Roof repair vs replacement
Knowing whether or not your roof needs to be simply repaired or completely replaced is vital for 2 reasons:
- You don’t want to blow your budget on a brand new roof if it only requires a few minor repairs.
- If you try and repair a roof that is no longer structurally sound, you could end up paying for a new one very soon anyway!
Here is some guidance that may help you decide whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
When to repair your roof
If your roof is showing any of the following signs, it’s likely that your roof needs to be repaired:
- Cracked, loose or missing roof tiles
- Discoloration, moss or mould growth
- Visible sunlight from the roof/attic
- Small cracks or holes in the roof
- Material around chimneys and vents is separating from the rest of the roof
- Damaged ridges
When to replace your roof
If your roof is showing any of the following signs, it’s likely that your roof needs to be replaced:
- Roof sagging on pitched roofs
- Serious leaks when it rains or snows
- Objects falling through or onto the roof which have caused structural damage
- Flaking or delamination of tiles on a slate roof
- Sedimentary deposits of cement tiles building up in gutter systems on concrete roofs
Remember, if you are not a qualified or experienced roofer, you should always call an expert to assess the damage or symptoms to ensure that appropriate action is taken to protect your roof and building structure.
Speak to PremGroup today and we can arrange planned or reactive roof maintenance.