It can sometimes be hard to tell whether a roofing issue would best be solved by a repair or a complete replacement. Many homeowners assume that repairs are a more cost-effective option, and indeed, if you look at the upfront costs, a replacement can be intimidating. However, repairs can actually be more expensive in the long run, especially if you have to do them over and over again due to recurring issues.
In this post, Gulf Coast Roofing discusses when a roof replacement is more cost-effective than a repair.
When Should You Replace Your Roofing System?
One of the first things that you need to look into is the age of your roof. If it’s already approaching the end of its expected lifespan, it would be more practical to invest in a replacement instead of throwing more money into repairing a failing roof.
You should also consider the severity and extent of the damage. Ask your roofing contractor how this could affect the performance and structural integrity of your roof. Find out if your roof can still be safe and reliable even after a repair.
Other Signs That Your Roof Needs More Than a Repair
You can also check for the following signs of a roof that is beyond repair:
- The presence of mold, fungi or moss are a common indication of moisture problems, which may also be due to other underlying problems in your roof. To confirm the current condition of your roof, hire a professional roofer to carry out an inspection.
- A drooping or sagging roof is a clear sign that replacement is needed.
- If your roof shingles are cracking or buckling, your roofing system is likely worn out. Furthermore, if your roof is shedding an excessive amount of granules, you should start planning for a replacement.
Gulf Coast Roofing is a local company that’s committed to providing its customers with top-notch workmanship. Whether the job is about installing a roof or applying roof coating, rest assured that we will do our best to deliver quality results. Call us at (850) 465-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.