Have you found shingles laying in your yard? How about the number one sign of roof failures such as leaks or water spots on your ceiling? The solutions can vary but most of the time your roof can be repaired. But then there also comes a time when replacing your roof is the only option. The question is, how do you know which one is right for you? Consider the ins and outs of either side to determine which is the right choice for you.
Should I Repair My Roof?
Repairing your roof is the most cost-effective way to take care of the problems you are having. These repairs can extend the life of an older roof and get you through until it’s time to replace it with a new one. Consider repairing your roof if you are experiencing any number of issues, including but not limited to missing shingles, tree and weather damage, granule loss, shrinkage or splitting, poor maintenance, or ventilation problems.
Benefits of Roof Repairs
Roof repairs are more affordable than a roof replacement
It’s a lot cheaper to repair a roof than it is to replace one. There are components on your roof that don’t last as long as your roof system does.
Roof repairs help you get more life out of your roof
Ask your roofer what types of repairs you can do instead of replacing it. If there’s no reason to replace it, add to the life of your roof with a repair. It’s that simple.
Disadvantages of Roof Repairs
Matching shingle colors for a roof repair can be difficult
Over time, shingles will start to lighten because of the sun. It is nearly impossible to match your older shingle colors to the new shingles. This will lead to unsightly curb appeal that not only you, but your neighbors will notice.
Poor workmanship can lead to more problems and roof leaks
Roof repair is specialized and takes someone highly skilled in this area to do it properly. Repair work and installation require different skill sets, and someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing can cause more damage than what’s already there.
Should I Replace My Roof?
When you should replace your roof depends on several factors, such as wear and age, the quality of the installation, and your home’s vulnerability to damage in the future.
Benefits of a roof replacement
A new roof increases your home’s curb appeal
When you put on a new roof, your house will look like a newer build. The replacement will not only give you years of peace of mind, but it will make your house the prettiest on your street.
A roof replacement gives you peace of mind
Once you replace your roof, you can go out of town without constantly checking the weather back home. There won’t be any damages or leaks to greet you when you walk back in the door. That’s peace of mind!
Disadvantages of a roof replacement
Roof replacements tend to be very noisy
People don’t realize how loud it’s actually going to be inside the house while shingles are being installed. It’s recommended to plan to be away from your house while the shingles are being installed.
Many roofing companies don’t clean up very well after your roof replacement
The last step of roof replacement is the inspection and cleanup that should be done when a roofer has finished a project. If done improperly there can be nails in the driveway and yard, debris in your shrubs, and debris all over your attic and anything valuable stored up there.
Buying a new roof is no fun
Far from exciting or enjoyable, a roof is a necessity. The joy you get out of it is the peace of mind of knowing that your home is protected from the elements and that you have a solid foundation over your head that will last you a long time.
Ready for A Roof Repair or A Roof Replacement?
The team at Artisan Building & Remodeling LLC in Berlin, CT has been repairing and replacing all types of roofs. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a roof assessment to learn exactly what your roof needs.