Should you repair your roof or can you just replace it? You have noticed that it has gotten more wear and tear on it, but how do you know if you can simply repair it or if it needs to be replaced? You want to repair it because that seems faster and less expensive, but sometimes it is necessary to replace it. How can you tell how to handle your roof problems? The following content will describe three situations where you must replace the roof instead of repair it.
The Roof Is Old
You have notcied that a shingle or two is missing. Before you assume a simple repair is all that the roof needs, consider its age. Old roofs are better off being replaced rather than fixed. Asphalt roofs will last about 15 years, and clay or concrete about 30 to 50 years. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it is time to invest in a new one.
The Damage Is Worsening
You cannot tell the real condition of the roof by looking at it from outside. Missing and damaged shingles are good indicators of more serious issues, but if there is leaking or water staining that you can see from the ceiling inside it is a sign that there is wood rot or mold present. Get a replacement as soon as you can.
You Are Selling Your House
Old roofs will not attract buyers. If you are selling your home, you will get more money for it by replacing the roof. You want to replace it before selling the house especially if it is in bad need of repair or it is close to the end of its lifespan.
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