To Replace or Repair Your Roof... That is the Question!

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To Replace or Repair Your Roof... That is the Question!

Choosing the right time to replace your roof is vital; you don’t want to replace too soon and waste money and waiting too long could be tragic. In Central NY, we have all kinds of weather conditions from snow and ice to extreme heat and humidity. And don’t forget those pesky critters who can burrow into your roof and create havok. While no roof will last forever, we’ve come up with some warning signs that you may need a professional to further evaluate your roof situation.

  • Torn, curling shingles, or missing shingles
  • Discoloration
  • Leaks
  • Ceiling spots
  • Rot/Algae or wet spots
  • Shingle granules in the gutter
  • Seeing light through roof boards
  • Age of your roof (industry standards suggest that roofs will last about 20 years)

When Repairing your Roof May be the Best Option

If you have a leak in one small area, various missing or curled up shingles, or minor damage in a localized area, it will most likely make sense to repair your roof.

You may Need a New Roof

While most roofs have a 20-year lifespan, it doesn’t always mean that deterioration may not happen sooner. The type of materials used on your roof and weather impact this timeline. It may be time for a new roof if you are over the 20-year span, have large areas of discoloration, often find a large amount of granules in your gutters, have more than one area that is leaking, or are seeing light through the roof boards. However, it can be very dangerous to inspect a roof yourself. Make sure to contact a professional for a thorough inspection.

Call a Professional

The bottom line is that many times you can save money by doing small repairs that will possibly extend the life of your current roof. However, if you feel that you may need to replace your roof, it is always best to get a professional opinion to make sure that you make the right decision.

If you are in the Central New York area including Syracuse, Clay, Cicero, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, Oswego, Fulton, Hannibal, Cato, Mexico, Phoenix, Bayberry, Radisson, Penneville, Sterling, Fair Haven and Oswego County, J. Linsley can provide you with a free consultation and estimate. Call (315) 453-ROOF (7663) today!