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Has your roof begun to show signs of aging? Or perhaps there are areas of missing shingles? Broken shingles? Or dents in your metal roofing? It can be hard to know if it is better to repair the damaged areas or to completely replace the whole roof. Here are some tips and guidelines to help decide which is better for your situation. 

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Each roofing material has a life expectancy. For example, asphalt roofing materials can last anywhere from 15 years to 30 years. That is a huge time gap, but if the homeowner chooses not to do regular inspections or maintenance on areas of the roof needing attention, then the lifespan will be shortened. Metal roofing can last from 35 to 50 years, once again depending on regular inspections.

A regular maintenance program should consist of visually inspecting the roof and noting any areas of vulnerability. When the areas are detected, speaking with a professional roofing contractor will help to learn if the area is easily fixable or if the damage is too severe and needs additional mending. Port Orchard Roofing is ideal when determining the condition of a roof and any questionable areas.  We are available to discuss any areas of concern, and discuss the best course of action.

Leaking Roof

A roof that has broken in areas, and water seeps through should be addressed quickly. Depending on whether to repair or replace will be determined by the extent of the damage. If an area is small, and a few replacement shingles will seal up the area, then it can continue forth beautifully. However, if the area is a gaping hole, which has ruined the underlayment and insulation, then a replacement will be in the future. 

Weathered and Worn Roof

Do you notice areas of the roof that have curling shingles? Broken shingles? Areas of missing granules? If the areas of this damage are in several places on the roof, then it may be better to replace the whole roof rather than try to patch up individual areas. It may not be aesthetically pleasing with some new crisp shingles mixed with the worn older shingles. It is really best, in this type of situation, to speak with Port Orchard Roofing and get some professional advice on the direction to go. 

Here are some guidelines to consider: 

  • Roofing looks old, worn, and weathered
  • Moss, mildew, or algae have taken over
  • Curled, cupped, or bent edges on asphalt or wood shingles
  • Missing granules or bald spots
  • Rusted metal panels 

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Cost of Repair vs. Cost of Replacement

Once you have noted areas of damage, it is wise to consider the costs between the repair job and the replacement job. If the repairs are minimal, and there is still life left on the roof, then feel comfortable in going the repair route. However, if the damaged areas are extensive and the costs are similar, it would be advantageous to replace the whole roof and gain the peace of mind the new roof can offer. It is really best to speak with Port Orchard Roofing to get the price comparison and make your decision.  

Port Orchard Roofing has been serving the local community since 2007. We have helped thousands of families with their roofing needs, and are skilled to help you also. We strive for perfect workmanship, excellent customer satisfaction, and honest truthful feedback regarding your roofing needs. 

Look to the company with the experience and knowledge to help solidify your roof and keep you, your family, and your possessions safe for years to come.  


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