The roof is one of the most important components of your home or business. The roof protects the structure and the contents of everything beneath it. When considering repairing or replacing your roof, it is important to look at these key factors.
- What is the age of my roof? The average lifespan of a typical asphalt shingle roof is anywhere from twenty to fifty years. The lifespan of the roof shingles depends on the type of roof shingles installed such as three-tab or architectural. If your roof has exceeded or is near its life expectancy it would best to replace the roof. If the roof has been newly installed, it may still be under warranty from the company that installed it and in this case, a repair would be the way to go. If the roof is not under warranty but has many years left in its life expectancy, seeking a quote for a repair from a reputable roofing company may be the best option.
- Has a large portion of my roof been damaged due to a storm? In many cases during a large storm such as a hurricane or tornado, large sections of roofing can be damaged. In this case, if a large section of the roof has been damaged it would be best to replace it because the existing roof shingles may have faded and will not match the new roof shingles, even if the new roof shingles are the same color and from the same manufacturer. Also, there may be structural damage under the shingles that you would not be able to see unless the roof shingles are removed.
- Finally, do I want the security and warranty of a new roof or am I okay with the uncertainty of a repair? When determining to repair or replace your roof. Most reputable roofing companies will offer a warranty for a newly installed roof but will not warrantee a repair. I hope this roofing article was helpful in your decision-making process.
- If you are in the Hampton Roads area, Integrity Building and Restoration is here to help with all of your roofing needs. Please check our company out at www.integritybuildingand restoration.com or call (757) 630-6641 to schedule a free estimate.