Deciding whether to repair or replace your roof can be a challenge. There are many factors to take into account, and each option has its benefits and disadvantages. Whichever option you choose, Roof Fix is San Antonio’s go-to service for replacements and repairs. Our expert local roofers can help you decide if replacement or repairs are right for you.
Questions to Consider
Regardless of whatever option you’re leaning towards, it’s good to keep in mind a few things before you make a decision. These factors are important when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof.
Do you plan on moving soon?
If you don’t plan on remaining in your home for much longer, it would be a waste to replace your entire roof. Even if you plan to sell, usually a few replacements can help boost your home’s market price. Unless your roof is 15 to 20 years old or showing clear signs of damage, replacements may not be necessary when selling your property.
In any case, having a roofer come to inspect the current condition of your roof can help you decide whether to repair or replace it. They can tell you what needs fixing, or if you’re better off replacing the whole thing.
Can you fit a replacement into your budget?
Perhaps one of the most essential factors, you should consider if a replacement is in your current budget. Repairs are less costly than replacements, but the investment will pay off over time.
How old is your roof?
The age of your roof is an important factor to consider. A roofing contractor will be able to estimate how much longer your roof has until it must be replaced.
It all depends on the material of your roof and what sort of weather conditions it’s been through. Even a three-year-old roof might need a complete replacement if it withstood strong wind or rainstorms.
On average, lower quality shingles tend to last upwards of 20 years, while higher quality shingles can last nearly 40 years. Slate and tile roofs have been known to last fifty years.
When It’s Time To Repair
Repairing your roof is the cheaper option, and is ideal for a newer roof. Repairs also prolong the life of your roof. Some signs that you need a roof repair include:
- Missing Shingles
- Tree Damage
- Weather Damage
- Blisters or Cracks
- Ventilation Issues
In most cases, roofs with missing shingles or leaks can be easily patched up. However, finding the right color shingle for replacements may prove difficult, as shingles’ color fades over time. Another thing to keep in mind is that poor workmanship may lead to more problems, ones that may warrant future costly repairs.
When It’s Time To Replace
Replacing your roof depends on how old your current one is, and if it can’t simply be repaired. It’s also important to think about future damage it may withstand, such as snow or rainstorms. A new roof can give you peace of mind that your home is protected from the elements. Also, a new roof can increase your home’s curb appeal if you’re looking to sell.
Some signs you need a roof replacement include:
- Sagging Roof
- Leaks in Attic
- End of Lifespan
- Buckling Shingles
- Presence of Moss or Fungi
- Rising Heating/ Cooling Bills
Turn To Professionals
The decision to repair or replace your roof may be stressful considering the number of factors that go into it. No matter what you end up choosing, our team of roofers at Roof Fix will make sure the job is done right. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, you’re sure to receive nothing but the best service. Contact us today!