Repair or Replace

Do I repair or replace my leaking roof? This is the age old question.

Answering this question is rarely easy. Here are a few things to look for on your roof to help you figure out the best option for you.

  • * Missing shingles: An open invitation to moisture and the loss of more shingles.
  • * Buckling: Could be indication of a serious moisture problem with the underlying tar paper.
  • * Curling: If new, it’s a problem with the installation, otherwise, it may be time to replace the roof because it indicates moisture.
  • * Degranulation: The removal of granules from the shingles exposed surface causing premature aging and deterioration.
  • * Blistering: Indication of either moisture in the shingle or too much asphalt plastic cement used.
  • * Algae stains: Mostly an eyesore, but if it dislodges granules, it will accelerate roof decay.
  • * Dry-Rot and mold: Rotted wood Indicates the penetration of moisture through flashing or the shingles themselves.

If any of these things are happening to a large percentage of your roof, it’s probably time to replace. A repair may solve some problems here and there, but it will be a temporary fix due to the strong possibility of moisture coming in just a few feet from where your repair stops.

Now if you are having some of these issues in smaller isolated areas, we can then repair the damaged side (sides) only. This is assuming the rest of the roof is in good shape and will survive the repair process. A good way to know for sure whether you need roof repair or replacement, is to have a licensed roofing contractor come out and thoroughly inspect the roof. Give us a call at (818) 542-4165 or click below for a free estimate.