As a home or business owner, it can be tempting to repair your roof as needed rather than a full replacement. Though repair may seem like it’s less hard on your wallet, it’s important to consider the best option to get the maximum life out of your home or business’s roof and value for your dollar. A partially damaged roof can still mean it’s in need of a partial or full replacement rather than patch repairs.
Repair is a more affordable option when the damage to your roof is minimal. If you have visible damage to your roof from wind, fallen tree limbs or storms a shingle replacement can be the best course of action. If you have a shingled roof, damaged shingles can be removed and replaced with new ones. Keep in mind that even minimal roof repair should extend the life of your roof so make sure to contact a qualified roofing contractor before taking a DIY approach.
A partial roof replacement is an option if the damage is more significant but confined to one area. This is much more cost-efficient than a full replacement but more effective than patch fixes or repairs. On the other hand, partial replacement can sometimes result in more expenses long term. A roof is a sealed system, this means ensuring that the entirety of the roof is maintained can be complicated. If the sealed system is affected during replacement, it can cause other parts of the roof to fail or become damaged over time.
If your roof has been severely damaged (leaks, holes, mold, etc.) or has general wear and tear from many years of natural exposure, your best course of action may be full replacement. Because roofing costs are affected by square footage it can be cheaper to replace the roof in full, depending on the amount of damage. A full replacement can be an expensive decision, so make sure to talk to a roofing contractor you trust to help you make the right choice.
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