But for some, those rainy days can mean a leaky roof—causing havoc on the home, wallet, and mind. In order to avoid all that head and heart-ache, you want to make sure that your roof is ready for the warmer (and wet) weather. The decision to repair or replace a roof can be tricky. With a better understanding of the benefits of a new roof versus a repaired roof will have you confident in your choice to reroof or repair.
The main causes of roof leaks are a result of improper installation of a roofing component, impact of tree limbs, missing roofing components as a result of storm damages and in some more rare cases structural failure of the underlying supporting structures can lead to excessive stress that leads to roofing material failure. Areas of the roof system where penetrations take place (lead stacks, vents, ie) are especially vulnerable to fail when improper or sloppy installation takes place.