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Roof Repair vs Replacement

Unless you have past roofing experience, it can be difficult to decide whether or not your roof can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. At Platinum Exteriors, we have a lot of experience repairing and replacing Maryland roofs, and wanted to talk today about when your roof can be repaired, and when it should be replaced.

roof repair and replacement

How Old is Your Roof?

The older your roof is, the more likely it is that it will need to be replaced. Naturally over time roofs can sink and will slowly degrade, especially if they aren’t serviced regularly. If your roof is old (like over 20 – 30 years plus), then you will have to begin to consider having it replaced. 

Are you finding more and more leaks? If you plug/repair all of the leaks in your roof, only to discover new ones a day later, this is a good sign that your old roof will need to be replaced. Speak with a professional roofing company to learn more about what new roofing options are available for your home.

Have Any Structural Damage?

Over the years, our roofs suffer a lot of stress and can become damaged, even if you don’t notice the damage. Damaged or missing roof shingles, if left unrepaired, will allow water to rush into your roof, which can cause dry-rot. Most homeowners don’t know how to spot dry-rot, or know where to look, so you should have your home inspected annually by an experienced Maryland roofer.

Work with a Trusted Roofer in Maryland

You may be able to save a little bit of money upfront by hiring a roofer off of Facebook or Craigslist, but believe us when we tell you that long-term the kind of work amateur roofers perform usually ends up costing homeowners more.

If you suspect your roof may need to be repaired or replaced, get into contact with us today. The longer you leave your roof in disrepair, the more damage that will be done to it, so if your roof is leaking or damaged, get help ASAP.