To Repair or to Replace: When Your Roof Needs Work

When you discover that your roof needs some work done, you're often faced with deciding if you want repairs or replacement. However, there are a few things to consider before calling a roof replacement service. Here are some easy ways to determine whether it's time for repair or replacement.

Age

According to Roofing Contractor Magazine, over 5 million roofs are installed yearly. Many of these roof replacements are due to the age of the roof. For example, asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years when properly taken care of. Thinking about your roof's age can tell you if you need to contact a roof replacement service.

Size

How significant the damage is can quickly tell you whether you need a new roof. If the damage is minor, it can usually be repaired. A few missing or damaged shingles is a quick and easy repair job. However, replacing the roof may be a better idea if there is a large amount of damage. Most homeowners opt to replace the entire roof when the repair job is bigger.

Frequency

How frequently you need repairs can help determine whether it's time for a new roof. Homeowners who notice they often have to replace shingles due to them being blown off or causing leaks usually need a roof replacement. Constant repairs are a surefire sign that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. When you compare the cost of continuous repairs with the price of a roof replacement, installing a new roof may just be the better idea.

Budget

A roof replacement service may sometimes be necessary, but it might be outside of your budget. In this situation, repairs can help prolong the lifespan of your roof. They can protect your home while you save money for a new roof. However, getting one as soon as possible is essential if you need a new roof. Old roofs will continue to have one problem after another.

One of the easiest ways to determine if you need a new roof is by contacting a professional. We can evaluate the condition of your roof to let you know if you need repairs or a replacement. Contact us today to schedule an estimate for our services!


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