Roof Repair vs. Replacement: When to Replace?

The roof’s condition will determine the comfort and energy efficiency of a household. As such, it’s important to keep it in top condition for as long as possible. Most homeowners are aware of the situations when to repair their roof, but not when to have it fully replaced. 

Roof Repair Vs Replacement

Roof Age

A major consideration for whether you have to repair or replace your roof is its age. For instance, a contemporary asphalt shingle roof can last anywhere from 20 to 25 years while a roof installed over preexisting shingle layers should be replaced after a maximum of 20 years. Every component of your home will have a corresponding service life, and your roof is no exception. It goes without saying that you have to replace your roof once it has exceeded its intended lifespan since no amount of repairs can bring it back to its original form.

Replacement Costs

Do you find yourself calling for roof repair services more often lately? While addressing repairs as soon as you can is a good practice, you might have to rethink that if you find yourself having roof repairs more often than maintenance jobs. Create a breakdown of your replacement costs, and, if you find out that it’s cheaper to replace your roof altogether, then it’s about time to do so. There will come a point that repairs won’t have any effect on prolonging the life of your roof, so it’s better to have a fresh, new roof to service your home.

Extent of Damage

In case your home has suffered irreversible damage, such as mold growth around your home or a huge gaping hole due to leaks and storm damage, then it’s time to have your roof replaced. This is because the severity of the damage can’t be remedied by roof repairs any longer. The roof’s structural integrity might be compromised even if it was repaired, so you’re better off having your whole roof replaced altogether.

Here at The Roofing Company, it’s our mission to provide quality roofing products and services that enable homeowners to protect and extend the life of their investment. If you’re looking for a roofing contractor to trust, look no further than us. Call us today at (970) 887-0104, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. Our Colorado service areas include Granby and the surrounding communities.