When the roof is leaking, and there is a threat to personal safety and health, it’s time to call a roofer to make inspections and judge whether to repair or replace a roof. Peeling roofs that are no longer an effective barrier to the elements are an easy replacement guess. However, the threshold of repairing or replacing roofs is still blurred, making it challenging to identify the best course of action possible.
When should you have roof replacements?
Roof replacements are often needed due to age, wear, or damage.
Some of the signs that your roof has sustained damage due to age, wear, or damage would be: rotting wood, mottled paint, broken shingles, and cracked missing boards. If your roof suffered any of these damages, it is likely time for a replacement.
When is the right time to have roof repairs?
The right time to have roof repairs is when the manufacturer’s warranty no longer covers the damage. This means that the damage is beyond what was originally agreed upon at the time of purchase.
It is important to make sure that you are not replacing the roof prematurely because of the damage that was caused by the storm.
Winds can cause roofing materials to blow off the roof and into the air. This can cause a lot of damage to its materials in the form of scuffs, scrapes, and punctures. It is also possible for the materials to be torn off the roof and destroyed.
Huber Roofing has an excellent post that discusses the right time to repair or replace your roofs in depth. Read more about them below.
Reasons to Get Your Roof Repaired
If you’re mulling the options of repairing vs. replacing your roof, consider repair work in the following scenarios:
1. The Damage Is Only Minor
If the damage to your roof is only minor, a total roof replacement might be a costly, excessive expense. After all, a roof is meant to last for many years and withstand inclement weather. When damage is limited to small areas, roofing specialists can usually fix it. For example, a leak over your kitchen or bathroom could easily be the result of isolated damage to an otherwise healthy roof.
Pretty much any type of damage confined to a small area can be repaired. Minor holes, for example, can be patched up. There is no reason to invest in a new roof when simple repair work saves you thousands in roofing costs.
2. Your Budget is Tight
If you lack the immediate funds for a complete roof replacement, the option of roof repair will likely save you hundreds and possibly thousands over the price of a new roof. What may at first seem like a significant problem with your roof might only amount to a few hundred dollars worth of repairs. Regardless of your financial situation, the ability to save money is always preferable.
The cost of a new roof can easily exceed the average homeowner’s immediate budget. For example, if you found out tomorrow your roof is leaking, but you had already committed yourself financially for the next few months to loan repayments, a vacation and a new automobile, the roofing issue could put a significant dent in your bank account. Then again, that leak might only require repairs to one area of your roof, which would be a lot more affordable at short notice.
3. The Architectural Integrity of Your Roof Must be Maintained
Some roofs should be maintained in their original composition for as long as possible. The thing is, when you replace the roof on any house or building, you inevitably change the look of the property. Moreover, the property is not the same as before because you have replaced one of the critical components of its architecture. Roof repairs, by contrast, allow you to maintain the architectural integrity of a home. (Continue reading about this post here)
You can always count on us at Cub Roofing to provide you with the best solutions for roof repairs and replacements. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.