Your roof is the front line of defense that helps protect your family, belongings and lifestyle from the elements. A roofing system is only as strong as its weakest link, and a crack in the system can lead to leaks allowing moisture into your home, which enhances the risk of mold forming and even water damage.
When it comes to replacing your roof, there are many options from:
Whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced is entirely dependent on the condition of your roof. Sometimes a quick repair is all that is needed to stop a leaky roof, perhaps there is a missing shingle or direct hole. Other times, a leak can be a result from repeated hail damage, dislodging granules from your shingles and exposing it to the elements, and wind blowing around your shingles. This widespread storm damage may require a complete roof replacement in order to fix the integrity of your roofing system.
The easy answer to repair or replacement is simple: it depends.
Upon setting up an appointment, your roofing contractor will do a complete and thorough inspection of your roof to examine its integrity. A full assessment reveals the structural state of your roof. Is there widespread storm damage (missing or blown of shingles, significant hail damage, etc.)? What is causing the leaks? Is there any rotting wood in the underlayment or cross boards? There are all important to consider when assessing the structural condition of your roof and these discoveries will be explained to you in-depth after an inspection.
If you have a relatively recent roof, and repairs can extend the lifespan of your roof for a significant period of time, at a fraction of the cost of a full re-roof, then may be your best course of action. However, if repairs will simply be patch work to mask the root problem, that will be examined as well. A roof replacement is not inexpensive, and should only be suggested if repairs will be ineffective. But, continued repairs instead of addressing the root problems can also be more costly over the long-term.