How Do I Know If I Need to Repair or Replace My Roof?

The condition of your roof can have a considerable influence on the value of your home. For those who are looking to sell, their home’s roof can have just as much importance as its floors and plumbing system – and the chances of receiving top-dollar are pretty slim if the roof appears weathered and damaged. With that being said, how does a person determine if their roof needs to be repaired or replaced?

To find out if you need a roofing overhaul or a simple patch job, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How old is your roof? – All roofs have a finite lifespan, with some materials deteriorating at a quicker rate than others. According to HomeAdvisor, an asphalt shingle roof can last up to 20 years, while wood shingle and shake roofs can have an even longer lifespan of 30 years. While proper maintenance can extend the life of your roof, after a certain amount of time repairs will be required frequently and end cause the cost of maintenance to skyrocket.
  2. Are you missing shingles? – Missing or broken shingles are a common sign that your roof is at the end of its lifespan. While a few missing shingles can usually be replaced without an issue, if they have been missing for an extended period of time, there is a good chance that your roof’s underlayment has also been damaged. Likewise, it can be difficult to find replacement shingles that match the exact color and shape of your roof, creating an unattractive aesthetic. In these situations, it is best to let a knowledgeable professional inspect your roof and help you assess the damage.
  3. What is your budget? – While patches and repairs may cost less up front, partial re-roofing jobs can be more expensive on a cost-per-square basis. Replacing a worn roof piece-by-piece over time can end up costing you more than it would to redo the entire roof at once, as well as introduce quality issues if they are completed by different companies. If you have the means, it is usually best to bite the bullet and opt for a full re-roof.

Has Your Roof Seen Better Days?

If you are unsure if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, give the Arizona roofing professionals at Lyons Roofing a call today. Backed by more than 20 years of industry experience, our Phoenix and Tucson roofers can accurately evaluate your roof’s condition and recommend a solution that fits your needs and budget.

Call (602) 497-017 (Phoenix) or (520) 447-2552 (Tucson) today to request a no-cost, no-obligation estimate.