Roof Replacement or Repair: Which One Should I Choose?

As a homeowner, you know it is important to check the state of your home regularly. Keeping up to date with fixes around your home can help you save money. Waiting and procrastination can lead to more damage and expensive repairs. Your roof is a huge part of your home and is often forgotten. 

Does your roof need replacing or repair services? While some of the signs are easily visible to the naked eye, only a professional roofing expert is qualified to assess the state of your roof.

A professional will be able to tell you what kind of damage you have and what the best solution would be. At Rhino-Back we know how important it is to have a contractor who is honest and can tell you exactly what your next steps should be. During one of our free inspections we will do just that!

So, when do you know it’s time to call a professional for your roof replacement or repair services? 

When should you replace or repair your roof?

The answer to this question is never cut and dry. Every roof is different. Your roof is different from your neighbor’s roof in terms of materials, age & life expectancy. All of these things, along with the quality of the installation, materials used, the amount of tree coverage around your roof, weather and a host of other factors play into how well your roof is aging. 

If your house’s roof is already leaking, you need to have it fixed immediately. A damaged roof is one of the greatest hazards for a home. Not only is such a roof unsafe for the inhabitants, but it can also affect the value of your home.

Damage to your home isn’t always as obvious as a leak. Many times homeowners don’t realize they have damage that they should address right away.  

One example people may not realize they have is damage due to wind. One of the most obvious signs of wind damage is broken or missing shingles. If you see shingles missing from your roof or even on the ground around your home give us a call for a free inspection! We work directly with insurance companies to help you get a full roof replacement. 

Top signs your roof needs replacement or repair services

It is vital to reiterate the importance of a roofing expert when it comes to your roof. Only an expert knows what to look for and what remedies work. In some cases a simple repair is not possible and the only solution is a full replacement. So it's important to have a professional determine what the issue is. Here are a few signs that your roof urgently needs an expert look:

Your roof is old 

Time is the one constant enemy of all roofs. With time, your roof will lose certain qualities and properties. If you notice streaking or fading on your shingles this could be a sign your roof is old. When your roof has come to the end of its life, usually a repair is not the proper solution. Repairing parts of a roof that have deteriorated shingles with brand new ones will not solve your problem. This will actually cost you more money. Leaving deteriorated and old shingles on your home will only lead to further damage, meaning further repairs or replacement needed not long after the initial repair. Getting your roof fully replaced would be the proper solution, it will save you money in the long run and it will increase your home's value. Different roofs have varying lifespans. When installing any type of roof, it’s essential to understand how long it will typically last. This way, you have a general timeline for when you should replace or start major repair services. If you know when your roof was installed that is good information to let your inspector know.

Your roof is leaking

We often get calls from clients that are concerned about roof leaks.Leaks that start out small have the potential of causing real damage to your roof & home. Roof leaks can be difficult for homeowners to track to the source because there are so many layers of material,  so it’s best to contact a professional roofing contractor to have them take a look. Leaks can be caused by a number of issues with your roof. Some of the most common leaks arise from flashing issues, gutter damage & skylights. While some leaks can be repairable, especially if it only concerns something like the flashing your best option may be to get it fully replaced. One of our professionals would be able to come out to help find the source of the leak and determine what the best solution would be. If you're having an issue with leaks, call us now!

Your roof has external damage

Looking at certain parts of the roof, you may notice some damage or wear and tear. This is often a warning sign that your roof needs replacement or professional repair, at the very least. Some noticeable signs of damage would be, moss and lichen build up, streaking, fading, missing shingles and broken shingles. These all can lead to further damage. When the shingles have lost their integrity in some type of way it lets in moisture underneath. This then can compromise everything underneath and lead to leaks that you can see inside your home. By the time this damage is visible, your roof's quality has been extensively compromised. Remember, only a qualified roofing professional can inspect the roof and advise on the way forward. If you see any damage on your roof, call the experts for the best results.

If you are still wondering about what full roof replacements vs repairs look like, you can check out some of our job stories!

Roof replacement or repair services near you

Are you searching for qualified roofing experts? Rhino-Back Roofing will help with all your roofing needs, from repair procedures to complete replacement projects. 

With a team of highly qualified professionals and proven experience in the industry, Rhino-Back Roofing is your comprehensive roofing expert in Connecticut & Massachusetts. Contact Rhino-Back Roofing today to start the process of repairing and improving your roof.

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Mike and his team were extremely helpful at solving our complex roofing needs, (flat leaking roof with very poor drainage). They worked exceptionally well with our schedule and put our needs first and foremost. The job was completed extremely fast and efficiently and beyond our expectations. The best part is everything is the warranty is for much longer than we ever expected. Definitely recommend Rhino-Back Roofing for your roofing needs!

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