Roofing problems can happen often. Since the roof is that component of your house that is most exposed to the extreme weather effects, it has a higher chance of getting damaged, based on the material and quality used to build it. However, you cannot always be sure if the affected roof requires a repair or complete replacement. Thus, to help you better understand when what is needed, we have gathered all the factors that you need to consider before deciding. If there is anything specific and you are still unsure, it is best to contact a roofing contractor who can arrange an inspection for you. By doing so, you will be able to make an informed decision.
Age of the Roof
Usually speaking, a roof’s age is around 20-30 years. However, severe weather conditions can damage your roof. If you do not cater to this immediately, it can result in issues beyond repair. However, you need to consider the age of the roof because if it is already too old, roof repair is not the right answer. For example, if your roof has been in place for the past 20 years and there is a leak, you may want to consider getting a replacement. The roof replacement cost will be higher than a repair, but you will eventually have to bear it. Thus, there is no use in getting it fixed only to replace it after a while.
The Extent of Damage
When assessing the costs, it is also imperative to consider the extent of damage to the roof. If the roof has minor issues that can be easily fixed and cost you significantly less, you should get it repaired. In contrast to that, if there is a huge issue, you may want first to calculate and compare the overall costs before picking from roof repair or new roof options.
The Type of Damage
Another aspect to look out for is the type of damage that has occurred. If it is structural damage, you should never take that lightly. Contact an experienced roof company and make the right choice. Ignoring or trying to make do with structural damages can cause significant harm as living under a damaged roof is always risky. On the contrary, if the damage is an aesthetic one, for example, there is an issue with the design, or a couple of shingles got broken, you can get them repaired without replacing the whole roof.
Your Intent to Stay
A new roof can increase the value of your home. So, if you are planning on selling the current house, you should consider a roof replacement. Again, you do not have to go for it if it is not needed. However, making do with repairs when a new roof is required (just because you will be leaving soon), is not a great idea. Think about it and discuss the consequences with the roofing company and your estate agent before deciding.
If you have been able to figure out what you want and need to contact a company who could arrange an inspection, fix roof issues , or install a new roof, contact us, and we will be happy to help you out.