The roof of your home is one of its most critical elements and if not maintained properly, you risk causing severe damage to your property. However, it can be difficult to tell if a one-off repair will suffice or if the entire roof needs to be replaced. What elements should be examined so that a sound decision can be made sooner as opposed to later? Let’s examine each of these situations in more detail.
When Repairs will Suffice
You will be pleased to learn that a roof rarely fails overnight. Instead, there are some common signs that will indicate the need for a minor repair such as:
- Loose or missing shingles.
- Soffits that may have come detached from the wall.
- Sagging gutters.
- Shingles that have begun to lose their granules.
- Smaller chimney repairs such as replacing a missing section of flashing.
In any of these cases, a quick repair will generally address the problem. It is still wise to perform a thorough inspection to ensure that more serious problems are not present.
Signs that a Replacement is Warranted
Roofs can also succumb to more serious issues from time to time. One of the most common is a specific portion that has begun to sag. This could signal that the underlying framework is no longer viable. In such a situation, a replacement could be in order. Some other indicators include:
- Severe water damage within the home.
- Ice damming
- Massive amounts of flashing that have gone missing.
- An infestation of animals within the attic.
This is why it is always wise to call a professional at Multiform Roofing as soon as possible. We will provide you with an accurate assessment so that the correct actions can be taken.