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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Damaged roof

All roofs have a lifespan, with the average age ranging from 15 to 30 years. However, harsh weather and climate all factor into how long a roof can last. Although every roof needs regular maintenance, there is a point when a simple repair isn’t enough. Once a roof is beyond repair, homeowners need to consider a roof replacement. Deciding whether you need a repair or roof replacement depends upon different factors.

When to Repair or Replace Your Roof

Here are a couple of components to keep in mind when deciding if you need a roof replacement or a roof repair:

  • Your Roof’s Age: No roof lasts forever. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and showing signs of aging, then you should consider replacing it. Even if you think it’s in good condition, old roofs are more prone to leaks and higher repair costs. Homeowners should look for a new roof once it nears the 15 to 20-year mark, especially if it is an asphalt shingle roof.
  • Amount of damage: Some damages are too great for During hurricane season in Florida, strong winds can cause debris, such as tree limbs and patio furniture, to crash into your roof. Minor damage like blown-away shingles may be simple to repair but could expose your roof to leaks and vulnerability. If you are unsure about the extent of damage your roof has received, call a professional roofer to inspect your roof and guide you on what to do.
  • Repair frequency: If you have repaired your roof too many times, then perhaps it’s time to consider a roof replacement. A saggy ceiling, frequent leaks, and discoloring on the roof all indicate that your roof has severe damage that a repair won’t cover. Once your roof has cracks, you risk further issues such as allowing moisture and pests inside your home.

Keeping up with your roof’s regular maintenance is vital to stay ahead of any roof issues and determine when your roof is beyond repair. If your roof is worn down and needs a replacement, rely on the qualified roofing experts at RBS Construction & Roofing for quality roof replacement services.

Central Florida’s Roof Replacement Experts

RBS Construction & Roofing is a locally and family-owned and operated roofing business in Central Florida. Our team of veteran craftsmen has provided superior roof replacement, inspection, and repair services to Orlando residents for many years. If you need high-quality and affordable roofing services, contact the professionals at RBS Roofing today at (689) 304-9605 to schedule an inspection.