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The Cost of Repairing, Replacing, and Patching Your Roof


Vermont Roof Replacement and Repair

Roof repair or roof replacement? Consider the costs.

Roof work is an investment, no matter what the extent, but there’s a big difference between the cost of repairing and replacing your roof. And you don’t just want to consider upfront costs. What will be the most cost effective option in the long run? The answer isn’t the same for every Vermont homeowner or every roof. Here are some things you’ll want to take into account when considering the costs of roof repair and roof replacement:

Roof Repair

The thing about roof repair is that there are several different types of roof repair, and they all vary in cost. Roof repair might be fixing leaks in the roof, or it might mean addressing a roof shrinkage option. Maybe there’s an issue with loose flashing or surface erosion. No matter what the roof repair, the initial costs will be less expensive than roof replacement. If this is a one-time problem or something that happens fairly infrequently, you may not need to worry about roof replacement. Roof repair could be the best investment if you’ve recently incurred damage due to a storm or still have a relatively new roof.

Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is a much more involved process, so of course the upfront costs for both labor and materials will be much higher. You’re not just fixing up an existing roof, but taking down the existing roof completely and installing a new roof. For this reason, many homeowners will attempt to have repairs done instead of replacing their roof. Again, there are situations where a roof repair is more appropriate and more cost effective, even in the long run. However, if your roof is older or in need of frequent repairs, the cost to repair it over and over will eventually add up. It may actually be cheaper in the long run to replace the roof with more durable materials, such as metal roofing.

Patching Up

Patching up your roof is a form of repair, but usually a quick, cheap repair to fix the immediate problem. This will be the most affordable option upfront, but more often than not it’s simply putting a bandaid on the problem. Replacing a few shingles might lessen the roof leaks in the immediate, but doesn’t address the underlying issue of roof rot, for instance. This is a choice for homeowners on a very tight budget who might have more to invest in repairs or replacement later, but before patching your roof, consider looking into our financing plans to make the cost of repairs or replacement more manageable. 

Any work done on your roof is an investment, but it’s a worthwhile investment to protect the rest of your home. Contact Jancewicz & Son today for more information on roof repairs and replacements.


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