Repair vs Replace: 3 Signs You Need to Let Your Old Roof Go

By Stacy Mellete

An average roof can last up to 25 years, but the elements and inclement weather can take a toll on your system. Most times, a little attention and care can extend the life of your roof. Unfortunately, wear and tear might have taken too great a toll that replacement is the only option.

Affordable Roofing Systems, the trusted name in residential roofing in Tampa, FL, gives the top three signs that indicate it’s time to replace your roof.

Cracked, Curling, or Missing Shingles

Shingles that are curling, missing, or cracked, are results of weather damage. These usually indicate that leaks and other roof problems are relatively close to fruition. While there are instances when you can simply replace a few cracked shingles, there are times when roof replacement is your only option.

If the cracking is random throughout the roof, consider a replacement. Moreover, it is impossible to find replacement shingles that completely match the old ones. If it bothers you to see varying shades of a single color on your roof, a replacement is advisable.

Sunlight from Your Attic

If light can get into your attic, so can cold air, rain, or snow. Look for light and water stains. If these change in shape or size after a few rainfalls, it means there is an active leak. There are problems that some caulk ort sealant can solve, but larger leaks, age, and structural damage might call for a roof replacement. Get in touch with our experts in residential commercial roofing in Tampa, FL, to help you.

Sagging Roof

This indicates a structural issue. Though this doesn’t necessarily put you imminent danger, be sure to attend to it while the problem area is still small and localized.

These are just some of the signs you might need a roof replacement, as the best way to be certain is to consult Affordable Roofing Systems. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your roof’s condition and a straightforward endorsement for replacement or a roof repair

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