Your roof defends your property against extreme weather conditions. With each new storm, your roof deteriorates and gives way to leaks and other damage. Most homeowners would go for a full roof replacement to have peace of mind. However, some roofs will fare better and save more of your cash if you had a roof repair instead. Here's a short guide to help you differentiate the two.
Consider having roof repairs if only a small roofing area suffered during the last rainstorm. A few missing or damaged roofing shingles with small cracks only need a few roof shingles to restore it to full usability
Extensive roofing damage, old age, and other detrimental factors will find roof replacements a better option. Roofs aged beyond 25 years and have gone through a tree collision or severe small animal invasion should consider replacing their entire roof for safety or added resale value.
The roof's age is a significant factor when replacing or repairing your roof. Aged roofs have suffered from extreme wear and tear and are prone to have missing components, water leaks, and other damages during hurricanes and hailstorms. Any roof beyond 30 years of age must have consistent inspections and maintenance services to ensure it can still protect the property.
Renowned roofing material manufacturer Owens Corning has an excellent guide to know when to repair or replace your property. Read more about it below.
If you need to repair a small portion of your roof or replace a couple of shingles in an isolated area with minor wind damage, then replacing damaged material in that section can be relatively simple and inexpensive.
Damaged, torn, or missing asphalt shingles, for example, can usually be replaced with new ones fairly easily. Other roofing materials may be more complex or expensive to replace individually, such as metal panels.
One downside to this approach is in trying to match roofing materials so that the repaired area blends in with the rest of the roof. For example, if you have spare shingles leftover from a previous reroofing job, the colors may be close but may not match exactly due to exposure.
Another option is to ask your roofing contractor to order shingles that correspond to the existing color as much as possible.
If the damage to your roof is more significant but confined to one side or area of your roof, partial reroofing may be an option, and it’s likely to cost less than a complete reroofing project.
Again, one downside to a partial reroofing project is aesthetics. It may be harder to match the color of the new roofing materials with the existing ones. Over time, roofing material can fade due to exposure to the elements. As a result, the newly reroofed portion may stand out from the rest of the roof.
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