When you discover your roof has damage, you have a decision to make. Should you have the roof repaired or replaced? Generally, your roofing contractor will work with you to decide on the best approach. Here are the key factors to consider in the process.
1. Quality of the Materials
When they come to assess the damage, your roofer will look at the quality of the roofing materials on your home. If you have a high-quality roof, then it’s often worth making repairs and leaving the rest of the roof be. For example, if you have a metal roof and just one panel has lifted, there’s usually no need to replace the whole thing.
On the other hand, if your roof is low quality, then the damage you’re seeing may be the beginning of the end. If your roofer were to repair the roof, you could face similar damage to other parts of the roof a few months later. In cases like these, it’s recommended to replace the entire roof with better-quality materials.
2. Quality of Installation
Did a poor installation job bring on your current roof damage? If so, your roofer may recommend replacing the whole roof. This way, your new roof can be installed correctly, so it is less prone to leaks and damage.
3. Weather Conditions
A roof that has been through harsh weather may have more damage than is immediately apparent. So, in these cases, you are often better off replacing the roof before bad weather causes more serious leaks and deterioration.
4. Age of the Roof
If the roof is near the end of its lifespan, making repairs may not be worth it. The rest of the roof may need replacement soon, regardless. On the other hand, when a newer roof shows damage, repairs tend to be worthwhile.
Sometimes it’s not immediately clear whether a roof should be repaired or replaced. Talking to your roofer will help you arrive at the best solution for your home and budget. Contact Adam Vaillancourt Roofing if you need roofing services in Southern New Hampshire or Northern Massachusetts.