You’re torn between moving forward with decisions to fully replace your roof. Your previous inspection by dependable London ON roofing companies revealed several faults that you deem irreparable, and a new roof will give you peace of mind. Truthfully, it’s ideal to have a roof repair at any opportunity; it will always guarantee exceptional peace of mind.
Unfortunately, these might be unnecessary expenses, especially if your roofer tells you repairs of some significant cost will help restore your roof. You decide to repair, but only if it can guarantee 100% roof restoration, making the entire venture worth the investment.
One great rule of thumb is to consider roof replacements only if the repair costs exceed 50% of the total replacement roofing service costs available. Repairs beyond half the total roof replacement cost are poor in cost-efficiency, even if the repairs yield significant but not 100% functionality restorations for your roof.
Truthfully, if your roof repair costs exceed this amount, you’ll have better peace of mind with a brand-new roof, especially one installed by high-quality roofers, such as Cub Roofing.
Above Roofing has a good list of symptoms that shortens roof lifespans. Read more about it here.
Signs of Roof Damage That Can Shorten the Life of Your Roof
As stated, unfixed roof damage will rapidly worsen. Here are some common examples of roof damage that will decrease your roof’s lifespan if you don’t get it fixed.
Holes and Leaks
Holes big enough to see sunlight shining through are an advanced sign of roof damage. These probably mean your roof will need replacing very soon.
Smaller cracks and holes will still let moisture in. These get worse very fast, as we described above.
If you notice sunlight coming through holes in your ceiling or leaks when it rains (especially in the attic), it’s definitely time to have your roof checked.
Moisture and Water Stains/Damage
Other indications of leaks include excess moisture or water stains/damage on the roof decking in the attic or on the ceiling. Often, the moisture leaking in can soak into the insulation in the attic so you may want to check there, too. You might also notice puddles in your attic.
If your ceiling has brown or yellowish, circular stains, you probably have a leak. That’s also true if you have brown or yellowish streaks on your walls. This discoloration is caused by rainwater carrying dirt or other debris that leaks all the way through to the surface of your ceiling or walls.
A sagging ceiling is an even more advanced sign of a leak. In any case, get your roof fixed if you notice these signs.
Exterior Roof Damage
There are also signs of roof damage that are visible from the outside. The most noticeable are cracked, rotten, missing, or otherwise damaged shingles.
Also, check for any spot in your roofing that looks weird. Roofs are designed to have a nice, neat, uniform look.
If one spot looks kind of strange, this may indicate a shoddy patch job by an unreliable roofer. Bad patch jobs can do more harm than good, so call it in.
If you can’t safely view the exterior of your roof, check the gutters and ground around your home. When your shingles are damaged, you’ll typically find pieces of them in the gutters and on the ground. You should also check these areas for debris that looks like your chimney/flashing.
Such damage exposes your roof to the elements, making it more susceptible to even worse damage. (Continue Reading Below)
Cub Roofing can provide you excellent residential roofing repairs and replacements. With our experience and knowledge, we’re confident in providing only the best services. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.