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Do I need a Roof Repair or Replacement?

With the recent storms in the area, many roofs have taken a hit...literally. It is important to know when your Central Texas home needs roof repair or roof replacement. If you are considering a repair or replacement, working with a professional contractor is crucial to ensure the job is done correctly.

Steel Horse Constructors is a full-service home remodeling contractor in the Central Texas area specializing in roof repairs and replacements. We will discuss the signs you should look for to determine if you need a roof repair or roof replacement.

If your home is in need of roof repair or replacement, Steel Horse Constructors can help. Contact us online or call (800) 856-1276 today to learn more about our services.

How to Tell the Difference Between a Repair and a Replacement

Roof repair or replacement is an important decision for homeowners. The repair or replacement needed depends on the extent of the damage and the overall condition of the roof.To determine if a roof repair or replacement is necessary, consider the roof's age, the extent of the damage, the type of roofing material, the climate in your area, and energy efficiency. A repair may be sufficient if the damage is limited and the roof is relatively new. However, a replacement may be necessary if the damage is more extensive or the roof is older. It is best to consult a professional roofing contractor for a proper assessment.

Signs You Need Roof Repair

  1. Missing or damaged shingles: If you notice missing or damaged shingles on your roof, it may be time for a roof repair.

  2. Leaks or water damage: If your roof is leaking or if you have noticed water damage in your home, it is likely time for a roof repair.

  3. Age: If your roof is relatively old (over 20 years), it may be time for a roof repair, even if there is no visible damage. Contact a professional if you need clarification.

  4. Sagging or uneven roofline: If your roof is sagging or is uneven, it may be a sign that the roof structure is damaged and in need of repair urgently.

  5. Increased energy bills: If you have noticed an increase in your energy bills, it may be a sign that your roof is not providing adequate insulation. A roof repair may be necessary to improve energy efficiency.

Signs You Need Roof Replacement

  1. Age: If your roof is over 20 years old and showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time for a roof replacement.

  2. Extensive damage: If your roof has large holes, severely damaged or missing shingles, or damaged flashing, a roof replacement is needed immediately.

  3. Sagging or collapsing roof: If your roof is sagging or collapsing, it is a clear sign that a replacement is necessary.

  4. Multiple leaks: If your roof has multiple leaks or water damage, a replacement may be necessary to prevent further damage to your home.

  5. Energy inefficiency: If your roof is not providing adequate insulation and you are experiencing higher energy bills, a roof replacement with more energy-efficient materials may be the way to go.

Contacting a Professional Contractor

If you're unsure whether your roof needs a repair or replacement, it's best to consult a professional roofing contractor. At Steel Horse Constructors, we can assess your roof's condition and provide you with a recommendation based on your specific needs and budget. Contact us online or call (800) 856-1276 today!


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