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  • Writer's pictureStacey Belknap

How To Tell When You Need Your Shingle Roof Repaired

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

Regular roof maintenance and repair are important for maintaining the integrity of your shingle roof. Leaks and other roof damages can cause collateral damage to your entire home, including its foundation. So, timely roof repair is paramount if you want to avoid costly and premature roof replacements.

When to Repair and Not Replace

If your roof is relatively new or still has 10-15 years left in its life, repairs can keep it protecting your home. As long as the repairs are minor, then a full replacement isn’t needed at this point.
Consider the size of the area needing repairs. If you only need to fix one or two small areas of your roof, you should have a professional repair it instead of replacing the entire roof. If more than 30% of your roof needs repairs, you might strongly consider a roof replacement instead.

The Best Time to Repair a Roof

Weather is always a huge consideration when it comes to roofing replacement services. While some years may bring a fair amount of downpour during spring and summer, the weather is typically favorable during these seasons. Generally, spring and early summer are cost-effective times to have your shingle roof repaired or replaced. It’s because it’s generally a slower time of year for roofing contractors, and the cost of materials and labor tend to be lower as well. If you have been postponing some roof repair work, having it done during these seasons can save you money.

Types of Roof Damage

The damages can include inside leaks, broken or missing shingles, and damaged flashing or underlayment. If your shingles are cracked, curled, or missing, it could be an indication they are approaching the end of their lifespan.

Lots of shingle granules in your gutters also indicate your shingles have started to wear out and you should already be thinking about replacing them. Additionally, if you notice staining on interior ceilings or walls, it means your roof is leaking or the underlayment is allowing moisture into your house. Replacing your roof will help solve the problem. Other telltale signs you need a roof replacement include a sagging roof deck, holes in your roof, and increased energy bills.

Your Local Roofing Contractor Can Help!

Working with a reputable local roofing contractor can help you make an informed decision on whether to repair or replace your shingles roof. At Exteriors Plus, we work with homeowners throughout the Akron, Canton and Cleveland areas to determine what’s best for their roofs.

Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to answer any questions you might have regarding your roof and advice on the best course of action. Contact us today to get started!

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