Your roof was once a grand, superior component to your home’s appearance and protection. However, as the years have passed, your roof has become aged, worn, and drab. When you begin to notice damage to your roof, it can be difficult to know when it’s okay to simply make repairs, and when to begin planning for a replacement. These clues can help you decide which route to take when it comes to your roofing.
The biggest factor in replacement is the age of your roof. Many roofing materials only last around 15 years while some can protect your home for upwards of 50. Once the shelf life on your roof material has expired, you will begin to notice more weak spots and damages throughout your roof. At this point, roof replacement may actually save you money on repairs.
Frequency of Repairs
When you find yourself shelling out payment for more roof repairs, more often, it may be time to consider a replacement. Typically, as roof materials begin to wear out, your roof will develop weak spots that can damage easier and provide only minimal protection. Replacement will restore your roof to optimal protection levels.
Sometimes, whether it’s from a storm or another event, your roofing will contain too much damage to feasibly repair while upholding your roof’s integrity. Thankfully, when most of these occurrences happen, they are covered by your insurance policy and will pay for most or all of the work. Damage to multiple areas or components of your roof can cause too many weak spots in the system to provide proper coverage, and in this case, your roof will need to be replaced regardless of its age.