These roof repair tips will tell you when you HAVE to replace your roof. Any homeowner will tell you that big home repair projects tend to be put into the “it would be nice to do but it can wait” column or the “it has to be done NOW” column. Roofs are no different. But when do you know the time has come to switch it from one column to the other? When it leaks, obviously, or when your insurance company says “replace it or face cancellation of your homeowner’s policy.” Yes, that really happens.
Depending on the type of roof you have will also dictate when you should start looking at the time to replace it. Asphalt Shingles have a life span of 15-30 years, depending on where you live and the manufacturer. Wood shingles have a life span of 30 to 50 years. Metal roofs, whether, steel, aluminum, tin, or copper have a life span of at least 50 years. Slate roofs have an extremely long life span, as in the life of the home or longer!
Replacing a roof is a big expense, and it’s why it is usually put off until there is a catastrophic reason to do it, like a leak. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, or even replaced. If you could get an additional 12 years from your roof, with no leaks, mold or algae, and lower energy bills, would you do it? Of course. If it could get you out of this home and into another before that expense arose, what a godsend it would be. So trying Nutech, a sealant, will do the trick. It is 100% waterproof and resists mold and algae. It can also lower energy bills by up to 20%!
So replace if you must. If you have a huge hole, rotten underlayment or other issues that can’t be glossed over, don’t wait. But if you find that the age of your roof means you might just be headed to replacement time, try restoring it instead.
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