When might it be time to replace your roof? This depends on the age and type of material used, but since it is a major investment, it is wise to have your roof inspected to ascertain the state it is in, and how likely you are to have a large expense in the future. The decision you might need to make is whether to replace it or repair it.
This decision should not be taken lightly. Even though it might be tempting to just get a quick and easy fix and patch your roof where it is needed, the yearly repair bills might add up to a greater cost over a longer period than it would cost to re-roof. Additionally, when repairs fail or aren’t done properly, damage can occur to the underlying structure.
With a proper inspection in conjunction with an estimate from a trusted roofing company, you can make an informed decision.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL