Talking About Roofing Services

Talking About Roofing Services

Tips For Deciding When To Repair Or Replace Your Roof

Brittany Howard

Is your roof starting to show its age? Are you wondering whether it's time to replace your roof or if you can get by with a simple repair? Although you should ask a roofing professional about your roof in particular, here are some different issues and what they might mean for your roof:

Missing shingles: It's almost inevitable that your roof will start to loose shingles as it ages. When a large storm blows through, it shouldn't be too big a surprise if you find that one or more shingles have gone missing as a result. If it's just a few shingles from a small section of your roof, then roofing repair may still be a good option for you. But if your roof has lost several shingles from all across your roof, it may be time to replace the whole thing. Each shingle that falls off means that any or all the six or eight shingles around it may also need to be replaced during the course of the repair. If it looks like you may have to pull up a significant portion your roof in order to replace the damaged shingles, pulling up the whole roof and replacing it may actually end up costing less than the repair.

Leaky roof: When your roof is leaking, you may start to think that the whole thing needs to be replaced. While this may be true, it may also be that your roof flashing has gone bad. The flashing on your roof is made from strips of metal that get nailed down underneath the shingles. It goes in your roof valleys, on the peaks and around any vents and helps prevent water from entering your home. When the flashing gets reused, instead of replaced, it can be all but impossible to use the exact same nail holes as before. As a result, water may eventually start to leak into your home. Fortunately, this roof repair is rather simple and should only require a small portion of your shingles to be temporarily removed so that the flashing can be replaced properly.

Curling shingles: If you live in an area that is hot and with little actual storm activity, you may start to see some shingles curling around the edge. Since a shingle that is in good condition isn't going to curl, the damaged shingles need to be replaced. However, instead of a simple roof repair, you may need to have the entire roof replaced. If the damaged shingles are in the sun and most of the roof is in the shade, you may be able to put off replacing your roof for now. Ask your roofing professional whether you can put off a re-roofing project for now or if everything needs to be done as soon as possible.Contact a business, such as HomeTowne Roofing, for more information. 


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Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.