While you may not think about or even notice your roof on most days, it’s a good idea to occasionally inspect it for any damage that may require repairs or signal the need for a replacement. But how can you tell which one you need if you do find damage? The roofing contractors at JC Roofing & Siding have been providing superior-quality roof installations and more to Queens-area residents since 1970, and they can help you decide if you need repairs or a complete replacement.
To figure out what your roof needs, JC Roofing & Siding recommends inspecting your roof at least once a year for the following:
- Damaged Or Aged Shingles: Shingles serve as the protective layer of your roof, so you want to make sure they’re in good condition. If just a few shingles are missing or damaged, a roofing contractor will be able to replace them with precision and ease. If many of the shingles are missing or damaged, however, it may be time for a new roof.
- Moisture Damage: Minor water damage or small leaks may be able to be patched up or fixed by having just a small area of the roof replaced. If there is extensive moisture damage to 30% or more of your roof, though, it might be best to have the entire roof replaced before it causes any structural damage to your home.
- Age: The easiest way to decide whether your roof needs repairs or a complete replacement is by thinking about its age. On average, roofs in the United States last between 12 and 20 years, so if your roof is at or getting close to that age, it may be time to start shopping around for a replacement.
Even if your roof seems to be in fine condition, it’s a good idea to contact the roofing contractors at JC Roofing & Siding to do a more thorough inspection to check for things you may not be aware of. Call these professionals today at (718) 261-1891 or visit them online to learn more.