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Should you have your roof repaired or replaced?

Is your roof missing shingles or leaking water? Are you wondering if repairing it will extend its life or if you need to replace it entirely? The team at René Perron Couvreurs in Montreal and Laval has prepared this blog to help you make the right decision.

Consider the age and condition of your roof

If your roof is relatively new and still under warranty, it’s best to contact the company that installed it. They’ll rectify the situation and increase your roof’s longevity. The estimated lifespan of your roof largely depends on the materials used, the quality of the installation and the maintenance performed.


However, if your roof is no longer under warranty, you must have every aspect thoroughly inspected, including the shingles, joints and granules. Pay attention to signs that your roof needs to be replaced . Is the damage extensive but limited to a specific area? Ask an expert if it’s possible to repair only the damaged section. Has your aging roof already undergone multiple repairs? If so, you may want to consider investing in a new one.


Assess the situation inside your home

The condition of your roof can have a host of repercussions inside your home. Excess humidity, swelling paint, water seepage, condensation in the attic and rising energy bills in both winter and summer can all result from a damaged roof. If you notice yellow or brown stains or mould on the ceiling, or if the lumber in your attic is damp, you must have your roof replaced to avoid more serious damage to your home.


Ask an expert for advice

The best way to find out if you should repair or replace your roof is to ask a qualified professional for advice. At René Perron Couvreurs, we specialize in installing and repairing all types of roofs, including asphalt shingles, LEED-certified roofs and elastomeric membranes, in Montreal and Laval. We can inspect your roof and give you the right advice.


Count on our experienced team to perform the necessary repair or replacement while respecting your needs and budget. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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