Your home roof endures all kind of environmental wear and tear. Your roof declares its
aging when the dark spots or streaks begin to appear. When these symptoms starts to
appear then you must understand that it’s a siren from your roof for the repair or
The prime reason of the discoloring of the roof is the mildew. The overall appearance
transforms from a highly eye-pleasing view to an awful sight. Other than the appearance, a
dull looking roof can also be very chancy.
There is no such roof that can last forever. Sooner or later it is going to require some
repairs. You just have to assimilate whether it requires minor patch up and repair or total
When does your roof needs Patch Up?
Normally, your roof can last for around 15 years, give or take. During this period, it will
announce some minor or major repairs many times before it say “I Quit”. If the roof is
newish and some minor damage has come up then repair is the best alternative. In this
case, you also have to see that the damage is occurring in a small area or it is targeting the
overall area. Minor damage may include shingles due to heavy wind or fallen branch,
missing shingles, or leaking from an isolated spot. In all these cases, it is best to go for minor
patch ups or repairs.
When does your roof needs Replacement?
As mentioned earlier, a common lifespan of a roof is 12-15 years. After that, you will find
the shingles to lose their elasticity, appear terrible and dull, and somehow it will stop
protecting you from different weather conditions. Also, the color of the roof will totally
change and debris and mildew will start to appear on it. This is the time when your roof is
ready to say goodbye after serving you for long years.
It is quite clear from the symptoms on when to choose replacement over repairs. Indeed,
the expense of roof replacement is excruciating but it is an invincible need of your house.