An asphalt roof has many advantages along with a few cons. It’s an excellent choice because of its durability and longevity. However, it can be hard to know whether you should repair or replace this type of roof. Here are some handy tips to help you make this crucial choice.

How Old Is Your Roof?

One of the first things you should find out is just how old your roof actually is. In most cases, the life of an asphalt roof will usually be between 15 and 20 years. If your roof is this old or older, it’s definitely time to replace it. If it’s much younger, it may simply need a few timely repairs. 

How Bad Is the Damage?

As noted above, if the damage to your roof is from routine wear and tear multiplied by old age, it will probably need to be replaced. If the damage came from a storm and resulted in huge gaps or tears, it may well need replacing. On the other hand, if the roof held up decently well with only a few minor issues, you could probably call in a local service to perform some needed renovations. 

 Are You Missing Shingles?

One of the most commonly recognized features of an asphalt roof will be the shingles that adorn it. It’s a good idea to check on the amount of damage that they may have sustained. 

If you see a lot of cracked, torn, or bent shingles, this may point to the extent of the damage to your roof being greater than you realized. This will be even more true if you see a lot of shingles missing. If this is the case, you can call Roof Guys to get started on renovation work on your behalf.