Roof Repair VS Replacement: Which Do You Need?
Your roof plays a critical role in maintaining your home’s curb appeal and security, which is why it's essential to ensure it’s always in the best condition possible. At some point, every homeowner must take on either a roof repair or replacement in order to sustain a durable roof. However, deciphering which service you need isn’t always so straightforward.
There are several factors that set a roof repair apart from a complete replacement. Keeping an eye out for these differences will ensure that you get the most effective service for your home.
Signs Indicating Repair
Few Missing Shingles
While missing shingles can put your home at risk of water damage, the issue can be fixed with a simple repair. As long as there aren’t several shingles missing from your roof, you can avoid a roof replacement. However, prior to taking on the repair, you should ensure that the surface beneath the missing shingles is still in a durable and secure state. Professional contractors will be able to determine whether the area is in need of additional attention and repair.
Only a Couple of Cracked Shingles
While a completely broken roof will require a more serious service, a few cracked shingles can be fixed with a repair. Over time, shingles will eventually split and crack due to weather conditions and varying temperatures. As long as every shingle isn’t severely damaged, you should be able to handle this issue with a professional repair service.
Minor Wind Damage
Strong storms can often leave their marks on your roof. Fortunately, most minor wind storms will leave damage that can be easily repaired by a professional roofing contractor. Oftentimes, your hired contractor will be able to replace a few torn shingles with new ones.
Signs Indicating Replacement
While a roof leak may be easy to repair and overlook in the beginning stages, eventually you will require a complete roof replacement. When left untreated, roof leaks can put your home at risk of mold development, rotting, interior staining, and damaged insulation. If you want to prevent the rest of your roof and home from deteriorating, schedule a replacement service as soon as possible.
When your roof appears to dip and sag, it may be well beyond repair. A sagging roof often indicates there is a severe issue at hand and it's only a matter of time before the house’s entire foundation is impacted. If you’re noticing your home’s roof sagging, contact a professional roofing contractor and schedule an inspection.
Contact Lightning Restoration for Professional Roofing Services
Whether you’re in need of a roof repair or replacement, Lightning Restoration is the team you can count on for fast and professional service. We’ll start your service off with a free inspection so you can feel confident knowing exactly what type of service your roof requires. We’re committed to always supplying our customers with five star customer service and results. Ready to get started? Contact us today at 651-460-9407.