The Beginner’s Guide to Roofs

How to Determine Whether to Choose Roof Replacement or 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. All of us want to maintain our home, to prevent it from having serious problems in the future, yet sometimes we don’t have enough budget to do so. Repairing or replacing is the problem that most home owners face. 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. If you consult with a professional roofer, his answer will be based on the result of roof inspection which he needs to do in order to determine what is best suited for your situation. Here are some elements that professional roofers will check.

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.

One thing that professional roofers will do is to check the space between the roofing and the insulation to determine if any moisture is collecting there.

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.

It is also important to examine the structural integrity of your roof.

The membrane’s condition is important to determine too.

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. But, If you want to be armed with some insight you should also consider the following.

It is more likely that it will be cheaper in the long run to have the roofers go ahead and replace the entire roof rather than just a part of it. 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. With a new roof comes a new warranty assuring a leak-free roofing for another span of many years. If you are going to sell your home, a new roof will add up to 59% 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. These reasons include cost, size of the damaged area and whether you will need to remove old roofing material or not. You can spend a lot of money on replacement but the budget it better for small roof repair. You are now left with choosing to spend a little now or a lot later.