How can you tell if your roof is in good working condition? Does it need minor or major repairs? Or is it more practical to install a new roof?
Homeowners or property owners may find it overwhelming to decide whether it’s time to get a new roof or the existing roof just needs to be fixed. There are times when the need for a new roof is very obvious but most of the time, it is really hard to tell.
Here are some instances when getting a new roof makes much more sense.
Severe storm damages
Storms can put a lot of strain on your roof. Strong winds can blow off roof shingles or cause trees or tree branches to fall and puncture your roof. If your roof has minor damages, heavy rains can lead to a leaky roof. And we all know how a leaky roof can be linked to many problems.
If you’ve experienced this firsthand, rather than repairing every damage the storm has caused, it can be wiser to consider getting a new roof instead.
When water damage is already visible and it has caused other irreversible damages to the structure of the building, the repair can cost a fortune. Installing a new roof is a more practical option in this case.
A roof typically lasts for around 20 years provided that it has been installed properly. However, unwanted factors and circumstances may shorten its lifespan. So even if it is still far from its 20th birthday, if it shows signs that it needs to be replaced, then do so.
Moss or algae growth
If you notice that your shingles are covered with green matters such as moss or algae and you just can’t stand it, contact a reliable roofer to get rid of it. Or, you can have your roof replaced with algae-resistant tiles.
High utility bills
Are you getting unbelievably high energy bills these past years? It may be due to faulty insulation in the attic. A roof replacement can be a viable solution to this. With a new roof, you can cut down energy costs and stay comfortable through the blazing hot summer days.
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