A roof is one of the most important systems on your home and any type of leakage or damage to your roof could compromise the entire structure. When you’re starting to notice the signs of leaks or damage on your roof, it’s possible that you may need an entirely new roof. Contacting a professional roofer can give you an idea of the extent of the damage and what might be the ideal fix to suit your budget. Here are some top tips on whether or not it may be time for a new roof!
A Contractor Will Need to Properly Assess Your Roof
Roofers do make more money in roofing replacements rather than repairs but a roofer will have to do a complete assessment before they can determine the extent of the damage to your roof. A contractor will have to go through the diagnosis and determine the percentage of the roof that has been damaged. It’s important not to pressure contractors during this time as a quick roof repair diagnosis may lead to them suggesting that it could be time for a new roof.
One Failure Often Indicates a Larger Problem
A simple patch on your roof may only offer a temporary solution. Most roofers are reluctant to offer a few patches. When your roof starts to experience a leak this is often a sign of greater trouble and your roof needs to be replaced.
Most Leaks Don’t Occur Immediately
When you start to spot the signs of a leak on the inside of your home, it’s already made its way through your roof, your attic and eventually your ceiling materials. Noticing the signs of the leak, even if your roof has never experienced an issue before is important in protecting your roof.
If your roof is over 15 years old and you’re starting to notice the signs of wear and tear or leaks, make sure that you contact us immediately. We can determine if your roof needs immediate replacement or if there are repair solutions we can provide!
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties. Click here for more information!