When you’re trying to figure out if you should repair, patch or replace your roof there are lots of factors to consider. There are so many different roofing types that can play a major factor in which option you would choose for your roofing problems.

A roof that has shingles and has damage due to wind or a fallen limb is relatively easy and inexpensive to replace on your own or with a contractor. The torn or damaged shingles can be removed, and new ones can be attached in it’s place. If you do not have spare shingles laying around then you may have a mismatched rough, but it will be worth it not causing damage in the long run.

The following factors are things that should just be repaired or patched:

  • Damage from strong winds
  • A couple of missing or damaged shingles. If there are a lot of shingles missing or damaged it may indicate serious problems, you should get a professional roof inspection.
  • Leaky roofs can typically be patched.

Factors for a replacement roof include:

  • Shingles are curled at the edges.
  • Discoloration of shingles.
  • The flashings are separated from the roof.
  • The roof’s valley is missing several shingles.
  • Clogged gutters due to large debris from the shingles.

You should also consider the age of your roof. If it’s older than 60 years then you will need to replace it in the near future if not now. If you’re ever unsure of any type of roof problem you should always loop in a professional contractor to help you with your roofing problems. This way your problem doesn’t get worse costing you more time and money than you want it to.