Repair or Replace Your Sterling Heights Roof?
Whether you are purchasing a home or you own your home, many homeowners biggest fear is whether they’ll need to replace their roof. Roofs don’t last forever, but when the time comes to finally decide to replace or repair their roofs, many homeowners balk at the thought of it. Whether it’s the cost or the time constraints, repairing or replacing their roofs is something that many homeowners put off until they absolutely need it.
However, it’s often more cost effective to repair and maintain your roof rather than allowing your roof to deteriorate until you need to replace it. Regular repairs can help save you money and can prolong the lifespan of your roof. It can be hard to know if your Sterling Heights roof simply needs repairs or if it needs to be replaced. Here are a few ways to determine which solution will work best for your home.
Determining Where You Stand
The first step in deciding whether to repair or replace your Sterling Heights roof is to have a professional determine where you stand. There a few key elements your roofing professional will take into consideration when examining your roof.
- The age of your roof. The average residential roof can last between 15 to 25 years depending on how well it’s been maintained. If your roof is newer, there’s a good chance it simply needs repairs or maintenance. Conversely, if your roof is decades old, there is a good chance that it’s time for your roof to be replaced.
- The health of your shingles. It’s normal for your roof to have a few missing or damaged shingles. Michigan’s changing and inclement weather can take a toll on your roof. However, it’s important that if your roof does have missing shingles that you don’t wait to replace them. Your professional roofing contractors will not only replace shingles but also inspect your roof to determine if there is any underlying damage to the decking of your roof below the shingles. Depending on the damage, it may be better to have your roof replaced.
- The overall condition of your roof. Many homeowners think that if there is a visibly damaged area on their roof that they need to have their entire roof replaced. That isn’t necessarily the case. Your roofing professionals will inspect the interior of your roof, as well as the boards in the attic for signs of moisture. If leaks or damage are caught early, repairs can be a viable option. However, a sagging roof due to moisture can indicate a more serious structural issue and replacing your roof may be the best option.
Never Miss a Thing With Professionals
The best way to determine if you need to repair or replace your roof is to have experienced roofing professionals assess the situation. Here at A and L Flat Roof Repair, we have over 25 years of experience providing services for Sterling Heights and the surrounding areas. Take the guesswork out of repairing your roof and give us a call today at (586) 777-1477!