Which Do You Need?
If your roof is damaged or aging, you’re likely looking for a contractor to evaluate your home and make recommendations to get your roof back in top condition. But how do you know if your roof can get by with a couple of simple repairs or if a full roof replacement is required? There are a few factors that roofing companies consider before drawing up their quotes, including the age and overall condition of your roof as well as the extent of the damage.
First: The Evaluation Process
If you’re not sure how old your roof is, the contractor you hire will be able to tell. Asphalt shingle roofs can last anywhere from 15-40 years, and if you’re within that timeframe with minimal damage, they may recommend a roof repair until it’s time to replace it. However, if your roof has extensive damage, severe leaks, or is sagging significantly, you’ll probably be looking at a roof replacement to safeguard your home’s structure (and your safety).
If your roof is fairly new and has experienced a small amount of damage, like a few missing shingles, cracking, or blistering, it’s probably better to have it repaired. A roof repair can extend the life of your roof, and it is a more cost-effective option, especially if you plan to sell your home soon.
A full roof replacement is necessary if your roof is beyond its useful life, was installed incorrectly, or has extensive damage. While a roof replacement may have a higher price tag than a roof repair, it’s critical to have a functional roof that protects you, your family, and everything you own from the elements. Be sure to choose a roofing company that will be honest about whether you need a full roof replacement.
Contact Our Team
Five Star Improvements offers expert roof inspections and honest estimates to Rochester, NY, homeowners. We can assist with a roof repair or replacement that fits your needs and improves your home’s appearance and safety. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.