If your roof is damaged or leaking, you don’t necessarily have to replace it. In many cases, it’s possible to take care of a problem with repairs or a patch. If the damage is significant, or if the roof is at or near the end of its expected lifespan, it may need to be replaced.

Common Signs of Roof Damage

If shingles are cracked, curled, discolored, or missing, or if you find granules from shingles in your gutters, those are all signs that your roof is damaged. Rot, sagging, moss, algae, leaks, and areas in the attic where you can see sunlight also indicate that there is a problem.  

How to Deal with Roof Damage

The severity of the issue(s) will determine what is an appropriate solution. A problem that is limited to a small area may be remedied with a patch or a simple repair. An issue that affects a significant area may indicate that it’s time to replace the entire roof.

The type of roof you have and when it was installed is also important. Various roofing materials have different lifespans. If your roof is at or near the end of the typical lifespan for that material, you will probably be better off replacing it since the problem would likely return and could get worse if you simply made minor repairs.

Even if you have had the roof for less than the amount of time that it’s expected to last, it may still need to be replaced. Roof lifespans are only estimates, and factors such as the quality of the installation, weather conditions, and how well the roof was maintained can all influence its longevity.

Have Your Roof Inspected and Get a Quote for Roofing Services

A professional can inspect your roof and let you know for sure how significant the damage is and whether the roof can be repaired or patched or should be replaced. Climbing up on your roof can be dangerous, and you may miss important details if you’re not familiar with roofing and don’t know how to spot signs of problems.

JS and R Roofing can come to your Connecticut home and take a look at the damage to your roof. We will also check other areas that may not be showing obvious signs of a problem. We may find that the issue is limited to one section of the roof, or we may discover signs that the damage is more widespread than you initially thought. Once we have assessed the scope of the problem, we’ll recommend a solution and provide you with a detailed estimate. Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection