When it comes to any part of your home breaking or not functioning properly, you have two options to look into: repair or replacement. However, just like a large crack in your windshield or a nail in your tire, a repair might not be a viable option, or it may make more financial sense to just go ahead and replace the entire part or unit. At Roofing and More, we strive to find the best option for our customers to give them “more.”
Weighing the Options
Sometimes, the choice is obvious. When a roofing company visits you for an initial inspection and the roof is beyond repair, it’s not worth it for you, or for them, to try. But if your roof is just beginning to show signs of deterioration or has a problem spot, it may be up to you to decide if you should make repairs or upgrade to a full replacement.
Just like the nail in your tire getting a patch, a roofing company can often repair a leak or other issue on your roof. However, that patch in your tire won't be a good investment if your tire is old and at risk of blowing out, or the tread is gone – you’ll just spend money on a replacement in a short time anyways. The same concept applies to your roofing.
For example, if your shingles are 16 years old when you find a leak and they have a life expectancy of 20 years, you can hire a contractor to repair the leak and buy a little time, or decide to go ahead and do the full replacement. If you choose to make a roof repair, it’s likely that you will make at least one or more additional repairs before the roof’s life expectancy is reached. However, keep in mind that generally, roof replacement costs increase at a rate of 5.79% each year. By the time you are ready for the replacement a few years after the repair, the cost is going to be more expensive than if you replaced the roof during that initial leak.
We Give Our Customers ‘More’
At Roofing & More, it’s important to us to give our customers “more” by sharing this information with them. Ultimately, the choice to turn a roof repair into a replacement is up to each homeowner, depending on their own needs. But we can help them get the best value by educating them on their options and the reasoning behind each scenario. For advice you can count on, schedule a free in-home or virtual consultation and estimate with a Roofing & More representative. Call (571) 410-0274 or complete our online contact request today!
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