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An aging roof isn’t always a roof in need of replacement. In many situations roof repair is possible. When you call your roofing company after noticing a roof leak or something else requiring attention, simply tell them what you’re seeing and ask them to come and provide an estimate to remedy the situation. If they ask if it’s for a roof repair or roof replacement it’s ok to answer honestly and say that you’re not sure.

An Aging Roof is Inevitable – Know What to Look For

Ideally, you’re working with a trusted local roofer and they perform regular maintenance. That is one way to help your roof last as long as it should. However, at some point, your roof will age past its useful life and you will need a roof replacement. If you aren’t sure if your roof is nearing or at that point, here are some things to look for that signal you need a roof replacement for your aging roof:

  • Shingles that curl at the edges
  • Granule loss on the shingles
  • Moss or algae growth on your roof
  • Areas that sag or appear warped

It may surprise you that another sign that you won’t see on your roof but can indicate that it’s time for a new roof are rising energy bills.

When is Roof Repair the Right Choice?

Depending on the type of roof, installation method, maintenance and the weather your roof has seen in its life, it may last up to 25 years. Anything over about 12 years is considered an aging roof. If the shingles still are equally covered in granules and lay flat on the roof, your roofer will likely repair your roof.

When is Roof Replacement the Right Choice for and Aging Roof?

One of the biggest factors in replacing your roof rather than repairing it is the condition of the shingles on the roof as a whole. If the shingles have deteriorated or can’t properly protect your home, a replacement is a better option for your aging roof. However, you may also want to consider the roof repair cost vs the overall condition. If you are facing a significant repair and your roof is nearing the end of its life, you may decide it’s not financially the best option to invest in a repair. It may be better to invest that money in a new roof.

Need a Trusted Roofer for an Assessment?

Cooley Roofing has been a local trusted roofer serving the Winston-Salem area for more than 20 years. Let us evaluate your aging roof and make recommendations based on what we see. Of course, we’re happy to answer your questions to help you decide what’s best for your budget and peace of mind. Should you need financing for a roof replacement, we offer financing through Hearth Financial. Call us today to schedule your roof inspection at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form.

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