There will come a time where you will have to decide between repairing your roof and having it replaced. It can be difficult to pinpoint the right option for you, however, which is why you must be aware of the issues surrounding your roof.
Today, Gulf Coast Roofing, your local shingle roof installation contractor, gives you an overview of deciding between the two roofing projects.
The Importance of a Roof Inspection
Conducting a roof inspection helps you determine whether you are going to have it repaired or replaced. You can do this without getting up a ladder. With a good pair of binoculars, check the roof surface for signs of damage.
If you have a shingle roof, look out for any cracks and signs of curling and cupping. If you have a metal roof, check for loose nails, lifted fasteners and noticeable rust marks. Also, pay close attention to the roof edges, valleys and areas of the roof where it meets a dormer or wall. These areas have flashings, which helps stop water from penetrating the roof’s inner layers and cause moisture damage. For a more thorough inspection, consider hiring a reputable roofing contractor like us.
Should You Repair or Replace?
Now that you are aware of your roof’s condition, it’s time to decide whether you should have it repaired or replaced. One thing to look into is the roof’s age. Cracked and curling shingles usually means one of two things: the roof isn’t getting as much protection as it should or it has reached the end of its life span. If that’s the case, then a roof replacement is due.
Repairs, however, are necessary only if the issues are situated on a certain spot on the roofing system. It is also a practical solution if the roof is still yet to reach past its life span. The idea for this project is to keep the roof in its best condition, especially in preparation for extreme conditions associated with summer or winter or inclement weather like strong winds, hail, and rainstorms.
Count on the sloped and flat roof specialists from Gulf Coast Roofing when it comes to your roofing needs. Upon assessing the damage, we will guide you toward a decision to either repair or replace your roofing system.
Call (850) 465-7663 today or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.