“Do I need a full roof replacement or only some repairs?” is a common question roofing contractors hear from homeowners. Your roof eventually will need to be replaced, of course, but it might not need to happen right now. There are a number of areas on your home’s roof that should be examined before it’s decided which direction is best to go in. If you have already examined your roof and realize you have torn or missing shingles, holes, or leaks, it’s best to call your local roofing professional right away to get an inspection. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of repairing your roof vs replacing your roof.
Pros and Cons of Repairing your Roof vs Replacing your Roof
When evaluating the pros and cons of roof repair versus roof replacement, you first want to consider the age of your current roof. If it’s over 15 years old and your roof is afflicted with any of the issues stated above, it may be best to replace your roof.
Pro for Roof Replacement: You will have peace of mind with a new roof, and your torn or missing shingles, or leaks will no longer be a concern.
The next thing to consider when determining if you should repair your roof or replace it, is your budget. If your home’s roof is earlier in its average life, you should ask if repairs to the roof would be sufficient to fix the problems.
Pro for Roof Repair: If repairs are all that’s needed and you know you otherwise should have several years left in your current roof, your budget will thank you.
Consistent problems are another reason to examine whether or not repairs are a good option for your roof. Have you had to repair areas of your roof many times before? Continuous problems could lead to bigger issues that extend beyond just your roof.
Pro for Roof Replacement: Fully correcting the problem(s) by replacing the roof will eliminate these ongoing headaches and properly address your roofing issues.
How Long Should my Roof Last?
Like we noted above, a roof over 15 years old with damage has a higher likelihood of needing to be replaced. If your current roof is younger than that, and the only wear or damage is small and easily repaired, a replacement can most likely wait.
We aren’t able to pinpoint exactly how long all roofs on homes will last. It depends on the quality of the install and the product itself, plus the weather it’s had to endure. Your roof might look good from the street, but up close may tell a different story. Speaking with your roofing expert and having a roofing review annually is a good move.
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