Any damage to your roof needs to be addressed promptly to reduce the risk of more costly problems down the line. If you notice issues with your roofing system, you should call an experienced roofer right away. Today, your roof repair experts discuss the key factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your damaged roof.
Condition of the Roof
If there is organic growth on the roof. Moss and mold can multiply and spread throughout your system’s surface— meaning there’s too much moisture in the area. This compromises the strength and durability of the roof, meaning a roof repair may not be sufficient.
If there are leaks in the attic, you may need a roof replacement. Check for beams of light coming through or dark-colored stains as these both signal the presence of leaks. Immediately contact your roofer for inspection to address the matter.
Noticing damaged shingles? If the damage is isolated to a small area of the roof, you can typically get by with repairs. However, if the damage is widespread or you notice an excessive amount of shingle granules in the gutters, roof replacement is going to be your best bet to truly address the problem.
Age of the Roof
If the roof is more than 20 years old, you’re better off replacing it vs. repairing it. It simply isn’t cost-effective to spend more and more money on repairing a roof that’s just going to need to be replaced a few years later anyway.
Need emergency roof service? We’ve got you covered at Gresham Roofing and Construction. Call us now at (503) 205-9477 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment for your roof estimate.