Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?Posted on: April 19, 2019
Replacing or repairing a roof is a decision that takes into account various factors like cost, current weather, aesthetics, and sturdiness.
Cost is one of the most compelling reasons that homeowners always insist on a repair when the roof actually needs a replacement. Most clients feel that they save money by continuously repairing a small area of the roof than getting a new one; what these customers fail to realize that adding up the cost of the multiple repairs will eventually be more expensive in the long run than getting a brand-new roof, with no issues.
Another factor is the timeliness of the repair of the replacement, considering current weather conditions when deciding on such matters will help a lot. When a storm is expected in a few hours, quick repairs are advisable, but on a good day with favorable sun, a replacement should happen in the issues hounding the roof is massive.
As for the looks, leftover shingles will always be noticeable when homeowners would try to do a cover-up. It’s because the rest of the roof has been exposed to harsh weather conditions that its color may be a few shades lighter compared to its original hue.
But the most crucial part is how sturdy the roof is. If an old roof is compromised, sturdiness might become an issue, and it might be best to go for a replacement.
Some roof problems may appear simple and small on the outside only to find out that the damage has reached “beyond repair” conditions.
To help you decide whether to get a new one or patch-up the old, we have listed some signs to look for during your roof inspection.
• MISSING SHINGLES
If you find yourself looking at a few missing shingles in a hidden area, then a repair can be a solution.
• BUSTED GUTTER
If it only affects a small portion of the entire draining system, then a repair can be done.
• MOISTURE AND CRAWLING WATERMARKS
Unfortunately, for problems such as moisture and watermarks, a roof may need replacement. Best to call in the experts to assess the gravity of the problem.
• DETERIORATING QUALITY OF MATERIALS
If rust has eaten its way to your roof, then there’s no point arguing if you need a replacement.
• A DISASTER STRUCK
Sometimes, the wind would carry bits and pieces or the roof; other times it rips off an entire portion on the roof. When this happens, do not think twice about getting a new one. Repairing a roof that has been damaged this way can be more expensive.
But, at the end of the day, it is always best to consult with your trusted roof repair company. DIY repairs, sometimes, when not executed properly can be another source of problem for the roof.
For your roofing needs, do not hesitate to send us an email or ring our numbers. Our staff here at Yorkshire Roofing would be glad to assist you in deciding whether to get a repair or a replacement job.