You are a savvy homeowner who understands that the roof is one of the most crucial components of your home. You’ve addressed maintenance issues in a timely manner, but your roof seems to need additional repair. How can you be sure when it’s time for a replacement instead of repair? Here are a few things to consider.
Age of your roof
Several factors come into play when determining how long a roof will last. Geographic location, roof composition, and weather each have an effect on roof longevity. Under optimal conditions, a typical asphalt shingle roof may last as long as 25 years. Clay tile roofs can last even longer.
Step back from your house and take a look at your roof. If you notice missing shingles or shingles which are curling at the edges, it may be time for a roof replacement. Asphalt shingles don’t last forever, and they can get old before their time due to harsh weather. If weather isn’t the issue, the shingles may have been incorrectly installed. Another cause of shingle failure is poor roof ventilation. In any case, Bill West Roofing would be happy to diagnose your shingle problems and provide a free repair or replacement estimate.
If your ceilings leak in one more places every time it rains, it’s definitely time for a professional roof inspection. Many things, including loose flashing, broken shingles, cracked vent booting, and improperly installed skylights can cause a roof to spring leaks.
A sagging roof can indicate several things, and not all of them are signs of imminent roof replacement. According to experts at Answers magazine, older roofs which sagged as oversize timbers settled and dried may be structurally sound despite a slight deformity. A newer roof which shows signs of sagging should be inspected and repaired to prevent further damage.
Repair cost vs. price of replacement
To ensure the integrity of your home, be sure to work with a trusted local roofer who will give you an honest appraisal of the condition of your roof. Sometimes, a simple repair is the only thing needed. If repair costs keep adding up, however, replacing the roof may be the smart choice.
When you’re ready to know more about roof repair and replacement, contact Bill West Roofing at your earliest convenience. We offer exceptional service and financing options in Blue Springs and Oak Grove.