheless should never be underestimated. Even a new roof is prone to damaging risk factors with mishaps such as a tree collapsing if a severe weather storm hits.
Roof Replacement Option
There is another alternative but necessary option when a residential roof replacement calls for desperate measures. The first sign is the age of the roof. The older the roof, the more visible signs the roof endures. The second sign is a considerable amount of damage due to large cracks of the shingles, missing roof material, frequent leaks and collateral damage with surrounding trees. Severe weather conditions and poor maintenance roof repairs are known to add to common roof replacements. The third sign is to notice the number of layers. A roof should have no more than two. It is good to keep up with annual roof inspections to check for layering. Roof replacement requires a much bigger investment than roof repairs alone. Cosmetic-wise, a roof replacement is always a good investment as it extends the lifespan of the roof but also appears as an attractive selling point.
Pro Tip: Always check with your homeowners’ roof insurance policies to discuss how much is covered due to any damages. Sometimes, it is worth having a roof replacement done versus a residential roof repair depending on the eligible roof conditions.
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