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Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

Like you, many Pennsylvania and New Jersey homeowners have asked themselves, "Should I replace my roof?” While this question is common, making the wrong decision can have significant immediate and long-term implications for your home.

Not to worry - in this piece, we’ll highlight factors that can guide you through the decision-making process, enabling you to choose the right option for your home.

The age of the roof

Nothing, not even the best-quality roofs, is designed to last forever. So, your roof will reach the end of its lifespan, no matter how long it takes. Asphalt roofs, for example, have an average lifespan of 15 - 30 years. Metal roofs, on the other hand, last much longer. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, a replacement may be best for you.

The extent of the damage

How badly damaged is your roof? Are there a few missing shingles? Is there a small leak? Or is the damage widespread, and large sections of the roof are letting water into the house?

If the damage is minor, a simple repair is often enough to fix it, especially when detected early. However, if the damage is so extensive that a repair will gulp more than 40% of the cost of a replacement, it’s best to replace it.

Your budget

Budget is another factor that will play a huge role in your decision-making. Repairs are generally less expensive than replacements in the short term and are an excellent option if you have a tight budget.

On the other hand, a repair may be expensive in the long run in situations where your roof is old or severely damaged and requires constant repairs.

Curb appeal

Your roof impacts the overall appearance of your home. In some instances, the damage to the roof is only slight and can be fixed with a repair to instantly enhance your home’s curb appeal. However, only a replacement will sometimes upgrade your home’s appearance, with the additional benefit of increasing its value.

Constant roof repairs

Does your home frequently need repairs to protect your home and family? This is a clear indication that a roof replacement is due.

Repairing your roof continuously is a massive drain on your resources and time, and you could spend more than the cost for a replacement in the long run. In addition, the constant repairs could be an indication that there are more severe issues than a repair can fix.

Don't let your roofing issues weigh you down. Get help from the best in the business today

Now that you know the factors to consider, weigh your options carefully before proceeding. And if you’re finding it difficult to decide, remember that you’re not alone.

We are here to guide and help you weigh the pros and cons, allowing you to make an informed decision that ensures the safety, integrity, and longevity of your roof. Request a FREE estimate today!


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