Repair or Replace – How to know whether to repair, patch, or replace your roof

The start of a new year is a great time to make sure everything in your home is working correctly. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, so it is crucial that it stays in the best condition. If you have seen signs of damage on your roof, keep reading to find out whether you should repair the damage or replace your roof. Schedule your FREE roof inspection with us today. 

Warning Signs

The first thing you need to do is determine if you have damage. Roof damages could stand out at first glance or could be subtle. To ensure you find any and all damage, you should inspect your roof from the outside and the inside. 

When checking the outside of the roof, look for the presence of water spots and discoloration. These water damage areas cause the shingles to warp. Pay close attention to the spots where the roof meets the exterior walls as the transition lines can become distorted when damaged.

Another way to quickly spot damage is the gutters. A damaged roof may lead to little granules clogging the gutters. These granules come from damaged shingles or those that have been exposed to too much sunlight. Cracked or distorted shingles could mean the shingles are breaking down due to weather or the lack of proper ventilation on the inside.

Inspecting the inside is just as important as the outside. Pay attention to the attic space or rooms closest to the top of the house. Water damage on the ceiling and walls of these spaces could indicate roof damage.  

All of these warning signs mean that you need to contact WeatherShield Roofing & Sheetmetal to replace or repair your roof. We can help you determine what the best options are for you. 

Roof Repair 

Roof repair is the better option in most cases and can extend the life of your roof without the expense of replacing it. There are a few conditions when roof repair is the better idea. 

How old is your roof? If your house and roof are newer, chances are you can repair the damage. The expert roofers at WeatherShield Roofing & Sheetmetal will help you determine the age and quality of your roof. 

If you know when and how your roof was damaged can help determine whether repair is enough. For example, if there was just a major storm, chances are the roof damage was a result of the storm. Any damage resulting from weather can usually be repaired. Exterior damage will be visible in these cases. 

You also need to evaluate the extent of the damage. If there are a couple of missing shingles, you should be able to repair without issue. 

Roof Replacement

Just like anything else in your home, replacement is necessary at some point in the life of your roof. If your roof is old or nearing the end of its original 20 to 30-year warranty, replacement is a safe bet. WeatherShield can help determine the age of your roof if you do not know. 

If the damage to your roof is extensive, replacement might be the better option. Damage that has started to affect the structural integrity of the roof needs to be addressed immediately. If you notice a lot of water damage or leaks inside your home, your roof needs replacing. The top priority should always be to have a solid roof over your head. 

Whether roof repair or replacement is necessary, it is important to take action as soon as you see damage. The longer your roof is left damaged, the more exposed your home is to the elements. Contact WeatherShield Roofing & Sheetmetal for all your roofing needs today at (817) 441-1446 We are your roofing experts!