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Should You Repair, Replace or Patch Your Roof?

Should You Repair, Replace or Patch Your Roof?

Should You Repair, Replace or Patch Your Roof?

As a homeowner, you know the importance of having a sturdy roof over your head. Seriously, a roof protects you, your family and all of your important belongings that are stored inside your house. It’s undeniable the importance of taking care of any roof damage that starts to show up over time. Unfortunately, that roof won’t last forever. Eventually, it will need some type of repairs. But the extent of repair you need can vary. So, you’ll just need to figure out whether you need to repair, replace or patch up the damaged roof.


Warning Signs of Roof Damage

While the age of your roof definitely plays a role in roof damage, it’s not the only factor. In fact, there are a few signs you can look out for when it comes to roof damage. A few examples include:

  • Missing shingles

  • Cracked shingles 

  • Discoloration

  • Algae

  • Rotting

  • Shingle granules in the gutter

  • Indoor leaks

  • Sagging roof


Repairing and Patching a Roof

While every roof will need to be replaced at some point, there are instances where you may be able to repair or patch the damage. For example, if there’s only minor damage in a small area then there’s really no point in replacing the entire roof. Strong winds, heavy rains and limbs falling can cause damage like missing shingles. If this is the case, you can have the damage repaired. In the event that there’s a roof leak then you should be able to patch the damage up. However, this is only a good option if there’s only leaking coming from one isolated area.


Replacing a Roof

If your roof is getting up there in age, then it’s probably safe to assume it should be replaced. Another instance where you might want to consider replacing your roof is if there are large amounts of shingles missing and a lot of debris clogging your gutters. Another sign that may indicate that you need your roof completely replaced include shingles that are curling at the edges or discolored. In addition, if you notice any sagging in the roof then it’s important to have a professional come inspect it because that could lead to structural damage.

If your residential or commercial roof is in need of repairs or needs to be replaced, contact Alliance Roofing today. We offer free estimates on roofing repairs and replacement for residential and commercial roofing in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.