Repair, Replace, Repair, Replace: What To Do With Your Roof

One day, you’re looking at your roof, and you notice something wrong with it. Or maybe you don’t notice anything at all, it’s just that very recently, a huge storm came through town, and you’re concerned it did some damage to your castle. Or maybe your roof is simply getting old.

So what do you do?

Do you need to replace or repair your roof? How do you know?

Repairing is to fix small areas of the roof, including issues like torn shingles, cracked flashings, or potentially animal damage. Replacing is more for widespread problems across the roof. Your roof may need replacing if:

  • Your attic is sagging!
  • Your shingle tabs are faulty (which means your shingles aren’t secure)!
  • Your roof is shedding (shingle granules)!
  • Your roof is leaking (because your shingles have started to curl).

If you remember from an earlier article, you’ll remember that 3-tab asphalt roofs last around 10-15 years, while architectural laminate shingles will last around 25-35 years. You should consider replacing them once your roof’s shingles are past their birthday.

Blue Angels Roofing is the preferred roofing repair company in the Birmingham area, covering Cahaba Heights, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Irondale, and Vestavia. We do both residential and commercial complexes, according to HOA guidelines. Courtesy, efficiency, and safety are our team’s top priorities, and it’s not finished job until the customer is truly satisfied. We take a lot of pride in making sure your home is in tip-top shape for you.