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Do I Need Roof Repair or Replacement?

When your roof has signs of damage, it can be difficult to determine if it can be repaired or needs a full replacement. 

  • Several factors determine whether it makes more financial sense to replace a roof. 
  • An experienced roofing company can provide options for repair or replacement. 

Roof damage, whether due to age or a specific weather event, can be a distressing occurrence. The integrity of your home’s interior depends on a roof structure that is in good shape, and a damaged roof can cause difficult and costly issues to fix. Regular roof maintenance can increase the longevity of your roof, but how do you know if you need a new roof? There are some key factors that a professional roofing company uses to evaluate the amount of life left in your roof. 

Repairing a Roof

In many cases, it is unnecessary to replace an entire roof when it is damaged or showing signs of wear. When installing a high-quality roof, reputable contractors build them to last. This means some damage is easy and inexpensive to repair. An evaluation of any damage or wear can provide you with the information you need to move forward with a home roof repair or proceed with a full replacement. 

Missing Roof Shingles

Shingled roofs are some of the easiest types to repair. If you discover you are missing a few shingles, a repair is typically all that is necessary. A certified roofing specialist can evaluate the area under the missing shingles to make sure no water damage has occurred. If there is damage to the substrate, that will need to be repaired as well. 

Patchable Areas

Surface cracks, chips, or other damage can often be patch repaired. This includes areas that have been damaged due to missing shingles. A minor leak in the absence of sagging or mold usually only necessitates a patch and shingle or other overlay replacement. 

Budgetary Constraints

At times, a repair is completed instead of a full replacement due to budgetary constraints only. Repairs are more affordable in the short term for heavy damage but usually only delay the inevitable replacement. Frequent repairs of a roof to avoid replacing it can be costly in the long run. 

Replacing a Roof

There are several instances that usually dictate a full roof replacement. Although some roofers are willing to repair a roof under these circumstances, an experienced company knows the fix will only be temporary and may not prevent some of the damage that can occur with ongoing issues. 

Age of the Roof

One factor to consider for deciding if you need to repair or replace your roof is the age of your roof. Older ones experience wear and damage more easily, and it doesn’t make sense to continue to repair a roof that is reaching its typical expiration date. 

Heavy Damage

Damage after a significant weather event, such as a tornado, hurricane, or dangerous storm, can cause problems with the underlying structure. Significant water damage can lead to mold or structural concerns as well as compromise the air quality in your home. 

Updating a Roof 

Some homeowners decide to replace an entire roof because they want an updated look. This can either coincide with overall renovations or stand alone. Whether you want a change in roof material or color, a residential roof replacement can transform the entire look of your home’s exterior. 

Why Choose Hermitage Roofing Company? 

For minor repairs or entire roof replacement, Hermitage Roofing Company has the experience you need to get attractive and high-quality results. To learn more about your options, contact Hermitage Roofing Company today for more information.

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