Your roof is an essential component of your home, protecting you and your family from the elements. However, over time, wear and tear can take its toll, leading to damage that requires attention. When faced with roofing issues, one question commonly arises: Do I need a repair or a complete replacement? In this blog post, we’ll explore key factors to consider when making this decision.
Age of Your Roof
One of the primary factors to assess is the age of your roof. Most roofing materials have an expected lifespan, such as asphalt shingles lasting around 20-25 years. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, constantly chasing repairs may become a recurring and costly issue. In such cases, investing in a roof replacement might be a more practical and long-term solution. Severe granule loss and cracked shingles are also a significant sign that your roof is coming to the age of replacement.
Extent of Damage
The extent of damage plays a vital role in determining whether repairs will suffice or if a replacement is necessary. Small isolated issues, such as a few missing shingles or minor leaks, can often be effectively addressed through repairs. However, if the damage is widespread, recurring, or significant, a replacement might be the wiser choice. Consult with a professional roofing contractor to assess the extent of the damage accurately.
When faced with a roofing dilemma, it’s important to conduct a cost analysis. Evaluate the cost of repairs versus the cost of a replacement, taking into account both short-term expenses and long-term savings. While repairs might seem cheaper initially, frequent repairs can accumulate over time, costing you more in the long run. A roof replacement may require a higher upfront investment but can provide significant savings in the long run by eliminating the need for constant repairs.
The Novalis Difference
At Novalis, we strive to work with each of our clients and assess their roof as if it’s our own. That is one benefit of working with a family owned and operated business. Our roofing experts will come out to your home to access, take photos, and create a proposal with the best solution for your home whether that is a simple repair, or we feel a replacement is best. Working closely with our clients is important to us because we want to make sure the solution is within your budget, along with explaining why & how we developed the solution as well as showing you the photos of your roofing problem so you can understand what we are referring to, as if you are up on the roof with us. Our in-house employees are trained for all projects with decades of experience so you are guaranteed to be in the right hands.