When Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

When it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace your roof, there are many factors to consider. Learn more about what you should consider when making this decision.

When Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

When it comes to roof repair and replacement, homeowners often find themselves in a difficult situation. On one hand, they want to ensure their home is safe and secure, but on the other, they don't want to spend more money than necessary. A reputable roofing contractor will recommend that you replace your roof somewhere around 80-85% of the manufacturer's lifespan. For example, you should consider replacing a 25-year-old roof around age 20.

The question of whether to repair or replace roof shingles is a major concern among homeowners, and the answer depends on the age of your roof and its current condition. If the roof has minor wear and tear, it probably just needs repairs, especially if its due date is years away. If the damage is more widespread, you are more likely to need a completely new roof. The age of the roof can also be an important factor.

Depending on the type of roof and shingles, a roof may require repair or replacement if it is 20 years old or older. In addition, you'll want to purchase insurance when your roof is damaged by extreme weather conditions, including tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds, because coverage will play an important role in determining if your roof will be repaired or replaced. To determine if your roof needs a repair or a total replacement, it's best to have it examined and evaluated by a roofing specialist. I have met with homeowners who have received five quotes for new roofs from different roofing companies when they didn't need a new roof, just a simple repair.

There's no reason to invest in a new roof when a simple repair job saves you thousands of dollars in roofing costs. In addition, you may find that a new roof could cost less over time than some costly and temporary repairs that your current roof might need right away.But what should you do when unexpected disasters and normal wear and tear cause damage to your roof? It can be impossible to know if you need to repair or replace the roof, especially without the proper knowledge about the roof. The Bill Ragan Roofing team has been repairing and replacing all types of roofs in Nashville since 1990. With our extensive experience and knowledge repairing Northern Virginia roofs, we can restore your roof to the best shape in no time.To help you decide if you want to repair or replace the roof, here are some things you should consider:

  • The age of your roof
  • The current condition of your roof
  • The type of shingles used
  • The cost of repairs versus replacement
  • Insurance coverage for extreme weather damage
Your home is the biggest investment you can make, and when considering roof repair work, Beyond Exteriors has you covered.

The Bill Ragan Roofing team has been providing Nashville residents with roof repair and replacement services since 1990.