Red Flags That Mean You Need Roof Replacement

Red Flags That Mean You Need Roof Replacement

As a homeowner, you're also a consumer. That means you have to hire others and hope you can trust them to not only perform skilled workmanship but give your honest feedback.

This holds true when it comes to hiring a Alaska roofing contractor, as well. It can be overwhelming to think what might happen if you get dishonest feedback about whether you need roof repairs or actual replacement.

Some dishonest roofers might tell you replacement is the only answer because they see bigger dollar signs. On the other hand, an untrained roofer may tell you repairs will be good enough and then you find out, the hard way, what you really needed was replacement.

Do You Need a New Roof?

No matter what material and type of roofing system you choose, eventually the end is going to come. Yet, can you be sure that time has arrived for you?

  • How old is your roof? Know the projected longevity of your roof! For example, if you have an asphalt shingle roof, 20 years is a generous lifespan. If you're nearing that time, then it probably makes more sense to start fresh and invest into a new roof instead of repairing the old.
  • Have you kept up with maintenance? Take that same asphalt shingle roof and now review the care that's gone into it. If you've had it since day one and had your twice a year inspections and were diligent about repairs, you should expect to get the maximum lifespan. On the other hand, if the roof maintenance was questionable, at best, it's probably smarter to start over.
  • What type of problem are you having? Some signs of damage that's beyond repairs can include missing granules or bald spots, cracks, bubbles, curling, etc. When in doubt, get a second opinion, but don't take chances when it comes to your roofing system.

Of course, make it a point to hire a reputable professional. When it comes to hiring a Alaska roofing contractor, give our experts here at Progressive Electric Group LLC a call.