Homeownership is a goal that many people have. It is a great way to prepare for retirement. Owning a home allows you to entertain your family and friends. You have a place for your family to come together during the holidays. However, one of the most important roles of being a homeowner is upkeeping your home. Over time, weather conditions can lead to the damage of your roof. When you are facing issues with your roof, you may be wondering when it is time to do a full roof replacement.
Is Patching Your Roof Enough?
Sometimes, all you need to do is replace a few shingles to improve the aesthetic and functionality of your roof. Asphalt shingles are a great choice as they can last decades. Roofs today are designed to last about the same time as your home. When making a decision on your roof, though, you may want to have it inspected by a professional to make sure the decking and underlayment is undamaged. If it is damaged, it is best to replace the whole roof.
Can You Blend New Shingles With Old Ones?
Shingles are meant to protect your roof and home from rain and snow as well as heat. You may have some spare shingles in your attic or basement. However, it can be difficult to match your spare shingles with the ones already installed on your roof. This is especially true if moss or lichen has grown on the installed shingles.
Certain areas of the roof can make it hard to match the shingles. This may not be an issue if the area of the roof that needs replacement shingles is small or inconspicuous. You want to replace the shingles as soon as possible so that moisture does not get into the decking of your roof. Exposed areas in your roof can cause rot in the underlayment and roof leakage.
When Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?
When it comes to serious roof damage, there are some signs to look out for. One sign is your shingle edges are curling. Another sign is the presence of shingle granules in your gutters. If you notice leakage or rot in the attic, it could point to major issues. A sagging roof is another sign that there may be something seriously wrong with your roof. After a natural disaster, like a hurricane or tornado, you may have to do a total roof replacement. Even harsh winter conditions may require you to replace your old roof with a new one.
The Wrap Up
A damaged roof requires immediate attention to avoid further damage. Sometimes, patching can be enough provided that the decking and underlayment is not damaged. For smaller issues, you can blend your shingles with new ones. However, serious issues require complete roof replacement. Here at A Plus Roofing & Construction, LLC, we have over a decade of roofing experience. We can tackle small as well as large projects. Contact us today so we can help you.