Does My Roof Need a Repair or Replacement?

Is your roof showing signs of damage? You might be pondering between opting for repair or replacement. Here are some factors that you need to consider:

Three Considerations When Deciding to Either Replace or Repair Your Roof

  • Roof’s Age:

If your roof is exhibiting symptoms of aging and has been damaged by storms, leaks, or other issues, it may be time to replace it. Rather than paying for roof repairs over and over, replacing an older, damaged, or failing roof can be a worthwhile investment.

  • Roof Leaks 

A leaky roof could be the source of water stains that run across your ceilings or down the walls inside your home. A licensed roofing contractor can assist you in identifying and fixing a leaking roof. Leakage can also be caused by mold, rotting framing, and roof sheathing.

  • Price of a New Roof:

The cost of a new roof is one of the most important factors when deciding between a reroof and a repair. A complete roof replacement may be more expensive upfront, but it means you won’t have to pay for further repairs. Furthermore, knowing that what you value most beneath your home is protected can provide peace of mind.

When Should You Repair Your Roof?

  • Minor Damage:

Repairing damaged shingles, for example, can be simple and cost-effective, if you only need to improve a small part of your roof. On the other hand, asphalt or metal panels may be more difficult or expensive to repair individually than other roofing materials. 

  • Moderate Damage:

If your roof suffered moderate damage, you should definitely opt for repair. The damage to the roof will not be significant enough to necessitate replacement. However, you should talk to a professional before you make a final decision. 

When Should You Opt for Roof Repair?

If you only need to repair a tiny bit of your roof, replacing damaged material in that section can be easy and economical. However, for example, metal panels may be more difficult or expensive to repair individually than other roofing materials. Roofs often make up a substantial percentage of your home’s outer look in terms of aesthetics and curb appeal. A new roof not only improves the impression of your residence but also allows you to select a different color or style of shingle.

Modern roofing materials are sturdy and robust, and can easily keep the elements out and reflect sunlight. In addition, the materials are more energy-efficient than ever before. Therefore, the investment can lead to cost savings in the long run, which can mitigate the initial cost you have to bear to a certain extent. 

K&B Home Remodelers can provide you with a timely and high-quality roof replacement, enhancing the life of your roof and preventing damage. Contact our team for a quote to make the entire exterior of your home beautiful.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.