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Does My Roof Need to Be Replaced or Just Repaired?

Right now you are asking yourself...Should I Repair My Roof or Replace My Roofing Entirely? Right?

Your roof is not oly a highly visible, but an extremely vital part of your home's overall structure. More importantly, keeping your roofing in tip top condition is critical because the roof provides your home with protection from the outside weather. In addition, the roof is a key to the protection of your home's foundation, siding, and more. If the roof is damaged, there is a greater chance the rest of your home is vulnerable to more serious types of damage.

Therefore, It is important to repair and maintain your roof. However, if you have an asphalt roof your roof will need to be replaced over time comparatively than a metal or slate roof which has a much longer life span. The professionals at Starkweather and Sons can share more details on the different types of roofs if you call them. We are extremely knowledgable in all types of roofing.

At times having what seems as inexpensive repairs performed on your roof is the better choice, but instead you find out later it provided little to no benefit to the integrity of your roof. This is why it's important to know when your roofing needs to be replaced or be repaired.

Here are the factors you should consider when making a decision about your roofing on your home and whether it should be repaired or replaced.

The Age of Your Roof

Depending on the material - like asphalt or metal, roofs will generally last from 7-25 years. The lifespan of a roof varies due to the maintenance, weather, climate, material, and the type of installation. Therefore, it is vital you have a professional roofer assess your roofing to determine the roofs estimated lifespan.

Depending on the amount of estimated lifespan left, it might be more beneficial for you to have it replaced rather than have any type of repairs performed. It would be very disheartening to know only after having roof repairs completed only to need to have your roof replaced shortly afterward.

Unseen or Seen Moisture Damage

Dark stains on your walls, or peeling paint in your home, or moisture marks are sheer signs you have a roof leak. Depending on the size of any roof leak, short-term repairs may be take care of the immediate problem. The problem begins when there is extensive moisture damage over time to your home's roofing layer. Then you may want to begin consider replacing the roof and calling a professional like Starkweather and Sons Roofing and Siding in Wauseon, Ohio.

Short Term Versus Long-Term Cost and Investment

Replacing your roofing may be less expensive and a better investment in your home in the long-run. And, if your roof is beginning to show any signs of wear or discoloration, you can also consider having only one section of your roof replaced. Again, all roofs should be inspected by a professional roofing contractor for a full assesssment so you know what all are your options are before you make the wrong decision.

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Our Home Improvement Services


  • Roof Replacements
  • Roof Repairs
  • Residential Roofing
  • Commercial Roofing
  • New Roofs
  • Storm Damaged Roofs
  • Insurance Claims


  • Vinyl Siding
  • Vinyl Soffit
  • Aluminum Fascia Work
  • Shutters


  • New Windows
  • Vinyl Replacement Windows
  • Wood Windows

Starkweather And Sons Roofing and Siding Offers Financing Options for all home improvement projects!

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How to Contact Us

Starkweather and Sons Roofing and Siding
323 South Shoop Avenue
Wauseon, Ohio 43567

Phone: 419-337-2116

• Napoleon, Ohio Phone: 419-592-1540
• Defiance, Ohio Phone: 419-784-1022

Appointments Daily 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Weekends and Evenings By Appointment

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Serving Ohio Since 1976

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Serving Northwest Ohio, whether it's roofing, siding or windows you need,
Starkweather and Sons Roofing and Siding IS the Ohio company you can TRUST.

Communities Served: Wauseon, Archbold, Bryan, Montpelier, Hicksville, Defiance, Napoleon, Antwerp, Liberty Center, Delta, Grand Rapids, West Unity, Lyons, Metamora, Whitehouse, Waterville, Swanton, and Other Nearby Northwest Ohio Communities.

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