Most homeowners do not know when it is time for a roof repair over a roof replacement. That is why it is very important to have a professional roofing company expertly examine and inspect your roof to discover the true causes and effects of your roofing issues. From there you will have to debate a few things on whether or not you go with a simple roof repair or an entire roof replacement. Our team at All American Roofing & Exteriors put together a handful of questions you should ask yourself and your contractors before moving forward with any roofing projects.
How Old is Your Roof?
If you are not your home’s original owner, do you know when your roof was last replaced? Roofing materials can range in durability and how long they last, but eventually it is just time to get a new roof replacement. However, if your roofing is under ten years old and made from a premium roofing brand product a simple roof repair may be the easy fix you need. Other lesser-quality roofing materials do not last as long and if your roofing contractor suggests a new roof installation you should seriously consider it to keep other damage from happening to your home.
How Long Are You Going to Live in Your House?
A roof repair can be an easy fix for homeowners who are looking to move in the next year or two. We know a roof replacement can be a large investment, and you may not see that return in selling your home right away. It is important to take into consideration how much time you really have to get your roofing issues situated, however, it is also important to be upfront with home buyers when listing your house on your roof’s condition.
What Condition is Your Roof In?
If you have had a tree fall on your roof and a section of your home needs repaired, that is a very different circumstance than your home’s roof just deteriorating. Sometimes homeowners can see their roof’s condition from the ground and other times it is important to get a professional’s opinion, but minor and cosmetic repairs can almost always be taken care of with roof repairs or it can also be a great time to upgrade your whole new roofing system.
Which Area of Your Roof Is Affected?
Damage done to your home in an isolated area can be easily repaired by a roofing company that knows what they are doing. On the other hand, if you have any roofing issues that total up to 30 percent of your home’s roof it is best to get a roof replacement done as soon as possible. These issues will affect the interior of your home if not taken care of properly.
Contact All American Roofing & Exteriors today to get a free roof inspection done on your home. Our roofing company has decades of experience and we know we will be able to help you decide whether a roof repair or a roof replacement is best for your home. Call us today.
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