Determining On A Roof Repair Or Installing A New Roof Depends On A Number Of Factors

Posted on: 6 February 2017

If you have an asphalt shingle roof and you have a leak in your ceiling, your first step is to get the leak repaired. There are a number of reasons your roof may suffer a leak, and it doesn't always mean you need to get a completely new roof. The age of your roof, the current damage to the shingles, and the type of weather conditions your roof is subject to on a regular basis, all make a difference in whether you need a new one or can wait a few years. When your roof leaks, it's time to call a professional to come and assess the overall integrity of your roof.

The Age of Your Roof

An asphalt shingle roof can be expected to last up to twenty years or more, but that doesn't mean it won't begin to fail after ten years in harsh conditions. If your roof is new and you are experiencing leaks, the shingles may be installed incorrectly or you have some sort of damage on your roof. If your shingles are less than five years old, you may have a defective roof and it's possible that your shingles are under warranty.

Deterioration of Your Asphalt Shingles

If your asphalt shingles are starting to curl, if they are coming loose from the roof, you are going to need a new roof. You may notice that you have granules from the shingles in your rain gutters, or on the ground. When your shingles start falling apart, the integrity of the shingles has been compromised. You will need new shingles installed, or you are going to start getting leaks throughout your roof.

After a Big Storm

Hail, wind, snow and ice can cause all kinds of damage to your roof, but this doesn't mean you need an entirely new one. When you have a leak in your roof after a big storm, it's possible that you have an area of damage but the rest of your roof is fine. Have a professional check your roof, and get the problem area repaired as soon as possible. Storms cause damage but not necessarily damage throughout your entire roof.

When your roof begins to leak, this may be a matter of time before you need an entirely new roof. While you can get away with repairs for a couple of years, it's important to get your roof replaced when you begin to experience recurrent leaks. Contact a company like Duran's Roofing & Remodeling for more tips.