The million-dollar question in roof maintenance every homeowner encounters is this: is it time to replace my system, or should I continue repairing it? It’s always difficult to answer. On one hand, a new roof can revitalize your home’s curb appeal and increase its energy efficiency. On the other, repairs will be less costly and disruptive, and maximize the service life of your roof.
To figure out what’s best for your roofing system, Tedrick’s Roofing shares expert tips:
Think About Roof Age
First of all, consider how old your roof currently is. Although no system lasts forever, certain materials are expected to fail upon reaching a certain age. For instance, consider replacing your 25-year-old asphalt shingles within 5 to 10 years. Whether you’ve experienced leaks with them or not, shingles are likely to start falling off after their 30th year.
Weigh Upfront Costs Against Long-Term Rewards
A new roof can be a significant expense, but you can recoup it over time. Switching to a “cool” material may reduce your monthly utility bills. In addition to energy savings, a common system can boost your home’s value with its beauty, popularity and transferable warranty. If you decide to sell your home down the road, estimate how much money you could recover at resale.
Of course, the long-term rewards that you can get from a new roof depend on when you intend to move in the future. The older the system gets, the less valuable it typically becomes. But, if you plan to stay put for a long time, fixing your broken roof until it’s beyond repair or becomes too old is the cost-effective thing to do.
Consult a Roofer That Does Both
Seek advice from a reputable company that specializes in both roof repair and replacement projects. This way, you can rest assured of honest and sensible suggestions because choosing one over another wouldn’t hurt their business. If you talk to a contractor that doesn’t repair, you might be encouraged to do unnecessary replacement just so they can make a larger profit.
With more than 25 years of industry excellence, Tedrick’s Roofing can give you the best roof repair and replacement services. Call us at (877) 212-9355 now to schedule your no-obligation inspection and estimate so we can take a closer look at your roof. We proudly serve property owners in Federal Way, WA, and the surrounding areas.