The only place raindrops should be falling on your head is outdoors. If each storm rolling through has you worried that your roof is going to spring a leak, it could be time to either repair or replace your roof. Here are a few things you should know when trying to decide whether to repair or replace your shingle roof.
When is a Repair Your Best Option?
Torn or damaged shingles are usually an easy and inexpensive repair. If your roof is relatively new, a roofing repair may be your best option; especially if you have some spare shingles set aside. A repair is also a good option when your roof young and still under warranty.
But what if your roof is old or you do not have spare shingles? You should ask your contractor to match the color as close as possible to avoid an ugly patch job; especially if the repair is in a prominent area.
If you have a minor leak, it could be as simple as replacing a shingle, filling a small hole underneath or replacing a piece of flashing. So do not delay, because a small leak that requires a small repair at its onset can quickly grow into a major repair.
When Shingle Replacement Makes More Sense
Not all damage to a roof requires a complete replacement of all your shingles. However, there are times where replacing your shingle roof makes more sense, including:
- Your roof is nearing or past its expected lifespan
- You have numerous leaks that require different sections of shingles to be replaced
- Your shingles are curling at the edges or are beginning to buckle
- There is an accumulation of asphalt granules in your gutters or on the ground around your home
- Your roof already has multiple layers of shingles on it
- There are areas of your roof showing signs of sagging, which is a sign of a more serious problem
When a large area is damaged in a storm, you may need to replace an entire section of shingles. However, it may be more cost-efficient, in the long run, to replace your entire roof at the same time. You will avoid paying setup costs again and price increases of materials in the future.
Most importantly, if you plan to sell your home soon, you want your roof looking its best. Having a section of shingles that do not match the rest can turn off potential buyers.
Don’t wait for the next bad storm to hit. See how we can help! Perfection Roofing is proud to be Tulsa Oklahoma’s Trusted Roofing Contractor for over 38 years! Contact us today to connect with one of our roofing specialists to schedule your free roof inspection.