Your roof is an important part of your home. It protects your home from weather-related damage. If you have a shingle roof, you know that depending on the type of shingles you have, your roof will have a lifespan of between 15 and 50+ years. You also know that routine maintenance is essential in order to extend the lifespan of your roof for as long as possible. Regardless of how zealous you are about keeping your roof well-maintained, damage can still occur due to severe storms. Your roof can also become worn down over the course of time. Shingle roof repair is less expensive than installing a completely new roof, but repair may not always be adequate to fix the problem . . . so how can you determine which one you need?
You can begin by inspecting your roof from the interior of your home. Go into your attic and ask the following questions:
- Is there any light shining through from outside?
- Are there any places where your roof is sagging?
- Are there any dark spots? If so, this means that there is a good chance that mold is beginning to grow.
- Do you see any signs of obvious water damage?
Keep track of the answers to these questions and then go outside of your home and observe the roof. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there any visible damage?
- Can you see anywhere that moisture is able to enter your roof?
- Are your shingles looking worn? The older your shingles get, the more granules will come off of them.
- Are your gutters and downspouts draining properly?
If you are concerned about the state of your roof based on the answers to these questions, you may be in need of a shingle roof repair or replacement. At Slippery Slope Roofing, we are able to gauge the severity of existing damage and help you decide which solution would be most cost-effective. Contact us at the first signs of damage and we can inspect your roof and advise you as to whether it would be best to complete a simple shingle roof repair or if you are in need of a completely new roof.