If your roof is showing signs of wear and tear, schedule a professional roof inspection immediately and don’t let any damage linger. Your contractor will let you know if it’s time for a repair or a replacement.
DANGERS OF IGNORING ROOF REPAIRS
Your roof constantly protects you and your loved ones from outdoor elements. Each new season, you depend on your roof to shield you and keep you safe. But be mindful not to take this sense of security for granted by ignoring roof repairs. Skipping routine maintenance and being unaware of your roof’s condition could cost you in the long run.
With every hailstorm, hot sunny day, and ice-cold blizzard, your roof experiences gradual wear. Eventually, you’ll have to invest in roof repairs. If the problem is too far gone, a roof replacement is the best option for your safety.
Before you decide, learn the signs that let you know when to repair or replace your roof:
SIGNS YOU NEED ROOF REPAIRS
Roof repairs are an inexpensive solution for minor issues. Being proactive and hiring professionals to fix problem areas extends the lifespan of your current structure. If it’s time for a roof repair, your inspector will notice things such as leaks around the chimney; cracked, blistering, or missing shingles; or granules in your gutters.
Another clear indicator you may notice without the help of an inspector is moss or fungi buildup on the roof’s surface. If you see green, that means there’s entrapped moisture. Not only is this an eyesore, but this odor-causing growth is also harmful to your indoor air quality (IAQ)—it contributes to respiratory illnesses, asthma flare-ups, and allergies.
SIGNS YOU NEED ROOF REPLACEMENT
he lifespan of your roof depends on various factors, including initial installation, material, and of course, annual upkeep. Asphalt shingles can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years before requiring replacement. If your roof is nearing the end of its life, experts recommend implementing annual inspections. This helps you find issues early on and fix them before it’s too late.
You know it’s time for a roof replacement if there’s substantial water damage that creates stains on the walls and ceilings. What makes matters worse is entrapped moisture can lead to a sagging or drooping roof, which is a sign of rotting roofing materials. If your shingles are collectively deteriorating, your roof can cave in when the damage has overwhelmed the substrate. At this point, a replacement is long overdue.
Lastly, if a severe storm causes large tree limbs or other objects to crash onto your roof, then, of course, repairs won’t suffice—if your entire roofing structure is ruined, a replacement is mandatory.
PRIORITIZE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE TO AVOID MORE COSTLY ISSUES
Don’t allow roof damage to disrupt your peace of mind. It’s better to know whether you need repairs or a replacement as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary expenses. Damaged roofing can lead to several issues. For example, you could notice increased utility bills due to poor roofing ventilation and insulation. When there are cracks and openings in the roof deck, you over-exhaust your HVAC system to keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Additionally, a poor roofing structure could result in the loss of homeowners insurance. If your home is deemed a liability, agencies can deny you coverage, which leaves you to pay for repairs or an expensive replacement out of pocket. Even if you decide to move to a new home with a safer roof, the damage on your previous home decreases your resale value. Prospective buyers consider safety first and foremost, but they also look for curb appeal. An old, damaged roof won’t attract potential buyers—no one wants to live in an unsafe, unsightly home that needs substantial roof repairs.
NO CHALLENGE IS TOO TOUGH FOR STONE CREEK ROOFING
Stone Creek Roofing’s experts are well-versed in the industry. We’ve seen it all, from roof leak damage to the aftermath of inclement weather. Many factors can cause damage to roof shingles, and we have a multitude of solutions to eliminate your worries.
Our portfolio of services includes but is not limited to re-roofing, repairs, and replacement. Plus, we’re multifaceted professionals who work with insurance companies to help you simplify your claim filing process—we don’t leave you to navigate the complexities on your own. Stone Creek is your Colorado roofing contractor that has been serving the region for over 10 years. We look forward to providing a roof you can take pride in and that offers you peace of mind.