When your home’s roofing isn’t protecting your home as it should, your first thought is going to be whether repairs will do the trick or if roofing replacement is the better option. There isn’t a standardized answer to this debate. A thorough assessment of your shingle roof and factoring in several considerations is important. You need to have all the pertinent details so you can make an informed decision. Here are some things to think about:
- How old is your roof? If it is nearing the end of its functional lifespan, roofing replacement is often the better option rather than putting funds into a repair that won’t significantly extend its life.
- What are your future plans? If you plan to sell your home in the near future, you should consider whether a new roof would make sense. If it helps you sell your home, it might still be a good idea. If it won’t, then a few repairs might be the maximum investment you want to make. If you plan to stay, then roofing replacement is generally the better option if your roof is getting old.
- What would the repairs cost? It makes sense to put a few hundred dollars into a repair if you’ll get a few more years out of it, but if the repairs are substantial and won’t extend the life for long, you are better off allocating the cost to roofing replacement instead.
- Do you like your roof? While few would go with roofing replacement just to get more stylish shingles, hating your roof could be the tipping point if you are on the fence and other factors are in play too.
Another thing to consider is taking the time to learn everything you can from a professional. At Roof Replacement Solutions, we will never leave you with unanswered questions. We want you to be fully informed about the benefits you can expect with roofing replacement or if a repair would be in your best interests. Contact us today for a free simple assessment of your residential roof.