Roofs are made to last for a very long time. But many factors can affect their condition, such as extreme weather conditions, temperature, moisture, invasive growths, maintenance and unforeseen accidents. And there will always come a time when you’ll have to fix the wear and tear on your roof. When that happens, what should you do? Repair the damage or replace it altogether? Unsure of what choice you should make? Your neighborhood roofing contractors, Krech Exteriors, are here to help you make the choice!
Inspection Comes First
To start, begin inspecting your roof. Assessing and knowing how extensive the damage on your roof is the main priority. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear when you go up to your roof, and make sure that you have someone you trust to come along or observe you from below. If you’re unable to climb up there, or you don’t want to go up the roof, check for internal effects instead. Inspect the ceiling of every room below the roof. If there are any leaks or strange spots, growths or smells coming from your ceiling, make note of them, and report them to your contractor. They will be able to assess your roof for you when they get there and give you a recommendation on whether to repair the affected spots or have your roof replaced altogether.
Get Info About Your Roof
An experienced roofer will always tell you that well-maintained asphalt shingle roofs usually last about 20 years before being replaced. Check your files and records to know more about the condition of your roof. Try to learn when it was built or when it was last repaired or maintained. Knowing the age of your roof helps contractors have a grasp on what to expect and what to recommend.
Make the Choice
Once you’ve assessed or have had your roof assessed, choose between repairing or replacing your roof based on the existing conditions. If the damage is extensive and major, it is always best to have it replaced. Not only does this save money in the long run, but it also saves more time and effort as there will be fewer instances of having the contractors repair your roof every few years or so. It also gives your home a more aesthetic roof that conforms to your preference – not to mention it also increases your home’s selling value.
But if the damage is minor and can be addressed with some repairs and adjustments, then choose to repair it to save costs. But remember, only have it repaired if the damage sustained is repairable and the structural integrity of your roof is still good for a decade or so.
Krech Exteriors is the name you can rely on when it comes to hiring professional and reliable roofing services! We offer only the best assistance partnered with a great selection of reliable materials you can choose from to suit your needs. For any inquiries, you can reach us at (651) 349-4514 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners and clients in Minneapolis, MN.