Everyone wishes that their roof would withstand the passing of time and weather. Proper maintenance and care can prolong the lifespan of your roof. So how can you tell when your roof needs a full replacement? Your local roofing professional should be able to advise you on the best course of action for your needs.
Repair or Replacement?
Be prepared that if your roof is over 20 years old, it is probably due for a full replacement. If it is an expense that is out of your budget, ask your roofing contractor if they offer financing or payment plans.
If your roofing contractor finds more damage beneath the surface of your shingles, you may have a larger repair on your hands. Addressing any rotted roof deck or facia board is extremely important. If any wood is rotting from water or mildew damage, expect there to be extra costs incurred if not a portion of your roof is replaced. As roofing professionals, we have seen it all.
Something important to keep in mind is that it may not be your roof that is causing problems; it could be an accessory! Pipe boots, vents, or any other protrusions from your roof, can be the more vulnerable places on the system. It is good to address any problems with them quickly as they are something that can be done easily in a day or so.