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How to Tell If You Need Roof Replacement or Repair February 6, 2018

Montrose, Genesee
How to Tell If You Need Roof Replacement or Repair, Montrose, Michigan

You might think roof replacement is your only option after a storm causes damage or you discover a leak. However, there are many situations where you can save time and money by applying a few repairs instead. Deciding which choice is best for you depends on a few key factors.

Replacement

Age

Many times, a roof will reach old age instead of failing. If yours is currently 20 or older, a replacement is likely necessary. Old and worn shingles will let water seep through into the underlayment and down into your attic, which causes mold deterioration.

Extensive Damageroof replacement

When a few shingles here and there are missing or damaged, a roof replacement might not be necessary. However, if there are many with curled edges, cupped tabs, cracks, or are practically bald from granule loss, you should replace the entire layer.

Repair

One Layer & Few Missing Shingles

If your current roof is the only layer, and there is no damage to the underlayment or decking, you can typically get by with replacing any injured or missing shingles. However, the new shingles might not blend in with your existing ones.

Wear Around Roof Openings

Objects that penetrate your roof, such as chimneys, vents, and pipes, are the first places deterioration occurs. Inspecting these spots regularly will help you catch damage early on, and thus, help you avoid premature replacement.

 

When you need help deciding between roof replacement or repair, contact Advantage Roofing & Siding in Montrose, MI. They provide new roof construction and repairs to those across Genesee County and the Tri-City area. To schedule your free estimate today, call them at (810) 639-1029. You can also stop by their website to learn more about their other home improvement projects and services.

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