Find out if your roof it just needs repair work or a full blown replacement isn’t always straightforward. The warning signs might look the same, but there are a few factors that determine whether you should have it repaired or replaced. Crown Roofing and Drainage, Ltd discusses these factors in detail
The Age of the Roof Matters
One way we determine whether to go with roof repair or replacement is to determine the age of your house’s roof. Generally, roofs have a 20 to 25 year lifespan. This doesn’t take into account general wearing and tearing and elemental damage though.
Regardless of how miniscule the actual roofing problem is, a replacement is the better choice in the long run if your roof is close to or past its prime already. In the long run, you will spend less for replacing it than repairing it over and over again.
Things That Only Require Repair
There are some roof concerns that can easily be solved by repair though, but these are often preventative measures for more critical repair work. A good example is if the roof shingles are starting to curl. While this may be a sign that you need a new roofing, having it repaired when it’s just beginning can actually fix the problem. Another point of interest is the flashings of your residential roofing. We highly recommend that if your flashings are encountering some problems, you should have them repaired immediately to save you on a more costly replacement in the future.
When to do Inspections?
We advise having your roof inspected during the interim seasons; namely, spring and fall. This is because the weather and temperatures aren’t reaching extremes yet. Doing inspection during these seasons and repair or replacement essentially prepares your roofing for when the heat and cold peaks.
Do you need residential roof replacement or just repairs? Call us today at (604) 210-6655 and we’ll help you determine which one your roofing needs. We offer residential roofing services throughout Vancouver and Surrey, BC.