Asphalt shingle roofs can last up to 20 to 25 years depending on how well-maintained and inspected they are while cedar roofs can last over three decades. Most roofing systems are built to last, and they are resilient and durable. But as time goes by so do the effects of wear and tear, resulting in eventual structural deterioration. And when this time comes, do you have your roof repaired or replaced?
Knowing how much damage was done to your roof is one of the first things you have to keep in mind. It’s easier to gauge and plan for your next action if you have a grasp of the current status of your roof. Are all your shingles blown off? Are there multiple leaks? Has mold and rot settled above your attic? All this information is vital in helping you choose what option to take. Not only that, but the information you’ll jot down is also very useful for the contractors. Don’t forget to check the rooms under your roof, especially your attic!
The best way to decide is to account for the future of your home and your current finances. If the damage is not that bad and the structural integrity of your home isn’t affected, then repairs would be a good choice as you can save money. But if the damage is severe and poses a lot of risks to the other parts of your home, then getting a full replacement is the best course of action as it is the most cost-effective solution compared to regular repairs to an already compromised structure.
For any inquiries, contact Crown Roofing at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in Vancouver and Surrey.