How to Know When to Replace a Roof
Few things can cause a home owner to panic like the dreaded leaking roof. If you’re like many, you probably wonder whether it’s time for a new roof or if a simple repair will do the trick. Getting a new roof too soon means spending more money early, but frequent repairs isn’t a good choice either. To help you decide between a roof repair and roof replacement, the experts at NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions have some useful advice.
Know Early Signs of a Roof Damage
Roof replacement is no small investment. Sometimes a few simple repairs will do the trick, but if your roof is in bad shape all-around, replacement is the best option. How do you know when
to replace a roof or when to repair one? If you catch roof damage early, a roof repair is most likely to be your best choice. To do this, you first need to know what signs to look for. We recommend inspecting your roof once a year, and if you notice any of the following, reach out to a professional roofer right away:
·Damp spots alongside fireplaces
·Dark areas on ceilings
·Peeling paint on the underside of roof overhangs
·Water stains on pipes venting the water heater or furnace
·Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing
·Singles that are buckling, curling, or blistering
·Piles of grit from asphalt roof tiles in the gutters
Roof Repair or Replacement?
If your roof has some minimal damage or a small leak while the rest of the roof is in good shape, a repair makes the most sense. However, if you see many of the signs above or if your roof is more than 20 years old, then a roof replacement is the best long-term option. If replacement is what you’re facing, then you will be happy to know that you can recoup about 60% of roofing costs during resale, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills, and the curb-appeal of your home will drastically improve—and when you go with quality roofing provided by NEWPRO you will get a new roof that lasts for many years!
Need Reliable New England Roofers? We Can Help!
At NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions, we provide a variety of roofing options. Whether you need quality roof repairs that enhance the lifetime of your roof or a total roof replacement that provides the best value and quality possible, we have the solutions you need for a sound investment!