Not another ceiling leak! Inconveniences like these signal that there will be more to come, but you can avoid the dangers and costs. Read on to know when to repair your roof and when to replace it.
Why It CAN’T Wait
So you run into a few roofing issues. Immediate repair or replacement is a luxury, right? Wrong. The expense will be a lot higher after dealing with emergencies as they come. These consequences include:
The rule of thumb is to inspect your roof at least twice a year. Its longevity varies by type of shingle. We primarily work with asphalt and metal at Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors.
Upon safely inspecting your roof in good weather, here are the signals that your roof needs fixing:
It is time to get a new roof if you find:
Asphalt is the most common medium for shingles. Its average lifespan is 15-25 years. Asphalt roofs need fixing upon hail damage, sagging sections, chipping, curling, sand granules, and substantial cracks.
Metal roofs typically last longer: 30-50 years. However, a replacement could be necessary if you notice peeling paint, significant discoloration, extreme rust, sagging sections, or leaks that don’t respond to simple repairs. These cases do require repair.
A simple repair includes repairing or replacing tiles, fixing flashings, patching leaks, and filling cracks.
The thicker shingle will last longer. At Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors we use CertainTeed Landmark Series shingles, a high-quality and beautiful product. So as long as you inspect your roof bi-annually, repair it upon warning signs, and replace it before its warranty, you’ll skip out on significant damage to your home. Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors serves West Michigan with complete roofing services, so feel safe about the roof over your head. A professional roofer can distinguish between the urgency of repair and replacement. So don’t wait, request your FREE roof inspection today!