Shingle repair is when a roofing professional simply replaces one shingle or a small patch of shingles on your roof, rather than replacing the entire thing. This offers homeowners many advantages, including saving them money right now. Repairing a small area is much cheaper than the entire thing.
Repair vs. replace
So, when is a shingle repair worth it and when should you just go ahead and replace the entire thing? Shingle repair is a good option if:
If you have minor damage or are simply missing a shingle, shingle repair is a good, economic solution. However, it is not the best option if:
Replacing it may be a better option if you have an older roof or more significant damage. Water damage can indicate the sheeting may be damaged as well. This means a shingle repair will not be sufficient, and replacing it will likely be the better option.
Anytime you have roof damage, you should bring in a professional to assess the issue. They can determine the extent of the damage by checking not only your roof, but attic as well. Then, they can recommend whether a simple shingle repair will work or if a bigger fix is needed.
You may also notice missing shingles on your own, without a professional. If you notice you are missing a shingle, don’t wait to get it repaired or replaced as this can lead to bigger problems down the road.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors offers commercial roofing and residential roofing services to Charlotte NC and surrounding areas.