The importance of having a sturdy and proper roof cannot be overstated, as it is one of the few items that is constantly protecting you and your family from the dangerous outside elements in the world.
Unfortunately, over time, every roof will eventually break down to the point that it needs to be worked on. Whether this is a simple patch, repair, or full replacement, however, depends on a variety of factors.
When it comes to analyzing whether your roof may need some work done on it, our recent blog titled, “5 Telltale Warning Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Roof” is a great place to start. We go over several of the signs that your roof is starting to break down, including curled/missing shingles, granules in gutters, roof sagging, water/wind damage, and streaks.
Roof damage can either be very subtle and easy to miss, or extremely obvious. We always recommend getting your roof inspected by a professional, especially soon after a major storm or another type of potentially damaging occurrence.
Once the damage is recognized and assessed, though, the question then becomes, what’s the best way to handle this?
Eventually, every roof needs to be replaced, but there are times when getting it patched or repaired is still an option.
In instances with simple minor damage, especially if only a small area of the roof is affected, a patch or repair job is possible to be the best option. It’s possible that small leaks could only require a patch, and damage from a fall tree limb could be moderate enough to only require repairs.
However, major problems arising with your roof could warrant a full replacement, especially if it is getting up there in age. Many of the problems in our aforementioned “Warning Signs” blog are typically severe enough that a full replacement will be required sooner rather than later.
A roof that is taken care of and still in good condition will continue to do its job of protecting your family. However, there is eventually going to be a time when a patch, repair, or replacement will be needed.
If you suspect your roof may be close to needing some work done on it, contact us at Nitro Roofing today to schedule a roof inspection to see what your best option is moving forward. We have offices in Columbus, Ohio as well as New Bremen, Ohio, and have been family-owned and operated for over 15 years.