Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?
“Should I repair or replace my roof?” That question is posed to roofing contractors more times than virtually any other question. But, can you tell if your roof would benefit more from just a few repairs or a complete replacement without contacting a roofing contractor? Here, we will break down what conditions usually warrant a roof replacement and what may simply require easy repairs. This way, before you even hire that roofing contractor, you know what the job will entail and possibly how much you are likely to spend.
When You Just Need Repairs
Investing in repairs is usually the most cost-effective option for roofs that have just a few damaged shingles. These torn, cracked, or broken shingles can be easily switched with new ones, and the life of your roof may be extended up to 10 or 15 more years. However, if your roof is a little older, then the new shingles may not perfectly match. That may be a problem if you are considering selling your home in the near future, as mixed shingles are not as visually pleasing as a full roof of matching shingles. Before replacing the shingles, make sure to talk to your contractor about getting shingles that match your existing roofing as closely as possible.
When You Could Use a Full Replacement
If your roof is older and showing clear signs of wear and tear, then investing in a full roof replacement is likely the most cost-effective option. The last thing you want to do is replace a few shingles on your roof or invest in a partial reroofing just to have to replace your whole roof a year or two down the road due to other problems.
Hire Shiner Exteriors
Whether you need a few repairs or a full roof replacement, Shiner Exteriors can help. Since our founding in 1981, we have offered convenient roof repair services, as well as completed numerous roof replacements on homes big and small. In fact, we have completed over 16,000 projects in our long tenure to the satisfaction of our many customers. Contact us today to learn more about our roofing services.