Should You Get a Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?
September 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM
If you have a damaged or a leaking roof, you are faced with the big question as to whether to repair or replace it. To choose between repairing a roof and replacing it depends on the severity of damage and your future plans. H & S Roofing and Gutters has over 74 years’ experience with roofing repairs and roofing replacements.
Here are some tips that can help you make the right choice between the repair and replacement of your roof.
The Severity of Damage to the Roof
Roofs often develop minor leaks; in such situations, a simple and cost effective repair can fix the problem. In other cases, the damage to the roof may be quite severe. In such a case, the only remaining option is to replace the roof. The best way to determine this is to keep a close eye on the roof and examine it from time to time. This doesn’t mean that you have to climb on the roof and monitor each shingle one by one. You can simply use a pair of binoculars and check for leaks in your attic areas, all rooms and closets. An obvious defect can often be spotted this way and if a problem is suspected, you should call a professional from H&S Roofing to determine if it needs a simple patch up or replacement.
Periodic Roof Replacement
Roofs generally require replacement after a certain period of time. The shingles can become rigid and start to crack. If you are noticing damage in your roof and it has been quite a while since the roof was installed, it is best to get it replaced. A professional roofing company like H&S Roofing Company can evaluate your roof and advise approximately how long you should expect your roof to last and advise of any maintenance needed.
Analyze your Budget
One of the most important factors that will help you decide between repair and replacement is your budget. If your roof is nearing the end of its useful life it will be less expensive in the long run to go forward with roof replacement rather than make numerous repairs.
Deciding whether to repair or replace the roof is based on a number of factors. If you need help in deciding if you need a roof repair or a complete roof replacement contact us at H & S Roofing and Gutters for a free expert opinion.