Roof Replacement or Roof Repair?

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It is always a proud moment when you are handed the keys to your very own house. There’s a sense of pride and freedom in knowing that the property is yours and the only rules that apply are your own. You are the estate’s lord. However, unlike the kings of yore, you do not have serfs to help you in the upkeep and maintenance of the place, which means it is pretty much a DIY affair.

While it is easy to fix the various parts of a house whenever something goes wrong, how many of us actually give much thought—if any, to the roof? Owen Enterprises is here to help you tackle this particular tricky section of house ownership. It pays to know the telltale signs that your roof needs to be replaced or repaired.

Roof age

This is a no-brainer. With the majority of roofs in place having a lifespan of up to a quarter of a century, do take into consideration whether the old roof had been removed, or if the roof was installed over multiple layers. You would be better off replacing a roof that is older than two decades.

 If your roof needs a replacement, it would be wise to consider a modern and energy efficient tiles. Some of them reduce heat transfer to the attic by almost 50 percent. This means less work for your AC unit. Even Energy Saver, which functions as the DOE’s consumer resource, promotes these types of roofing materials as it drastically cuts power consumption.

Shingles buckling/curling

A quick visual inspection of your roof should reveal shingles that have curled or buckled. Either are signs that the shingles have gone way beyond their lifespan. It is also a possibility that you could have a defective roof and hence, reaching out to a licensed roofing contractor is advisable just in case you qualify for any reimbursement of sorts.

Missing shingles

It is easy to detect whether your roof exhibits any missing shingles—as long as the shingle “tabs” are not intact, then you might want to take the necessary action. Should you also discover shingle granules in the roof’s gutters, then a repair or replacement job is certainly in tow.

Roof valleys

Roof valleys are easy to spot as they live up to their namesake. This happens when your roof shingles start to fall apart or go missing. If your roof valley is not in tiptop shape, then you might experience nasty roof leaks that are a pain to live with, especially when the foul weather season strikes.

Perhaps installing metal shingles, which come in a variety of styles and color choices, would be a viable solution to any of the potential roofing issues mentioned. After all, the metal shingles come with a 50-year limited warranty—a factor that ought to go a long way in helping you make a roof repair or replacement decision. Owen Enterprises has the right mix of expertise and experience in making sure that whatever roofing problems you run into with your existing home or newly acquired purchase in the secondary market. There is no hole too large or gap too big that cannot be fixed.