Homeowners know a roof replacement is a costly investment, yet many are not prepared to spend the money necessary for a complete replacement. While patches and repairs may stave off a new roof, they may not be able to hold it off entirely. Saving money or finding financing is better for roofing issues than putting off such a vital task. Find out why delaying a roof replacement is not a risk worth taking.
The True Age of Your Roof
As you determine what to do about your roof, take the time to learn about its actual age. In many cases, unless you just built your home, homeowners are unsure of their roof’s age and have to look back through deeds and contract documents to find the information they need.
While quality roofs can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, several factors can decrease the life of your roof naturally. Consistent large storms cause long-term wear on roofing systems. No matter your location, if your roof is nearing the 10-year mark, get a few general quotes and start saving for a replacement.
The True Costs of Delaying
Quality roofs have a predictable lifespan. However, if a roof begins to show signs of damage or other issues long before the regular due date, your roof may have been installed incorrectly due to a lack of experience or knowledge. Regardless of the cause, repairs can range from a few hundred dollars to as much as a couple of thousand dollars.
If the damages affect the interior structure of your home, this will not only increase your budget but also affect the value of your home if you’re looking to sell later down the road. Often, repairs will repeat; this means that despite being repaired, a damaged area is likely to require additional attention if it’s not done correctly the first time. This could be a sign that you need a roof replacement.
For residential services in Northern Jersey and surrounding areas, contact Novalis Roofing and Siding by calling 973-240-9074 or emailing us for more information on the benefits of replacing your roof.