As roofs deteriorate,the homeowner is faced with an important decision: should I perform roof repairs or should I hire a roofing contractor to perform a full roof replacement ? There are several important factors that you should consider along the way, as if your replace the roof too early then you may be wasting money but if you fail to properly repair the roof you maybe risking additional damage to your home.
Roof Replacement versus Roofing Repair
A proper roofing inspection can determine the extent of damage that has been done to your roof over the years by the elements. In some cases, it may not be possible to perform repairs as certain damage can be too large or the life expectancy of your roof has passed, while in others it may be possible to perform repairs to allow your roof to adequately protect your home for years to come. Below are several factors to consider if the latter is true yet you are still considering a roof replacement rather than a roofing repair .
- Age - The average roof's life expectancy is 20-30 years, which varies based on whether, elements, as well as other factors. If the age of your roof is reaching its given expectancy, it may be better to replace the roof rather than patch it .
- Leaks - If you have leaks in your roof, it is vital that they be tracked to the source. It is also important to analyze the extent of the damage the leaks have caused.
- How long will you stay in the home? If you plan on selling, then the cheaper option may be just to fix the roof rather than performing a full roof replacement. Although it is important to consider that a newly replaced roof gives added value to your home.
- How many layers of roofing do you have? If the roof does not need repairs and if you only have 1 layer of current roofing installed on your home, consider installing a second layer of roofing onto your home. This is a cheaper option as it saves on the removal costs as well as disposal costs of your old roof.
As you can see, these are just some of the factors to consider if you are pondering replacing your roof or fixing it. These factors can lead to an educated decision that could ultimately save you thousands in home repairs. At Brothers Roofing we pride ourselves on providing quality roofing services to our customers. We do not take shortcuts to make a few extra bucks or to charge our customers a few bucks less just to get the job. We provide honest roofing services while using quality supplies. Please do not be fooled by local roofers that are willing to beat any price, as more often than not the quality of labor and materials is impacted by such decision making.
Are you interested in a roof replacement? Do you have a roofing repair to address? Please contact Brothers Roofing at (609)508-3416. We are a full service roofer offering installation and repairs to our customers.