Roof repairs don’t get enough credit — they’re a great solution when your home isn’t quite ready for a full replacement but still needs some care.
A number of scenarios make roof repairs much more cost-effective than a whole new roof. You should consider both the short-term benefits and the long-term consequences before deciding on either a roof replacement or roof repairs. Start with a diagnosis of the root of the issue.
Is Flashing the Problem?
Any water damage is cause for concern. Whether you have staining on your ceiling or drops of moisture in attic insulation, getting to the source of the leak is the top priority. If all shingles are secure and in place, flashing might be the culprit.
Flashing is the metal sheeting installed in the roof seams and around vents and the chimney. It facilitates water drainage, but the metal can corrode and buckle over time. If the flashing is displaced or degrading, it could be letting in water.
Replacing the flashing alone could make a big difference for your roof, and it’s a much less expensive project than a full replacement.
How Old Are the Shingles?
If your roof sustains damage from a falling tree limb or high winds, don’t panic. Sections of damaged shingles can be replaced.
You can check to see how well the shingles are holding up by seeing if they’re beginning to shed granules. Since most roofs are built to last for 20 years or more, it makes more sense to replace a few damaged shingles if most still have many years left.
Do You Have Enough Money for a Replacement?
Your finances are in your control alone. If you find that you have the cash on hand for a replacement, you may want to invest in a new roof right away. But if you can get more years out of your roof by paying for a small repair, let your money grow interest. Roof repairs can solve most immediate problems.
Get a Professional Inspection
Finally, depend on the opinion of a professional. Let them climb a ladder and examine your roof. Once they assess the extent of the damage, they will be able to give you an accurate estimate of the cost to either repair or replace. The total bill for each option and their experienced opinion will help you make the final call.
If you think your home needs roof repairs, talk to Knockout Roofing today get a free estimate.