How to Know Whether to Repair or Replace Your Manchester NH Roofing
Ongoing maintenance is one of the realities of home ownership. When it comes to roof maintenance, homeowners usually know that something needs to be done, but aren’t sure exactly what that is. They then call us for a quote on replacement of Manchester, NH, roofing, often anticipating thousands of dollars in expense. Imagine their relief when after a thorough inspection, we tell them that a few repairs are all that’s needed, at a much lower cost! Roof repairs are generally a more economical solution to roofing issues. However, there are times when a roof has reached the end of its life and roof replacement is the only option.
There are several factors to consider when deciding if your roof should undergo small repairs or be completely replaced. Here are some guidelines to help you make the decision:
• Age. How old is your roof? Has it reached the end of its lifespan? Most asphalt shingles last around 20 years, while higher grade materials can last up to 40 years. Wood shingles average at least 15 years and may perform for several decades. Tile and slate shingles have even longer lifespans. If you are unsure of the age of your roof, enlist the help of an experienced New Hampshire roofing contractor.
• Damage. Has there been recent damage from a storm or other catastrophe? Often these events warrant complete roof replacement because the level of damage cannot be easily repaired. The good news is that your homeowner’s insurance will likely cover the cost of replacement.
• Moisture. Inspect your ceilings and interior walls. Are there water spots or peeling paint? These are signs of a leaking roof. If the damage is minor and isolated, a roof repair may suffice. If the leakage has been long-term and widespread, there will likely be rot in the roofing system and replacement will be necessary.
It can be difficult for the untrained eye to determine whether to repair roofing, or if roof replacement would be the better decision. If you are unsure, contact AJC Roofing today at (877) 578-0494 for reliable advice and a free, no-obligation inspection. Don’t delay – you could save yourself a substantial amount of money.