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- March 6, 2023
Reroofing or Repair: Which Option Should You Go With?
Has your roof been damaged in a storm? Has it started to sag or leak? Have you noticed missing shingles, holes in your roof, or other issues?
Your roof is one of the single most important parts of your property; it’s designed to protect you from the elements, so if you notice a problem, you need to make sure the issue’s addressed quickly. Unfortunately, however, many people may find themselves asking a difficult question: repair or replacement? Replacement can sometimes be an expensive hassle, but it’s also sometimes the best option—and it’s not always easy to tell when reroofing is necessary.
If you find yourself struggling to decide on roof repair or replacement services, then ask yourself the three following questions. Your answers can help give you a little more clarity on how to move forward.
What’s the Extent of the Damage?
The biggest thing to pay attention to is whether or not the roof can be fixed at all. Some problems are easy to deal with—for example, if you’re just missing a couple of shingles, then you shouldn’t have any problems getting your roof fixed. Other problems, however, are simply too big to repair—for example, if large sections of your roof are missing, you’ll want to just go ahead and replace the whole thing.
Sometimes, making this decision is easy—you’re probably not going to want to replace a roof that’s just leaking a little, but you’re definitely going to want to replace your roof if it caves in. Other times, however, it can be a little harder for the untrained eye to figure out. Contacting a roofing professional can make things a bit easier; a roofer can inspect the roof and give you an idea on whether or not repairing the roof is feasible, which can help cut down on some of the confusion.
How Much Will It Cost to Fix?
You’ve taken a look at your roof and decided that it is possible to fix—but now, you have to decide whether or not it’s financially feasible. This will usually also relate to the extent of a damage—for example, roof repair may not cost too much if you just need to fix a leak, but if you need to re-shingle the entire roof, then the cost to reroof a house may be more affordable. You’ll want the time to carefully consider the damage your roof has sustained and do your research to figure out how much these sorts of repairs typically cost. It can also be helpful to talk to a professional roofing contractor, since they can provide you with an estimate on what repairs and replacements will be worth.
How Old Is Your Roof?
Even if your roof can be fixed—and it’s not too expensive to do so—you might just want to go ahead and get reroofing services if you have an older roof. Each type of roofing material has a specific lifespan; once it reaches the end of this lifespan, it usually won’t hold up quite as well. Check out the lifespan of your roofing material and, if your roof seems to be nearing the end of it, then it’s probably time to get reroofing services.
We’re Ready to Help with Your Needs
You’ve taken the time to examine your roof and compiled the information you’ve gathered—and now, you’re ready to actually move forward. Regardless of whether you choose to repair or replace your roof, you’ll need to get help from a professional. At Mallett Construction, we’re ready to make sure you get the reroofing and repair services you deserve! We can provide you with expert advice and outstanding work, no matter what kind of roofing services you need. We work with asphalt shingle roofs and cedar shake roofs; see the difference we can make by contacting us.