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Do You Need a Roof Repair or a Replacement?

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It can be hard to tell when you need a new roof if you don’t know how long it has been since your roof was redone. You may just need repairs if your roof shows signs of minor damage and has a good lifespan left. An inspection of your roof by a professional can help you determine the work you need to do to keep your roof secure..

Read about the signs for a roof repair and a roof replacement to know what type of work you may need done on your roof. Then, call us to schedule an appointment.

A Roof Repair

Minor leaks can happen even if a roof is still in good shape. There are weaker spots on a roof such as the seal around a skylight. If there is a storm, strong winds may blow off shingles. It only takes a few shingles flying off to cause a leak. Luckily, this issue is easy to spot because shingles can be seen from the outside.

Missing shingles can also happen if there is debris like branches that are thrown against the roof by strong winds and a nearby tree. In Florida, strong winds can happen when there is a hurricane or a thunderstorm. It is a good idea to check your roof for signs of damage after a storm. Roofing shingles can be repaired by a company for an immediate stop to any leaks.

If you know the lifespan of your roof and when the last time the whole roof was repaired, you probably know when the next re-roofing will need to be done. Shingle roofs can last from 15 to 20 years in good condition. That is, as long as there is not any extenuating damage or intense weather conditions.

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A roof that is inspected regularly will be easier to repair than to completely redo for weakening issues like mold. If minor leaks go unchecked, it can cause wetness to get into the wood because leaks will be coming in every time it rains.

Check your roof regularly for storm damage so you can put a stop to leaks and moisture getting into your roof. But, if there is more moisture in your roof than a small leak, you may need an entire roof replacement.

A Roof Replacement

Major leaks can cause a lot of moisture and lead to mold. If you spot signs of mold, that means there is water trapped in your roof and there is probably a leak. Mold can show up as discolored spots on walls and ceilings.

A lot of moisture will cause wood to swell and start sagging. Another sign you may need an entire roof replacement is spots in your roof that either sink into your home or swell out in a rounded shape. Soft wood that has been wet and not allowed to dry out will become weak and cause the roof to lose its string shape and structure.

Your roof may be at the end of its lifespan and getting a new roof will be cheaper than waiting to get a new roof when there is damage. The symptoms of major leaks, mold, and sagging can actually cost homeowners more money in the long run because the inspection may find more damage when they tear up the old roof.

Here To Help

Whether you need a repair on your roof or a completely new roof, we are always here to provide you with the help you need. Hire a professional to ensure your roof is taken care of the first time to avoid issues in the future.

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Then please call us at (772) 453-7219 or complete our online request form.