How Do I Know Whether I Need a Roof Repair or Full Roof Replacement?

Well, your best bet is talking to professional roofers. They will be able to tell you if a roof repair will cut it or if you need full roof replacement. There are plenty of roofing companies in Maryland, like Shanco Companies, that can help. In general, though, look out for signs like:

  • More and more frequent (and expensive) repairs
  • Extensive damage from severe weather
  • Curling or missing shingles
  • Leaks
  • Shingle blistering or bubbling

Learn more about the signs of roof damage, all of which indicate you may need roof replacement (or a repair, at the very least)!

Reasons You Need Roof Repair or Roof Replacement

There are a number of different reasons you may need roof repair or full roof replacement, from weather damage to old age. Common causes of roof damage include:

  • Heavy rain or snow
  • Hail
  • High winds
  • Fire
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Improper design or installation
  • Old age (most roofs should last for 20-25 years, but some can last much longer!)

Weather is obviously beyond your control – after all, you can’t do much to prevent a tornado ripping through your neighborhood and damaging your roof! Maintenance, however, you DO have control over. Something as simple as cleaning out your gutters can make all the difference. Learn more about the best roofing practices so you can avoid costly roof repair or roof replacement.
You probably need full roof replacement if your roof:

  • Has reached the end of its life (this depends on the roofing material and when it was installed)
  • Has been extensively damaged
  • Is missing most of its shingles or the majority of its shingles are damaged (blistering, curling, cracking, etc.)

If a repair is almost as expensive as a full replacement or will only give you another few years out of your roof, it’s better to go for the replacement.



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-Silver Spring, MD


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