Can Your Roof Be Saved, or Should You Replace it?

Can Your Roof Be Saved, or Should You Replace it?

Repair or ReplaceNot sure whether your roof can be saved? Consider these factors when deciding whether to repair or replace the roof of your home.

Homeownership is filled with decisions: paint colors, landscaping, the types of appliances. One of the less enjoyable decisions is whether or not to repair or replace your roof when you notice a problem.

Here are some things to look for as you make this choice. If you still have questions about your roof, feel free to contact us for more information or to request an estimate.

Find the true damage.

A minor leak or a few missing shingles don’t usually require a total roof replacement. However, you should make sure you know the full extent of any damage that has occurred. If there are several leaks, or one leak is causing major damage elsewhere, then it may be time to replace the whole roof.

Consider the age of the roof.

Depending on what your roof is made of, it can last anywhere from 20-30 years. If your roof is only a few years away from the end of its life, then it’s probably time to go for a full replacement. If the roof is not that old, then a repair should be all that is required.

Look into upgrades.

Technology is always changing, and roofing materials are no exception. If your roof is salvageable, but there are better materials available, you might want to consider replacing your roof. Updating your home with more durable or eco-friendly options may help you reduce your heating and cooling costs and provide some protection for homes in storm-prone areas like Maryland.

Think about your own future.

Another thing to consider when deciding to repair or replace your roof is how long you expect to be in your home. If the roof is salvageable and you plan to sell your home in a few years, it may be better to have it repaired. If you intend to stay in your home for a long time, then a roof replacement can save you many more headaches and help you enjoy your house for many years to come.

If your current roof is giving you problems, you’re considering a new roof, or you still aren’t sure whether to choose a repair or replacement, contact the experts at Turner Roofing for help.

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