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Common Roofing Problems that May Make Re-Roofing Smarter than Repairs

Last updated 6 years ago

When it comes to leaks and exterior damage, simple roof repairs aren’t always the answer. Often, a full replacement is a much better choice than a patch job. Read these replacement symptoms to figure out whether it’s time replace your Salt Lake City roof:

  • Excessive Weather Damage: Powerful winds and long-term precipitation spell the end for many roofing systems. Impact damage, for example, can cause huge dents in roof materials and hurt the home’s curb appeal. Heavy rain and ice dams can cause your roof to deteriorate from beneath the shingles.  Residual moisture along with mold will always complicate repairs. Both of these scenarios typically make roof replacement the more cost-effective approach.
  • Household Ceiling Leaks: Invasive water leaks often reflect a roof that’s worn beyond repair. Signs like water spots on multiple ceilings should tell homeowners that a full re-roofing job is necessary. If your home has an attic, you may not notice these leaks until long after the leak has begun. Watch out for mold and high levels of humidity in the attic so you can catch serious leaks early.
  • Aging Roof Materials: Most roofing materials have a shelf-life. Thankfully, there are numerous clues that signify a roof that isn’t worth repairing. Curling shingles, for example, are an industry-standard symptom of roofing that needs replacement. Loss of granules is another easy-to-spot replacement clue. If you notice large bald spots on your roof, get in touch with your local Salt Lake City roofing experts at Fortress Roofing.
  • High Energy Costs: When summer heating costs are unbearable, a new set of roofing shingles may be the answer. After all, aged and damaged shingles are extremely inefficient during the summer. Alternatively, Energy Star rated shingles produced by GAF can help offset HVAC costs by redirecting solar heat.

No one takes care of their customers like Fortress Roofing. In fact, we pride ourselves on our peerless customer service. We submit any proposal with great confidence in our ability to install a high-quality, worry-free roofing system and provide you with the best value for your investment dollars. Call us at (801) 205-6100 to speak with our friendly roofing technicians!


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