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To Repair or Not to Repair…Your Roof that is!
The weather in our area this year has been quite unpredictable. We’ve had it all—lightning, serious rain, hail, strong winds, and tornadoes jumping from one community to the next ripping up trees and wreaking havoc on neighborhoods. The aftermath of all this was to rebuild and repair our damaged property as quickly and efficiently as possible. One of the most frequent predicaments faced by homeowners was whether to repair or replace roofs that had been battered or torn away. People were forced to seek help immediately and did not have much time to consider their options. That’s why it is wiser to consider this when it’s not such an immediate issue.
Generally, we expect a roof to last 15 to 20 years without requiring serious maintenance. However, the warming of the earth is causing our shingles to become hotter and not to last as long as we’d hoped. The UV rays cause them to bake and become brittle sooner. Newer materials have now been developed that will last longer and may be a good option for you if you plan to keep your home for a long period of time. If you know your home will ... more
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