Timing and attention to detail are two important aspects when it comes to taking care of your roof. If you replace your roof early, you might be missing the opportunity to benefit from more years of protection. If you choose repairs but the damage is extensive, however, you might end up spending more than you should.
Kidd-Luukko Corporation shares some signs to look for, to determine whether roof repair or replacement is right for your situation.
Every roofing material has its own life expectancy. Asphalt shingles, for one, usually last for up to 20 years, while metal lasts for up to 50 years. If your roof is a bit new or in the middle of its life cycle, then repairs are still appropriate. If it’s nearing the end of its service life, it’s usually more cost-effective to invest in a new one.
Extent of Damage
While it’s easy to think that repairs can save you money, there are times when it might be more expensive. If you detect a roof leak in one area, there’s a great chance it’s isolated and will only need a quick fix. If you spot roof leaks in several places, however, a complete replacement may be a better answer. The source of leaks is typically hard to identify because water doesn’t flow straight down, so seek the help of reliable roofers like Kidd-Luukko Corporation to perform an in-depth inspection.
Another way to assess your roof is to check the shingles. There are many factors that can cause them to curl, crack or go missing. As a rule of thumb, if 25% or more of the roof is damaged, it’s time to consider a new roof.
Is the damage on your roof the result of a hurricane? Most likely, it has sustained severe problems which may not be obvious to an untrained eye. Get a professional assessment so you can file insurance claims immediately.
Still unsure if you need a roof replacement or repair? The experts at Kidd-Luukko Corporation can help. We’ll make sure to provide you with an accurate assessment so you can make informed decisions. Call us at (508) 372-0400 to get a free estimate. We serve residents throughout Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA and Providence, RI.