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Every homeowner at some point will experience roof damage. With regular maintenance and taking care of minor problems as they arise, replacing your roof should be scheduled, rather than needed, to solve a major problem.

Not all home improvement decisions are cut and dry. It's sometimes acceptable to repair a roof rather than replace it. Which avenue you go down will all depend on several factors; including the type of damage your roof sustained and what percentage of the total roof surface needs repair.

Repair or Replace Your Roof

Are your roofing issues concentrated in a specific area? If you answered yes, then you may be looking at some repair work. Make it a high priority, because even the tiniest hole can expand overtime causing widespread damage.

How old is your asphalt roof? If it's over 15 years old, replacing the roof may be the way to go. If you're unsure, estimating roof age can be difficult, especially when that information isn't readily available. Setting your roof's age aside, consider loose, curled and missing shingles. Shingles that are damaged or unaccounted for can't protect your roof's decking from moisture and wind.

There's a big difference between a few missing shingles and extensive moisture damage to the roofing layers of your home. If your roof has a vast amount of damage, it's in your best interest to replace the entire roof.

Have you noticed your roof sagging? A sagging roof is a serious problem. Call a roofing contractor as soon as possible. You must replace the entire roof.

Finding the right solution to your roofing problem is key to minimizing costly home improvement projects in the future. So before you decide to repair your shingles or replace your roof, it's very important to have a professional roofing contractor inspect it to determine if any of the underlayment or decking is damaged.

Contact Graves Bros. to Schedule a Free Consultation

A new roof not only dramatically improves the look of your home, but it can also protect you and your loved ones from mother nature's wrath. Graves Bros. can handle all of your roofing needs from a roof repair to a full replacement. Call 585-288-3390 or email us to schedule a free estimate.