Your roof, no matter what kind of material it’s made of, is built and engineered to last. However, even the highest quality roof is not completely indestructible. When roofing problems occur, most of the time they can be easily remedied by simple repairs done by a skilled and experienced residential roofing contractor. But, other times, roof damage or degradation can get so bad that a full-on replacement becomes necessary. In today’s post, we share three scenarios where a replacement, rather than a repair, is necessary.
1. When It Is Nearing the End of Its Recommended Service Life
An asphalt shingle roof can be expected to last between 20 to 25 years if it is maintained properly while metal roofing can last anywhere from 40 to 70 years. Check the documentation about when your roof was installed and if you find that your roof is approaching the end of its serviceable life, then it is probably best to have it replaced.
2. If You Notice Portions of Your Roof Are Sagging
A sagging roof is a sure sign that it definitely needs to be replaced. While it is possible to hire a roof repair expert to try and save it, you are better off having it replaced completely. Sagging occurs when the structural components of your roof have become compromised and, if ignored, can lead to catastrophic damage to the rest of your home or even a roof collapse.
3. Bald Shingles
Asphalt roofing shingles are by far the most popular roofing material currently in use today. They are covered with tiny granules which provide protection from the harshness of the elements. However, over time, these granules are lost due to wind and rain. If you notice that your shingles have lost most of this protective covering, then it is time to start thinking about installing a new roof.
If you are in need of a trusted roofing contractor to replace an aging roof, turn to the experts over at M & A Roof Home Improvement. Feel free to give us a call at (757) 779-5244 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve home and business owners in Virginia Beach, VA, and its surrounding communities.