Knowing whether your roof needs a roof repair or replacement could save you thousands of dollars. Here at Feazel, we know our roofs, and we want to share with you the differences between a roof repair or replacementand when each one is needed so you can make a confident buying decision. Below we will cover everything you need to know about getting your roof back in tip-top shape, but if you don’t feel like reading on, just give us a call to schedule your free inspection, and we can come to check your roof out for you!

Roof Repair

Frequently people think that when their roof starts looking bad, it’s time for a replacement, and most companies know this too. As a result, some roofing companies will try and sell you a complete roof replacement even if you don’t need one. At Feazel, our professional inspectors pair their trained eyes with the newest technology to give you the most thorough and accurate roof inspection imaginable. Roofs are made to last longer than you’re likely to live in a single home. Still, they need to be repaired to remain effective in shielding your home from the outside elements. Knowing that your roof just needs a few repairs and a quick overhaul should be a cause for relief because a roof repair is generally much cheaper than a complete roof replacement. Here are some of the first indicators that your roof needs a repair.

Damaged Shingles

Damaged shingles don’t provide the proper level of protection needed to protect your home. Luckily for you, the signs of damaged shingles can be easily spotted, which means you have the repairs completed before the problem becomes too severe. Roof damage can come from any number of things, but the two most common causes we see for damaged shingles are either old age or inclement weather. Both of these can cause cracks in your shingles or loosen their hold on your roof. If you notice any of these signs, you should consider getting a roof repair before the problem worsens.

Exposed Nails

Over time you can expect some of the nails to come loose from your roofing shingles. This will display itself by way of exposed nails. While this is normal, it shouldn’t be ignored. Loose shingles create gaps in your roof’s protection barrier that can cause extensive damage to your home if left on its own. If you see exposed nails on your roof, you should call your local roof repair company to come firmly fasten everything down again.

Loose or Damaged Gutters

One of the critical parts of your roof is your gutter system. The gutters on your home protect the roof and everything else from being exposed to too much water. If your gutters have become loose or damaged, they aren’t performing as well as they should be. You can tell your gutters are loose or damaged by simply looking at them, but another key indicator could be flooding around the home or leaking seams on the gutter system itself. If you notice any of these signs, you should hire your local roof repair company to come out and address the problem for you.

Loose or Damaged Flashings

Much like your gutters, your roof’s flashing serves to protect certain parts of your home from too much water. Flashing is thin pieces of metal placed on certain parts of your home to redirect water into your gutter system. Flashing is generally seen on seams and areas around things like chimneys and the perimeter of your roof. If you notice any loose flashing on your home, you should either repair it by nailing it back down or calling your local roof repair company to handle it for you.

Roof Replacement

When repairs are left undone, they may get so advanced as to render the need for a complete roof replacement. There are several ways to tell if your roof needs replacing, but we find the best place to start is inside the home. The attic in your house can tell you so much about the state of your roof. If there is water damage on the ceiling in your attic, your roof has an issue. If you catch this in the early stage, you might be able to get away with a partial replacement, but if the evidence shows widespread water intrusion, this is evidence that you should probably get a complete replacement. Another way to tell if your roof needs to be replaced is any visible sagging on the outside. If your roof looks like it is dropping down in a particular spot, this is a sign that something is wrong. A sagging roof is usually caused by water getting in and weakening the structure of your roof. If you notice sagging in your roof, contact your local roof replacement company today before the problem gets any worse.

Feazel Roof Repair Company

Here at Feazel, we have been in the exterior home and roof repair business for a long time, and all of our 5-star customer reviews prove the high-quality nature of our services. Our professional inspectors will provide you with a comprehensive roof inspection report and instruct you on the next steps to get your roof back in good shape. If your roof hasn’t been repaired or replaced in a while, you should call us today to schedule your free roof inspection.