Should You Repair Your Roof or Replace It?


Roofing services can range from replacing a few shingles to installing a completely new roof. There are a few things to consider before you decide between roof repair and replacement. Let’s look at a few key things that help roofers decide which strategy is ideal for your home.

How Old Is the Roof?

A good starting point is confirming the age of your roof. If the roof was installed before you moved in, you may need to estimate or ask a neighbor. According to The Spruce, metal roofs typically last between 40 to 70 years. If the roof is older than the expected life span, you may want to replace it. At a certain point, the cost of regular repairs may exceed the cost of replacing the entire roof. It also may be difficult to match the existing shingle color with new shingles if the roof is particularly old. Luckily, this won’t be a problem for newer roofs.

Where Is the Damage Located?

Next, find and take note of the location of the damage. You may be able to see the damage from the ground with the help of a ladder or binoculars. If you are unable to look yourself, professional roofers can perform an inspection. If the damage is visible from the street, you may want to consider replacing the roof to avoid mismatched shingles. Damage on the back of the house won’t be visible to most people and repair may be a good solution, if only temporary.

How Severe Is the Damage?

Once you’ve noted where the damage is located, you can assess its severity. Minor issues such as one broken shingle can be remedied with a simple repair job. More extensive damage may call for a partial roof replacement or a full roof replacement. This may also be the best option if there are underlying issues that contributed to the roof’s decline in quality.

Whether you need your roof repaired or replaced, knowing that you have a strong, secure roof will put you at ease. If you’re unsure about which option is best for you, ask the local roofing service Hillsborough County trusts. If you have any other questions about roofing, call the team at A Deal Roofing for assistance!

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