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Should You Repair Or Replace Your CT Roof?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

should you replace your roof?

The trick to any successful home improvement project is to ensure that you are keeping your costs down while getting the most value for your dollar. Choosing the right restoration contractor will certainly be a useful aide, and any reputable contractor will be able to answer your questions honestly and in a timely fashion.
If you are considering a new roof purchase, your ct roofing contractor should be able to assist you in determining whether you need to patch up leaks and damaged materials or if a complete reroofing project is required. There are certain major indicators that your home may need a new roof (like big leaks); however, most clues are much more subtle. This post covers what you should look for before you make the big decision to repair or replace your ct roof.

Is There Any Noticeable Moisture Damage?

Take a brief walk around your home and check for moisture marks—typically they appear as small brown stains or areas of peeling paint. If you find an area that leads to a small leak, a short-term repair could be a feasible solution. However, if there is extensive damage to the roof or ceiling, such as mold or mildew growth, a full replacement is needed.

Has Your Roof Experienced Storm Damage?

Severe storms have become more common in Connecticut, especially within the past 5 years. Extreme storms can cause your roof to collapse from the weight of snow or trees that have fallen on your home, damaging a section of your roof. Obviously, in these cases, an entire roof replacement is of the utmost importance, and in some cases it may be beneficial to upgrade to a stronger and more durable roofing material. After all, you don’t want to experience similar problems in the future. 

Are Any Of Your Shingles Damaged?

Unfortunately, asphalt shingles are at the bottom of the barrel in terms of durable roofing materials. So, through years of weather abuse, it is likely that some shingles may begin to curl, split, crack, or completely fall off. While fixing a few shingles is simple and a relatively inexpensive task, if more than a third of the material is damaged a roof replacement is definitely the more cost effective solution. We don’t support partialreroofs typically, as they can be problematic: all roofing layers must be removed to avoid an uneven and lopsided roof, leading to increased labor costs. It’s typically less of a hassle and worth the money to opt for a fullreroof.

When Was Your Roof Last Repaired?

Your roof may be in fair condition; however, the age of the material used with your roof plays a large role in shaping your decision to either repair or replace your ct roof. Typically, the longevity of your roof will be contingent on the type of material used. Asphalt shingles tend to have the lowest average lifespan, while metal boasts the longest lifespan.

If any of these factors have prompted you to decide to replace your entire roof, you now must face a litany of other questions. We’re here to help.

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