A Guide to Choosing Between Roof Replacement and Roof Repair
For most home owners, home maintenance should cost you a reasonable amount of money while being assured that they would get a quality job done. Our maintenance budget at times is too low to have a proper maintenance of our homes which is very important to avoid serious problems in the future. It is not a question between replacements or repairs. Most owners who have roofing problems need to decide one whether to repair their roof or to replace it altogether.
How, then, will one know who is the better option. Consulting with a professional roofer would take a thorough inspection of the condition of your roof, and from there he can determine the best solution for your particular problem. What professional roofers will check in your roofing are given below.
Roofers can easily determine the current roof’s lifespan granting it is left unattended.
They will also ask the home owners how often the roof leaks and how bad the leaks are.
Another thing that professional roofers need to check is it any moisture is collecting in the space between the roofing and the insulation.
As part of their inspection, professional roofers will also check the type of roofing material that is currently being used, what you area’s weather is like and what plans you have for your home.
The will also check the structural integrity of your roof.
They will check if the membrane is still in good condition.
One the professional roofer is done with the inspection, he can recommend the best solution on whether to repair the roof or replace it altogether. If you want to have some insight of your own, consider the following things.
When you replace the entire roof rather and just parts of it can become cheaper in the long run. Sometimes it is more practical when the roofers are already with all their equipment to just do the whole roofing job instead of repairing them a little at a time, every now and then. Also, instead of having just a small portion repaired, you will have a whole new roof and get a new warranty of leak-free living for many years to come. Another good thing is that with a new roof it can add a great percentage of its cost to the resale value of your home.
Repairing instead of replacing the whole roof is still chosen by many home owners for certain reasons. Cost, size of the damaged area, and the need to remove old roofing material or not are some of the good reasons why homeowners opt for repair only. A new roof is very expensive but small roof repairs can be more affordable. Will it be spending a little now and a lot later, or a lot now and little later.