Most homeowners view their roof as a substantial investment, which is why it is in their best interest to keep their roofing system in top condition at all times. However, there will come a time when a complete roof replacement is a more prudent course of action over constant roof repairs.
Ken Morton & Sons LLC, a GAF Master Elite® roofer, explains when a replacement makes more sense than repairs.
When It’s Aging
A properly installed and maintained asphalt shingle roof can last up to 20 years. But its shingles would eventually fracture, brittle, and curl, indicating they have lost their weather protection. Old shingles may also seem “bald” due to granule loss; granules may be seen in gutters or near downspouts.
When It’s Badly Damaged
When your roof is severely damaged, you must replace it. Roof restoration would just be a band-aid solution that would almost certainly result in more damage over time. Water damage and leaks in your attic and walls are symptoms of a roof that has been extensively damaged. You can also look for sagging or bruised shingles.
When It Has Massive Leaks
Do your walls and ceiling have water stains? Is your attic’s wood structure moldy and rotten? Maybe you can see sunlight coming in through the roof openings. To avoid future water damage to your house, call Masters Roofing right away for a full inspection. If repairs aren’t possible, roofing contractors recommend a new roof.
When Its Structural Integrity Has Been Compromised
Most of these issues are irreparable and necessitate a new roof. Moisture trapped in your roof and other underlying issues can create some of these troubles. If you see regular repairs, you should consider a full roof replacement. The money you’ll spend on repairs is better spent on a new roof that will last for years.
When It Does Not Meet Current Building Codes
You should follow local building codes. Safety and house value depend on it. A deteriorated roof does not meet any construction code. It may potentially generate major property issues. Roof replacement is an easy way to fulfill building standards. This will help you if you ever decide to sell your home.
Since 1985, Ken Morton & Sons LLC has been a reputable roofing and siding contractor in Washington Township and the neighboring areas. We are the area’s most trusted source for roof installation and siding repair, having earned a reputation for client satisfaction and superior craftsmanship.
Give us a call at (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Woodstown, NJ, and the surrounding communities.