In our quest to help roofing clients and customer make the best roofing decisions, we are creating roofing infographics. The first of this series is "Do I Need a Roof Replacement or a Roof Repair?". We are in the process of creating more roofing infographics and will add them to this article as they are completed. Enjoy!
Roofing Infographic #1
Do I Need a Roof Replacement or a Roof Repair?
In this Roofing Infographic we go through the decision making process for a home owner to decide if they need a roof repair or a roof replacement. It starts with the question, "How old is your roof?". This is a large factor in determining whether you need a repair or replacement. If your roof is older than 15 years, you should get a roofer to come out and take a look at your roof. Currently, most composite asphalt shingle roofs are in need replacing after 15-23 years. Roof lifetimes are increasing as time goes on if your roof was built with top quality products and if your roof was built with top quality workmanship. This is because roofing materials are better today than they were 12 to 20 years ago.
The next question to answer is, "Do you notice any of the following: Roof Leaks, Curling Shingles, Granular Loss, Pooling Water?". If you notice any of these problems and your roof is newer than 15 years, you most likely need a Roof Repair specialist. If you are not sure, you can always call a roof inspector. A roof inspector will provide an unbiased third party opinion and is a great resource to call in when in doubt.
If your roof is not older than 15 years, and you do not see any problems or your roof inspector says their are no roof problems, then you should be good to relax. Keep in mind just like every other part of your house, your roof requires certain maintenance to maximize its lifetime. Click here for more on roof maintenance.
We are a Seattle area roofing company. That said, if you are in the Seattle or Puget Sound area, you should definitely give a call us today or send us a message if you think you need a roof replacement. If you are in a different part of the USA, you should choose a local roofer to help you with any roofing needs. We have a great articles on going through the process of "How to Find a Roofer".