When your roof is showing signs of damage, you may be wondering if you can simply repair the damage that is there or if you will be better off replacing the roof all together. There are several things that you should consider before making the choice whether or not you should repair or replace your roof. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about each option so that you can make an educated decision either way.
How Old is the Roof
You need to know exactly how old your roof is to move forward in choosing whether to repair or replace. If the roof is at the end of its lifespan, you will be better off investing in a replacement rather than repairing a roof that is going to end up needing replacement in the near future. Most people can plan on their roof lasting between 20-25 years.
Measure the Extent of the Roofing Damage
If you are faced with the decision to replace or repair your roof, you likely know that there is a problem somewhere up there. However, do you know how extensive the problem is? When you work with a roofing contractor, they can help you size up the damage which will ultimately help you determine what route is best for your roof. You will need to know if you are dealing with aesthetic damage or structural damage to move forward.
When Should You Repair Your Roof?
If you have minor to moderate damage to your roof, you may be able to get away with roof repair rather than replacement. Something to think about when it comes to roof repair is the fact that it can be difficult to match up the new roofing materials to the old in order to make the necessary repairs. If the damage is moderate, it needs to be concentrated to one area for a repair rather than replacement to be an option.
What are the Benefits of a New Roof?
There are a few benefits that come with roof replacement and should always be considered.
– Curb Appeal & Aesthetics: A new roof can give your home a considerable upgrade. It looks attractive and can dramatically change the appearance of your house if you choose to go a different direction with roofing materials.
– Increased Energy Efficiency: You may find that a new roof makes a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency and can save you money on your energy bills.
– Peace of Mind: You don’t have to worry about repairs holding up and will have peace of mind knowing that your home is protected against the elements.
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If your roof is in trouble, you can count on Nickerson Roofing to help you size up the damage and help you decide whether or not you would be better off with replacement rather than repairing your existing roof. You can trust our honest team of roofing contractors to help you make the best choice for your home. Call us today!