Knowing When to Repair or Replace Your Roofing System

By Stacy Mellete

Knowing whether you need routine roof repairs or a replacement can save you precious time and money. Often, homeowners will call their trusted roofer asking for advice on which service is best.

These tips will help you understand the state of your roof. This way, you can save yourself from the worry and uncertainty of not knowing if your roof will hold up.

Check for Multiple Penetrations on The Roof

Look for signs of multiple areas where water intrusion can occur. The larger and more concentrated they are, the more you have cause for concern. While you can indeed prolong your roofing system’s life span, the truth is you’d be better off replacing it entirely if it is incessantly plagued with leaking issues.

Observe the Volume of Granules

Excessive shingle granule loss means your roofing system may soon be at the end of its service life, if it isn’t already there. It’s best to have a trusted local roofing contractor check the extent of the damage to get an accurate assessment if repairs are required.

Cracked, Split, and Missing Shingles

This is perhaps the easiest way of telling the state of your roof. A roofing system plagued with broken or altogether missing shingles is not only an eyesore, it’s downright inefficient. The state of dilapidation may also be a safety hazard as it can compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Roofing systems are a significant investment. That’s why it’s natural for homeowners to want to get the most mileage out of them. There are times, however, when no amount of repair can restore them to their former efficiency.

When you’re in need of a roofing company for quality within your budget, there’s Affordable Roofing Systems. We are the contractor your neighbors trust. We serve multiple areas in FL, including Clearwater and Tampa.

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Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


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As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


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