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Repair, Patch, or Replace? What Should You Choose?

As a homeowner, you grow to understand the importance of having a solid roof over your head. Your roof must be able to protect your family and all of your belongings. Over time, every roof needs care and attention. Before you make a big decision, you need to understand when to repair, patch, or replace your roof.

General Warning Signs

Make sure you pay attention to these warning signs as they help you determine if you need to repair, patch, or replace your roof.

  • Curling, cracked, or missing shingles
  • Discoloration, moss, or algae
  • Rot and moisture
  • Shingle granules in gutters
  • Visible sunlight from the attic
  • Indoor leaks
  • Sagging roof
  • 20 years and older

When to Repair or Patch Your Roof

The bad news is, every roof needs to be replaced eventually. The good news is, sometimes it’s possible for it to get patched or repaired. If only a small area is affected, there’s no need to replace the whole roof. A fallen branch from a storm can cause damage to a few shingles and wind can lead to some missing shingles. In both situations, you can easily repair or replace a section without breaking the bank. Even if your roof is leaking, it might be possible to get it patched. 

When to Replace Your Roof

As previously mentioned, age is one of the most common reasons a roof needs to be replaced. If you notice missing shingles and shingle debris clogging the gutters, there’s no doubt it’s time to replace your roof. Are your shingles curling at the edges or discolored? These are common signs that you are due for a new roof. The one thing you should be concerned about most is a sagging roof as this points to a structural issue.
Only a well-maintained roof in good condition can protect your family and belongings from rain, wind, and hail. Contact Clayton Hoover & Sons for a professional roof inspection today.

If you are in need of roof repair, CertainTeed recommends that you hire a professional roofing contractor like Clayton Hoover & Sons!

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