For most South Windsor CT homeowners, it’s challenging to face the fact to repair or replace a roof. Roofing repairs are already expensive, but full tear-off and replacement roofing services cost even more. While virtually every homeowner sees sense in repairing and replacing roofs, it’s never easy to part with an enormous dent on your budget.
The best South Windsor CT roofing maintenance services, including observation and minor repair services for South Windsor CT homeowners, are the best alternatives to roof repair and replacements. These procedures allow roofers to repair small problems while still manageable upon receiving the homeowner’s permission to conduct observation and repairs for a small, subscription-style fee.
However, if it’s inevitable your roof needs repairs or replacements, but you’re confused about which you should go for, it’s always wise to use this simple rule of thumb.
If your roofing repair costs go beyond 50% of a full-on roof tear-off and replacement service, it’s best to replace your roof.
Truthfully, it’s not a rule set in stone. If your 30-year-old roof has repair costs that go below a roof replacement service, it’s wiser to replace it than do otherwise. Most asphalt shingle roofs have 25-30-year lifespans. Therefore, it’s always best to replace aging roofs while repairing younger ones.
First American Roofing has a great post that shows the aesthetic signs of needing roofing replacement. Read more about it below.
1. Your Roof Fails A Visual Inspection
Does your roof look just plain worn out? Do you see moss or dark streaks throughout (both can be a sign of moisture, which is damaging to your roof)? Does your entire roof appear to be sagging? Do you see inconsistent coloring across your shingles? This could mean granules have sloughed off for one reason or another. Granules are your shingles’ first line of defense against bad weather, once the granules are gone, your roof is susceptible to further damage and leaks.
While this may seem like a simplistic approach, you’d be surprised how much information you can gain by simply hopping on the roof and taking a gander. Checking your roof after any significant storm for damage is a good rule of thumb. Damage that goes unchecked will inevitably cause more extensive problems down the road.
2. Many Of Your Neighbors Are Replacing Their Roofs
Are any of your neighbors replacing their roofs? The homes in your neighborhood were likely all built around the same time, so that could certainly be a sign that it’s time to seriously consider a roof replacement. This can also be the case after a severe storm comes through. If your neighbors sustained substantial roof damage, there’s a good chance you did as well. It could be worth an inspection and contacting your homeowner’s insurance regarding widespread damage claims.
Furthermore, if you are looking at selling your house shortly, then replacing your roof may be a wise decision. Down the road, if all your neighbors’ roofs are newer than yours, potential buyers could get hung up on that. Keeping your home up to date with your surrounding neighbors’ curb appeal is a good idea for both roofing and siding.
3. The Shingles On Your Roof Are Curling. (Continue Reading)
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