When it comes to the condition of your roofing system, the adage of ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is definitely correct. Proper care and upkeep of the roof goes a long way in maximizing its strength, efficiency, reliability and durability. It works well for your wallet as well!
Sadly, no property owner can hope to forever escape dealing with any roofing damage or problem. Natural wearing over time with constant exposure to the elements is bound to happen despite regular roof maintenance efforts.
In such situations, roofers can be called in to fix the damage and restore the roofing system to normal functionality. Roofing decisions, however, are not always cut and dry. Sometimes, you may be left wondering if you should get the roof repaired or replaced. Here are a few factors that can help you decide.
Age of the roofing system
Do not rush into replacement and consider going in for a repair job if the age of your roofing system is significantly lesser than what the manufacturer warranties. Relative newer roofs can also have a few shingles damaged due it improper initial installation or impact of strong wind. Repairs are the best bet if the roofing system looks like it has a lot of life still left in it even if a patch of it has got damaged.
Condition of the roof shingles
The current condition of majority of the shingles determines whether your roof is eligible for repairs or not. At times, there are roofs that fail to live up to their lifespan and have to be replaced much earlier than expected.
Quantity of repairs that is required
In some situations, fixing the roof can be more trouble than replacing it. Though the insurance adjuster suggests that you get only repairs done, taking the opinion of seasoned roofer would be advisable. Numerous repair jobs in multiple places may provide only temporary relief from leaks and make structural strength or reliability of the roof doubtful. You will be better off getting roof replacement.
What does your budget look like?
Your monetary limitations at the time can also affect your decision. If roof replacement is presently not on your budget, you can get expert roofers to fix the roofing system well enough to last some more time until you can manage having it replaced.
Whether you need roof repair or roof replacement in your property, look no further than Tedrick’s Roofing. Contact us today to schedule a visit by our roofers for a free, no-obligation roof inspection. You can reach us at (206) 824-3440. Our services are available in Auburn, WA and the surrounding areas.