Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement: Which One Do You Need?
Your roof needs help…but what kind of help?
There are big differences between roof repair and roof replacement. For one thing, roof repair is less costly than roof replacement and takes less time. On the other hand, simply repairing when you should replace, will only exacerbate underlying roof issues. Over time, multiple repairs might be needed and that will be more costly than one replacement at the end of the day. The key is to know exactly what kind of roof work you need done. Is your roof salvageable or is it time to move on to a new roof altogether?
Look at your roof shingles: are any missing, buckled, or chipped? Shingles are easy enough to replace without replacing the whole roof but before you schedule the repair, consider whether there might be an underlying issue. Shingles are designed to last for years, so if they’re breaking off, your roof might have other problems. You might have a leak or roof rot weakening the structure of your roof. Look for discolored patches of the roof, and ask yourself how often you’ve had problems with the shingles lately. If it’s more than occasional, it may be time to replace your roof with a better quality roof.
Was your street visited by a natural disaster lately? Fall often brings heavy storms in its wake, and sometimes tornadoes that may hit when you least expect it. Sometimes the damage to your roof may not be immediately obvious, but soon after the storm, you start to notice leaks or a patch of discoloration on the surface of your roof. If your roof has taken a hit from a massive storm, the cost to repair it may not be worth the effectiveness. Instead, you may simply want to replace the roof to be safe.
Age of the Roof
The age of the roof is an important factor to consider when wondering whether to repair or replace your roof. If your roof is only a few years old and it hasn’t been riddled with problems since the beginning, it may be that all you need is a roof repair to get it back in shape. If, however, your roof is decades old and starting to wear down, it may be time for a replacement. A good roof will last a long time, but no roof is meant to last forever. It’s also important to keep in mind that different roofing materials last for different lengths of time. If your roof reached the end of its lifespan sooner than you’d like, you may want to look into something sturdier for your roof replacement, such as metal roofing.
Whatever your roofing needs might be, Jancewicz & Son is here to help with over 80 years of experience. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.