Summertime is a good time of year to take on much-needed home improvements and repairs. And one area of a home that’s too often overlooked is the roof.
Maybe you’ve been ignoring ceiling spots or you’ve found a shingle or two in your yard. Although these problems can seem minor, they can signify serious underlying problems that could interfere with your family’s health or damage your home’s structure.
If you’re looking at significant roof repairs or it’s been a long time since you’ve had roof maintenance, you may find yourself wondering if it’s better to just replace your roof altogether. In this post from J&J Roofing in Michigan, we’re comparing roof repair and replacement to help you make an informed decision. Contact our roof repair team to schedule a roof inspection today.
Consider Roof Age
When deciding whether to repair a roof or invest in replacement, one of the first things you should consider is the roof’s age. Although architectural shingles can last for four decades or longer, lower-cost roof materials are usually rated for about 20 years. If you don’t know how long ago a roof was installed, a residential roofing contractor can evaluate the condition of your roof.
These are just a few signs that a roof is past its prime:
- Roof sagging
- Missing granules or bald shingles
- Missing shingles
- Buckling and curling shingles
Some homeowners may have trouble finding matching roofing materials for their roofs. Even if similar shingles are available, years of UV exposure can bleach and lighten the color of the roof, making it hard to find a match. Going with a shingle that’s close but not exact can detract from a home’s curb appeal or even affect its sale potential down the road.
Some ongoing roof problems are due to shoddy workmanship the first time around. If you’re continuing to shell out on minor roof repairs from one year to the next, it may be time to start fresh with a new roof and a solid warranty.
Next, it’s important to consider your budget for roof repairs or replacement. Roof replacement is one of the most costly improvements a homeowner will invest in. Many homeowners choose to use financing options to help finance a new roof. At J&J Roofing, we offer two types of financing options.
To find out about financing options or schedule your home roof repair, give us a call at 586-445-6455 or contact us online today