If periodic checks are made in time, a roof repair is usually sufficient to solve isolated problems that may arise now and then. By “isolated problems” we mean minor failures that may occur along the way, such as missing tiles, damaged flashing, clogged gutters etc.
A roof replacement is the best way to deal with more serious problems, or with those that have high potential to turn into serious problems. Signs that the roof needs to be replaced as soon as possible include:
- Wavy shingles and curled tiles, which make the roof prone to leaks. This is a sign that the roof materials are worn or old enough to require a full replacement.
- Sunlight penetrates the roof. What does this means? It means that light is not the only thing that can enter! Snow and rain will also make their way inside the house, if they did not already! Sometimes, such a problem is caused by only a few missing tiles that can be easily replaced. But other times, it’s about the wear of the cover materials, which should make you consider replacing the roof soon.
- Visible structural defects
- Installation defects
Properly installed and roofs maintained by Denver roofing companies can last for decades – of course, with periodic inspections and maintenance. If you have problems with a roof that is very old, replacing it is most likely the wisest decision. Assessment of the condition of the roof must be done by Denver roofing specialists that will also suggest you the best course of action.