Roof repair or replacement is something every homeowner should be aware of as a necessary part of home ownership.
While most roofs can last anywhere from 20-25 years or more, a roof can need sudden replacement or repairs from time to time.
In Texas most composition roofs will last between 15 – 20 yrs depending on the style of shingle. Although, some people are lucky enough to get more out of their roof because of the location of their house, the shade trees around their house and the shade covering their roof.
Learn what to watch out for so you too can have your roof repaired or replaced before it causes damage to the rest of your home. When you are unsure what you need call the experts at Inside Out Dallas Roofing Repair before any damage gets too bad to repair.
When You Would Need a Roof Repair
There are many reasons for repairs on a roof. If you live in an area where heavy rainfall or winds are prevalent, you can suffer from mold damage, missing shingles, and other issues.
Watch out for leaks, shingles that are missing or curling at the edges, bubbling shingles, cracks in your roof, and old defective sealant around the chimney or damaged flashing. These signs usually mean minor to moderate roof repair, rather than a full roof replacement.
When You Would Need a Roof Replacement
A roof that needs to be replaced is often a result of massive weather damage, such as a tree falling on the roof itself or winds tearing away shingles in large amounts. Mold can also cause a whole roof to be repaired due to damage to the wood framing and support beams. In the event of an extensive roof repair job, many times it is equally beneficial just to engage in a full roof replacement instead.
Many roof issues simply mean repair, including shingle repair and replacement, leak repair, and other types of minor issues. It’s in your best interest as a homeowner to make sure that you are watching out for signs of repair or replacement of your roof so you can take action as soon as you notice an issue.
While you cannot control every occurrence, such as the weather and other sudden disasters, you can take control of proper roof maintenance to allow your roof to last longer.
A roof that has been properly installed and repaired can last for several years. If you take great care of your roof, you can take advantage of having to do repairs less frequently, and you can be able to avoid having to do a full roof replacement until hail storm takes out your roof or you are ready to upgrade or sell your home.
If you have questions about your roofing needs, contact Inside Out Dallas Roof Repair today and we will be happy to help you make the best decisions for your needs and answer any concerns you may have about your roof.