How To Know If It Is Time To Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof
If you are a homeowner, you must understand the importance of having a sturdy, reliable roof. Especially, here in Brooklyn where the weather can be quite unpredictable. Your roof is critical to protecting your family and personal belongings during extreme weather conditions.Now, in order for your roof to provide such protection, it will need some care and attention over time. Therefore, it is critical to know when to repair, patch, and/or replace your roof.
First, you need to understand the general warning signs that will help you determine whether you need to repair, patch or replace your roof. Some of these will include: curling cracked or missing shingles, discoloration, moss or algae, rot, shingle granules in gutters, visible sunlight form the attic (if you have one), indoor leaks, and a sagging roof. The age of the roof is also an important factor to be aware of. If it is twenty years or older, it might be time for repairs or even replacement.
When To Repair Or Patch Your Roof
Every roof will need to be replaced at some point. However, there will be moments where you can have it patched or repaired which will buy you some time. If there is only minor damage to the roof, or if it’s a small area affected, then you may not need to replace the entire roof just yet. For example, a fallen branch can cause damage to a few shingles and wind can cause singles to go missing. These are situations where it would make more sense to have the roof repaired. Another scenario could be if your roof is leaking, then you would want to have it patched as long as it is only leaking from one isolated spot.
When To Replace Your Roof
Age, as previously mentioned, is one of the most common reasons to replace your roof. However, that is not the only reason to do so. For example, if you notice a large amount of missing shingles and/or shingle debris that is clogging up your gutters, then it is definitely time to have your roof replaced.
If you want your roof to protect you and your family from any extreme weather conditions such as strong winds and rain, proper maintenance will be critical to keeping it in good condition. If you have any further questions about whether you should repair, patch, or replace your roof, give Greene Roofing a call at (718) 941-1111!