All roofs eventually wear out and need replacement. However, certain types of problems may just need a repair. The main issue is determining whether the roof needs to be completely replaced or is in need of a quick roof repair job. Replacing your roof too soon can be a waste of money. On the other hand, if your roof is in terrible condition, it may lead to bigger problems such as water damage, causing you to spend more money in the long run. Here are factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof:
The age of your roof
The age of your roof is one of the most important considerations. Most roofs have a lifespan of approximately 20 to 30 years. If the roof is in good shape, a repair job will suffice. If it is already worn and aged, replacing it may be a better solution.
Extent of the leaks
If your roof is leaking, an inspection can help to determine the extent of the leak. Often, isolated leaks can be repaired. If the roof leak is widespread, a roof replacement may be necessary.
Frequency of repairs
If you frequently need to hire a contractor to repair your roof, it may be time to replace your roof. Putting off a roof replacement may cause you to spend more money in the long run.
Extent of the damage
The extent of roof damage can help you to decide whether to repair or replace your roof. If a few shingles are missing, a simple repair can restore it. If many shingles are missing, and the remaining ones are cracked or damaged, it may require a total replacement.
Presence of moisture
Moisture in your attic or elsewhere in your house is usually a sign that your roof should be replaced. Moisture can build up and cause a considerable amount of damage to the roof structure, as well as to the attic walls and floors. However, if your roof is only a few years old, you can usually invoke your warranty for a free repair job.
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