Does my roof need to be replaced or just repaired?

Should I replace my roof or should I repair it?

The dilemma of repairing or replacing roof shingles is a common one among homeowners, and the solution is based on the age and current state of your roofing. If there are signs of an older roof, such as algae or black stains on the asphalt shingles, growth moss on the asphalt shingles, shingles losing granules, or a roof leak, it's crucial to

figure out if the roof can be repaired rather than replaced. On this page, learn about the indicators that your roof needs to be replaced or repaired so you can make an informed decision. If you need any help with all your roofing needs please call Advanced Roofing and Remodeling at 404-966-3214

 Making the best possible choices for your roof means that your home performs at its best and that you have peace of mind.

When it comes to your home, but especially when it comes to roofing, regular maintenance is critical not just for the aesthetic of your home and, more importantly, your roof, but also for long-term savings.

Delaying repairs may save you money in the short term, but it may cost you more in the long run. Not all fixes will be costly if you take precautions early on. It's not uncommon for what appears to be major damage to turn out to be a little fix. The scenario is similar when it comes to your roof. When it comes to any kind of damage to your roof, it's critical to take the proper steps since you may be able to fix it rather than having to replace the entire roof.

Is it possible to fix a roof rather than replace it?

With the right amount of maintenance, your roof will stay in tip-top shape for years to come. In some circumstances, simply replacing a few shingles is all that is required to restore your roof's appearance and functionality. The purpose of asphalt shingles is to last a long time.

Shingle roofs may have been around since the 1800's but it wasn't until recently that they became more popular thanks to asphalt being used due its durability. Today's design doesn't just look good–it lasts so long.

However, when you have a leak in your home, it is important to know the difference between minor damage and major. If there's only a few shingles missing from high winds that are not able to cause any real structural or safety issue then replacement might be an option for you. However, if water has been leaking through the multiple layers of your roofing and up towards wall sockets and posts, it may necessitate more comprehensive repairs that will cost significantly more money and time to complete.

What to Look for When Choosing Whether Repairing or Replacing Your Roof is the best option for you

The first step in assessing whether it's time to replace your roof is to know what to look for. When choosing if your roof needs to be

replaced or repaired, there are a few aspects to consider. Considering the age of your roof , for example, can help you determine whether it's time for a roof replacement. You'll also want take into account the amount of money and time needed in addition with what type of home is this – all factors can help determine the best course action so let’s talk about them!

The age of your roof

When deciding whether or not to repair your roof, the age of your shingles is one factor that can make a big difference. For asphalt roofs, over time they will start to lose their protective coating and you'll need more work done on them in order for it be safe from damage again. If you're not sure how old yours are, just contact a local contractor – they're experts on this stuff!

The durability of a shingle is directly related to the thickness and weight, with lower-quality heavier ones being able to withstand wind. Architectural asphalt, also known as 3-tab asphalt, can endure upwards to four decades depending on quality, and it can withstand winds of up to 130 mph!

If you're noticing a few of these signs, it might be time to replace or repair your roof.

When the shingles on your roof are curling or buckled, it is an indication that they have not been coated in a long time. If you find moss growing on top of them then chances are good there has been water sitting atop for too long which will cause sagging and eventually leaks down into your home. And if you notice granules from the old shingle material clinging to gutters or along walls this can also be signs of aging roofs as well.

It's possible that you won't need a new roof after all. Before signing anything or spending any money, have several roofing contractors come out and chat to you about your home's situation. If the company is merely looking to make a quick profit off of you, you could be paying hundreds of dollars unnecessarily. Don't fall for it.

The condition of the roof and how big the damage is

A leaky roof can cause a lot of problems in your home. If you've seen water stains across the ceiling or down walls, there's a high chance it has to do with an issue on roof. Finding out where that problem is coming from isn't always easy – but luckily we have certified professionals who

know exactly how to find and fix leaks.


A leaky roof can be a big problem if it is left untreated. Molds may grow, framing will rot, ceiling gets damaged, and insulation could get wet or destroyed.


If you're faced with the decision of whether to repair or replace your roof, it's likely that it's already showing indications of degradation and has experienced physical damage. Working with a professional to determine the amount of your roof damage and assist you in making the best selection possible while keeping your budget in mind is the best option.

The time you intend to stay in your current residence and ways to increase the resale value of your home

It may not make sense to replace your roof if you aren't in your forever home but want to stay there for a while. When it comes time to sell your property, however, if the roof has been fixed multiple times in certain sections or is more than 15 years old, it may be difficult. If this sounds like what you're dealing with, have a professional take a look and see how much they think replacing might cost before selling! Once you put the house on the market the curb appeal will most likely sell your house.

If you plan to stay for a long time, you should establish a routine maintenance plan that involves having your roof checked more than once a year to guarantee that you get as much as you can of your roof's lifespan.

The size of your roof replacement budget

For some residences, a roof replacement is simply not feasible due to financial constraints. However, if you're not able to afford the expense of a new roof and want upkeep on your current one until finances are right for an eventual complete overhaul then make sure that our contractor is up-to-speed with all necessary repairs so as to keep any unnecessary damage at bay. Also, many roofing companies offer financial plans when it comes to roof replacement. Reach out and ask us how can we help.

As the cold weather starts, you may be considering whether or not it is time for a new roof or fix the old one. There are many factors involved in both decision, but

one thing that can really help make up your mind about if there's been enough wear and tear on your current set-up: shingles curling at the edges of an asphalt tile will eventually curl upwards from heat exposure over years until they no longer properly cover a surface near them anymore. If these seem like familiar problems than you can read more about this here, or give us call so we can take care of all those problems for you!

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