All Around Roofing: Honest Roofers Parker CO
The majority of roofs on homes are made from asphalt shingles, which can last between 15 and 25 years depending on how well they are installed and maintained. As they approach the end of their lifespan, they will start to develop a number of problems. Shingles may start to tear away from the roof or slowly crumble away, giving water access to a roof’s underlayment and the roof deck, which results in leaks.
In some cases, it can be difficult to tell if someone needs to replace the roof or if it just needs repair work done by a Parker roofing professional, especially after about 10 years. At this point, a roof may be approaching the end of its lifespan, but it may also have another 10 or 15 years of service left in it.
When faced with roofing damage at this stage, it’s important to consider the state of the roof and the type of damage that the roof has sustained. If a roof has been properly maintained, it will have few to no leaks, and shingles should be in good condition outside of where the damage occurred. These are situations where repair is probably the better choice.
However, if a roof was not installed correctly or maintenance has been sporadic, the roof may have a variety of existing problems.
In these cases, replacement may be the best course of action rather than continuously having repairs done, which may end up costing more than a new roof in the long run.
If you are unsure of the condition of the roof, a roofing professional can do an inspection and look at the state of the shingles, roof deck, weatherproofing and support structures. Estimates can also be provided for both repair and replacement, in most cases.
Another consideration is how extensive damage is and where it is located. Damage that occurred in one particular spot is easier to resolve than damage throughout a roof. When there are a number of leaks or torn shingles, it increases the chances that something will be missed or problems will come back.
On the other hand, damage that is in one area or just one side of a roof make it more likely that repair is a valid option. Additionally, you may want to consider a half-roof replacement, which involves replacing a roof up to the edge of where it connects to the other half of the roof.