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The Right Time To Replace Or Repair The Roof Over Your Head

As the saying goes, one needs to be grateful for simply having a roof over your head. This roof, literally and metaphorically, provides one with a sense of safety and protection. But what happens when the integrity of your roof is jeopardized and your home and family are exposed to the elements? You may have to repair or replace your roof. This is where Whalen Exteriors comes into play. Whalen Exteriors is a family-owned roofing company from Pittsburgh. We have been in the roofing and contracting business for more than 40 years and have built up a reputation for excellent craftsmanship and service.

It’s important to note that roof repairs will cost a lot less than having to replace the entire roof. Not only will it save you money but time and effort as well. However, constant repairing and maintenance of older roofs can amount to the price of a completely new one. It is thus important to have your roof inspected first before making any major decisions. 

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are a common occurrence in older homes, especially those situated in rainy states. Roof leaks can be an easy solution if tended to immediately. Things that may cause leaks in your roof include missing or broken asphalt shingles due to element exposure over time or perhaps a heavy storm. These are fairly easy and cheap to replace or repair. Specializing in asphalt shingle roofs, you can be guaranteed that we, here at Whalen Exteriors understand the importance of preserving and maintaining the roof that protects your family. 

Weather Damage

Weather damage to your roof can occur unexpectedly. Things like hail, lightning, severe storms, and rainstorms can all damage your roof. Things get especially tricky when these storms cause trees to break on your roof or the wind blows heavy objects into your roof causing incredible damage. Minor damages to your roof can be easily repaired. Roofs are supposed to be able to withstand the natural elements. However, when things like branches or entire trees come down on your home, you may have to consider having your whole roof replaced. 


Deterioration of your roof can occur for many reasons. Most roofs have a lifespan of about 20 years, so when your roof is older than that it becomes more susceptible to deterioration. Elements that speed up the degrading of your roof most often link back to the lack of roof maintenance. Regularly checking or replacing roof shingles, pressure washing your roof to clear away any rubbish or debris, removing any vegetation as well as getting rid of any fungus, algae, or insect infestation help to maintain the integrity of your roof. 

If you need any help repairing or replacing your roof don’t hesitate to contact Whalen Exteriors. 

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