The difference between the two and what you need to consider
Contrary to what some contractors tell you, it’s not always necessary to get an entirely new roof when you have damage. Sometimes, a roof repair is all you need! It’s important to hire a trusted roofing professional, such as Dreamworks Roofing & Contracting, to help you determine which option is best for your home.
A roof repair is when just the damaged part of your roof gets replaced, whereas a roof replacement is when you get an entirely new roofing system.
There are some things you need to consider when deciding between a roof repair or replacement.
- Your Roof’s Age
Aging is a good sign to replace your roof rather than make repairs. Having to consistently pay to make repairs to an older roof could become more expensive than just having it replaced.
Here are some signs that your roof has aged:
- Curling Shingles
- Missing Shingles
- Granular Loss
- Fiberglass Matting Exposed
- Accessories or roof maintenance ie(Pipe boots, flashing, or exposed nail heads)
If you don’t know the age of your roof, it’s best to have a professional come out to inspect the surface to make sure it is free of damage.
- The Extent of Your Roof’s Damage
Sometimes it’s obvious that your roof needs a replacement, such as a giant hole created from fallen debris. However, not all damage calls for a full replacement. It’s important to understand the extent of your roof’s damage in order to decide if you can just have a roof repair or if you need an entirely new roof. When you hire us to come out for a roof inspection, our professionals will walk you through all of the damage so you can get a better understanding.
- How Much Does It Cost
We know price is important when considering a roof repair or replacement. Generally, a repair is going to cost much less than a replacement if it’s just a one time repair. We can provide you with an estimate on what your roof is going to cost so you know what to expect. We also offer financing options, so you don’t have to feel stressed about the money involved.
So what are the benefits?
While a replacement is going to cost much more upfront, the benefits might outweigh a repair. Not only will you have peace of mind that your roof is safe and secure, a new roof can actually increase your energy efficiency, potentially saving you money on your bills. A new roof can also increase your home’s value, not only from the efficiency potential, but also by creating better curb appeal.
The biggest benefit of a roof repair is the cost, however, there are other important benefits to note. A repair will help to prevent future damages to your roof also helping to increase your energy efficiency, just like a new roof.
The decision between a roof repair and replacement really comes down to what is it that you actually need. If you have minor damage from a storm or from age, you might be able to get away with a small roof repair. It’s important to have a professional come out to inspect your roof so that you can get a full understanding of your damage and help you decide between a roof repair or replacement.