The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements so you can expect it to sustain a significant amount of damage every now and then, especially after a strong storm. As the homeowner, it’s understandable if you want to have the damage rectified immediately. However, some homeowners aren’t certain if they should have their roofing systems repaired or replaced. Thankfully, there is a way around this dilemma.
Here are the factors that can help you decide between the two.
If you’re currently facing leaking problems, have a professional inspect your roofing system to determine how widespread it is. If the leaks are isolated to one area, then a quick repair can easily solve your problems. However, if the leak is widespread and is causing your roof to leak in several places, then it may be time to have the system replaced instead.
How Long You Intend to Stay
When you’re trying to decide between a repair or replacement project for your roof, ask yourself how long you intend to stay in your home. If you have plans of staying long term, and your roof’s age is nowhere near 15 to 20 years old, then a simple patch job could suffice for your issues. However, if you have plans of selling your home, then consider replacing the roof instead to increase your home’s curb appeal and overall value. That way, you can sell your home for a higher price.
Alternatively, you can also check the age of your roof to help you decide between repairs or replacement. If your roof is still fairly new, then you can have it repaired. However, if your roof is already 20 years old, consider having it replaced as the system is likely approaching the end of its lifespan.
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