Although sometimes it’s obvious that you need a roof replacement, other times you may wonder if a residential roof repair is a better option. When you search “residential roofing companies near me” you’ll get countless results and depending who you choose, they may have differing opinions. Here are some ways you can know whether your residential roofing should be replaced or if it can be repaired.
Age in itself does not necessarily dictate it’s time for a roof replacement. For example, even maintained three-tab shingle more than 20 years old needs replacing. However, most are not well maintained. As a result require replacing at 12 or 15 years old. We rarely recommend investing much in the way of a roof repair of a three-tab shingle more than 15 years old. Architectural shingles, when well maintained, can last about 25 years before replacing.
Type of Issue
If you have a minor roof leak that did little damage, a roof repair is a good choice. If your roofing company finds widespread roof rot, mold or mildew on the roof deck or multiple leaks throughout the roof, chances are you should invest in a new roof.
If you’ve already invested in several roof repairs and it seems like they keep coming up, it’s best to replace your roof. There comes a point when it’s no longer worth repairing. A good gauge is if the repairs in the past 3 years plus the estimate for the upcoming roof repair will put you at or over 25% of a new roof’s cost, choose a new roof.
Call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration Today
Whether you need residential roof repair or a roof replacement, you can trust Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration. From Nashville to Knoxville, we’re one of the roofers that come up in searches for “residential roofing companies near me” because we have offices in Lebanon and Knoxville. Let either of our A+ Better Business Bureau rated offices handle your residential roofing needs. Reach our Nashville area office at (615) 645-4500 or our Knoxville are office at (865) 248-2772.