Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - How to Know if Your Roof Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

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How to Know if Your Roof Needs to be Repaired or Replaced
Without fear of contradiction, you will agree that the roof is a fundamental part of your home- the primary layer of protection from anything that would fall from the sky. If your roof is installed properly, and you take good care of it, you might not have to worry for years. However, despite taking good care of it, it will eventually be damaged. When that time comes, the big decision is deciding whether you need to repair the roof or replace it altogether. Notably, you are most likely to choose repair for an instant fix, but that might not be enough in some cases. Here are some invaluable tips on how you can assess what your roof needs- repair or replacement.
Telltale Signs of Damage
Before diving into the assessment tips, it’s important to highlight some warning signs that something could be wrong with your roof. Since some of these signs might be subtle, it would be best to inspect your roof, especially during extreme weather.
One of the signs to look out for is water spots and discoloration, especially where the roof meets the exterior wall. You might also consider checking the gutters for little granules. Most importantly, it’s important to check for roof damage from the inside.
Regardless of which sign you spot, you need to take immediate action, and it’s at this instance that you need to choose between repair and replacement.
When Your Roof Needs to be Repaired
A roof repair can extend your roof’s lifespan without denting your account so hard. There are some conditions where repairing your roof could do the trick.
The first factor you need to consider is the age of your roof. If the roof is relatively new, you don’t need to go all out and replace it. Besides, if your roof is still under warranty, you can always reach out to your manufacturer for repairs.
Context is also important. Depending on how your roof sustained some damages, you can choose to get it repaired or not. For instance, if your roof got damaged following a storm, a repair might be appropriate. In such a scenario, you can easily spot the damage.
Another way to arrive at your decision is by assessing the extent of the damage. For small damages, such as a few missing shingles, a repair would fix the problem.
When Your Roof Needs Replacement
Although a roof replacement is an expensive alternative, it might be your best shot at restoring your roof. For instance, a simple repair might not be as effective if your roof is on the older side. Sometimes you don’t know how old your roof is. In that case, a replacement might also be a safe bet.
Also, if the damage is extreme, it’s time to get a replacement. Forfeiting a replacement could compromise the structural integrity of your roof. Another sign that it’s time for a replacement is excess water leakage inside the house.
Taking Action Immediately
Whether your roof calls for a replacement or an entire replacement, you need to act swiftly. The more you delay getting a solution, the more your roof is exposed to the risk of further damage.
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*article by David Jackson

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Comments (4)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share. We replaced our roof last year.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 19, 2021 07:58 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Roy Kelley thanks for stopping by and glad you found it useful.  Have a wonderful Monday!

Aug 23, 2021 09:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Norma... I think too many people neglect their roofs until it's too late. A good roof inspector can help keep a roof in tip top shape and extend a roof's life, just as a good HVAC tech can help maintain a home's mechanicals.

Aug 19, 2021 01:42 PM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker I completely agree.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Aug 23, 2021 09:34 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is great advice and people should not wait for leaks to develop inside their home before they give attention to their roof.

Aug 20, 2021 05:38 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Brian England yes a hundred times yes.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Aug 23, 2021 09:35 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Sep 08, 2021 06:54 AM