Does My Roof Really Need A Replacement?

While many damaged roofs can be fixed with a simple repair, at least temporarily, sometimes a repair is not an option. In these cases, many times homeowners know that their roof is damaged, but may not realize the extent of the damage, or why a roof replacement is necessary. There are many reasons a roof replacement could become necessary, but here are the top 3. 

Storm Damage 

A common cause of roof damage is storms. The combination of hail, high winds and heavy rain can cause significant damage to roofs. Storms also bring the risk of downed trees and tree branches, which can land on roofs and cause significant structural damage to the roof and home. In many cases, a roof will need to be completely replaced in the wake of a bad storm.

Water Damage 

The second common cause of roof replacements is water damage. When repairs are not made in time and  water intrudes into the structure of the home, it can cause significant structural damage. Many times leaks and structural damage can be repaired easily and quickly, but in some cases, the damage is so extensive that a roof replacement is necessary. 

Age Can Equal Replacement

Finally, age is a common (and inevitable) cause of roof replacements. While a well maintained roof can last decades, it will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Depending on the material, this age can be between 20-50 years, longer with some metal and synthetic slate roofs. However, once this age is reached, a roof replacement is necessary.

If you’re looking for a professional roofing company with experience to replace your roof, look no further than Cenvar Roofing! Our convenient location in Zion Crossroads allows us to serve the entire Charlottesville area with high quality service. Schedule your free estimate today!