When Is a Roof Replacement More Practical Than Repairs?

Both residential and commercial roofing systems are known to weaken over time. Although there are preventative measures that homeowners can take, due to weather conditions and even improper installation, it is still likely for people to purchase a new roof because there’s an issue that can no longer be fixed easily. Here are five instances that suggest you should get a roof replacement:

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  • There is organic growth on the roof. Moss, similarly, mold and fungi, indicate there may be trapped moisture, which can ruin a roof. To do away with moss that collects in shaded corners of your roof, make use of a stiff brush but be careful to address any underlying problems.

  • There are leaks in the attic. Roof leaks are one of the most obvious signs your roof needs a replacement. To check for one, visit your attic regularly, preferably right every after a rainfall.

  • The shingles are damaged. Checking the condition of the roof is essential especially following a storm. If you find some cracked, buckling or missing shingles, then a roof repair may be in order. However, if shingle granules are collecting in the gutters, your roof may be at the end of its lifespan.

  • The neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions which suggest that your roof is nearing its useful life.

  • The roof is more than 20 years old. A leaky roof does not necessarily need replacement, especially if it was just recently installed. However, an aging roof can significantly suggest that it may need to be renewed to function properly.

Calling for a residential roof replacement? Sully Jones Roofing offers both commercial and residential services to customers throughout San Diego County. We have built a solid reputation during our decades in business, and have perfected our skills to ensure that you always receive superior workmanship and a lasting product. Reach us at (619) 655-3424 or here. We serve San Diego, CA, clients.