Can My Roof Be Repaired?

January 19, 2024

If your roof is causing you issues, you may be wondering whether you need to replace your roof or if you can get by with a roof repair. A correctly installed and properly maintained roof should last for many years, but eventually, all roofs will need to be replaced. The lifespan for an average roof is typically between 25-30 years or more depending on the materials, conditions, and workmanship.

But when is that exactly? Here are some signs that your roof should longer be repaired.

The Roof Is Leaking

By no means does a roof leak automatically suggest it needs to be replaced. Most minor roof leaks can be repaired by a knowledgeable roofer. However, roof leaks that continually pop-up year after year, or roof leaks that have caused extensive damage may be an indicator that it is time to replace you roof.

The Cost of Repairs

If every consecutive year, or worse, multiple times a year, you find yourself having to pay for a roof repair, it may be time to consider replacing the roof. Multiple repairs can add up in cost quickly.

Sometimes, the cost of a major repair can be so high that replacing the roof is a more viable option. For instance, an old tile roof that requires all of the roof tiles to be removed and reinstalled after replacing the failing underlayment, can be such an expensive repair that it may be less expensive to install a new composition shingle roof instead.

The Condition of Your Roof

The condition of your roof can be a gauge on whether you should repair or replace the roof. A roof that has experienced storm or wind damage for instance, may require more repairs than feasible (roofs with storm damage may also be covered under your home insurance policy!). Asphalt shingles that have lost a lot of granules and take on a shiny appearance is a sign that the roof is time to be replaced.

A sagging roof is also warning that the roof needs to be replaced. Sagging roof

If you want an honest opinion on whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, contact American Eagle Roofing at