Most roofing problems are solved by repairs. However, there will be a point where you’re better off getting a new roof. In today’s post, local roofing company Diamond Roofing Specialist Inc. discusses the signs that make roof replacement more practical than repairs.
Your Roof Is Too Old
Every roof is expected to last a certain number of years. Asphalt shingle roofs are expected to last 20 to 30 years, metal roofs about 50 years, and tile and slate roofs for about 100 years. Years of protecting your home from the elements will show signs of wear. One of the most common signs of aging is “bald” shingles, which indicates a worn-out granule layer.
Proper maintenance should give you a few more years of service from your roof, but you should nevertheless start planning for a new roof. If you can’t determine your roof’s age — which is often the case when the homeowner is not the house’s first owner — your roofing contractor can inspect your roof and give a fairly accurate estimate of its remaining years.
You’re Seeing Pinhole Lights In the Attic
Pinhole lights in the attic indicate holes where rainwater can infiltrate the roof. You can easily check for this by inspecting the attic during a sunny day. A few holes can be fixed by your roofer depending on whether the holes had led to moisture damage. However, if the holes are present throughout the roof, consider putting your money towards replacement instead of repairs.
The Roof Has Structural Problems
Moisture infiltration can also cause damage to the roof’s framing, which can compromise their ability to support the roofing components placed on them. Installation mistakes or DIY modifications can likewise result in a compromised roofing structure. The most obvious sign of a compromised roofing structure is a crooked or bowed roof line. Under such conditions, it only makes sense to rebuild the framing. Trying to salvage its components may only cost more in terms of labor, and would not guarantee a structurally sound roof.
Diamond Roofing Specialist Inc. is your leading provider of roofing repair and installation services. Give us a call at (203) 815-1765. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Waterbury, Danbury and Watertown, CT.