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Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

A professional roof inspection will help you uncover whether it’s best to repair your roof or replace it. When your roof suffers damage due to severe weather or simply aging, call a professional roofing company and get a roof inspection. Drone roof inspections offer a thorough aerial view of the details of your roof, and give inspectors the opportunity to look at the condition of your roof shingles.

Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement

Curling, missing, and cracked shingles are all indicators it’s time for roof replacement. Roof leaks, mold, and mildew can be signs of roof damage. Dents in your roof shingles caused by hail damage may call for roof replacement. Your home’s gutters also reveal if a roof needs replacement. If there are granules of asphalt in your gutters (usually caused by excessive heat), your roof shingles are likely compromised. A sagging roof is an indication that your roof needs replacement promptly.

Roof Repair for Minor Damage

After severe storms, many Ohio homes need roof repair or replacement. If a tree falls on your home and penetrates your roof or attic, prompt attention is vital to your home’s protection.

A roofing company can help you decide if it’s appropriate for your roof to be repaired or if it needs replacing. If you have minor damage, a repair may be the answer. If you have an asphalt roof, a few damaged shingles can be replaced easily. Other roofing materials—such as metal—may not offer the simplicity of repairs that asphalt shingles offer. Also, it can be difficult to match the exact look of the remainder of your roof when replacing metal roofing panels.

If your home has moderate roofing damage, partial roof replacement may be something to consider. The problem lies in the overall aesthetics after your roof is replaced. The color of a newly installed section of roofing may differ from your older roofing, hindering curb appeal.

If your roof has dark streaks on it, your roof shingles are likely not harmed or in need of repairs, but it hinders your home’s curb appeal. These streaks can be removed with a half-and-half blend of bleach and water sprayed on the affected areas of your roof. Here are some tips if you choose to apply the bleach mixture to your roof.

  • Ensure your safety—Take proper safety precautions if you choose to spray your roof with the bleach mixture.
  • Protect landscaping—Cover your landscaping so the bleach run-off doesn’t harm it.

How to Know You Need a New Roof

Roofing materials get old and worn out, and eventually need to be replaced. Sometimes roofing gets damaged by hail storms or other severe weather.

How do you know it’s time to reroof your home? If a roof is in need of replacement and you wait too long, your home could suffer more damage and make your roof replacement more costly. With the help of an experienced roofing professional, you can get your roof replaced at the right time.

Take a look at these questions to help evaluate your current roof.

  1. What is the age of your current roof? Has it reached the end of its lifespan?
  2. Do you have missing shingles due to storms?
  3. Are your roof shingles curling or buckling?
  4. Do you have worn out shingles?
  5. Are your home’s roof valleys compromised?
  6. When you look up in your attic, can you see the sky?
  7. Is there moisture causing mold or mildew in your attic insulation?
  8. Are your neighbors getting roof replacements?
  9. Does the climate in your area contribute to the need for roof replacement?
  10. After a storm, what is your home’s susceptibility to future damage?
Considering a metal roof for your Dayton area home?

Our “Complete Roof Replacement Guide” can help you decide.

The Benefits and Value of a Full Roof Replacement

If your home has significant roof damage, a full roof replacement may be needed and could save you money in the long run. A new roof gives your home increased value as well as other benefits including:

Curb appeal

Today’s roofing materials give you multiple options to complement your home with the perfect roof material and a pleasing color. There are multiple styles of roof shingles, and a wide variety of colors to choose from. Boost your home’s curb appeal with a full roof replacement, and enjoy coming home again.

Energy efficiency

Enhance your home’s energy efficiency and save on utilities after a full roof replacement. Today’s roofing materials protect your home while reflecting sunlight so you can enjoy consistent energy savings.

Ample protection

Get peace of mind knowing your family and home are well protected with a new roof. When heavy winds and snow storms come, you’ll be confident in your home’s protection once you have a full roof replacement.

Get an Experienced Roofing Contractor You Can Trust

As an experienced roofing contractor, we install your roof the right way, adding exquisite beauty and resale value to your home.

At American Way Exteriors, we understand the importance of quick action and protective solutions for your roof after a storm. We specialize in roofing repairs in the Dayton, Ohio area. When storm damage happens, we’ve got you covered.

Our drone roof inspection gives you an aerial view of your roof. Get peace after the storm with our residential roof repair as well as commercial roof repair and maintenance. We work with your insurance company throughout the claims process.

We offer a variety of residential and commercial roofing options including:

  • Asphalt Shingles—This affordable roofing option lasts up to 30 years.
  • Metal Roofing—Get maximum protection with this attractive roofing that withstands winds up to 140 mph.
  • Synthetic Roofing—Get a beautiful roof with long-lasting color and durable performance.
  • Flat Rubber Roofing—This practical option for commercial properties resists tears and punctures due to storms.

Contact us today to get a quote.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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