Being a homeowner can be super rewarding but it can also be incredibly expensive and stressful. Leaky pipes, drafty windows, and broken appliances are just a few of the problems homeowners face. One of the more expensive repair decisions that inevitably confronts a homeowner is whether or not to replace their roof.
Repairing a roof may sound like a daunting task. However, depending on the damage or wear of a roof, it’s sometimes possible to repair it rather than replace it. There are a few key variables you will need to consider when deciding whether or not to replace your roof and our experts at Max Roofing can help you make a well-informed decision.
Replacing a Few Roof Shingles Can Save You Thousands
Occasionally, taking a few shingles out and replacing them with new ones is just what the doctor ordered! Replacing damaged or worn shingles can provide an improvement in both the function and aesthetic of your roof.
Keep in mind, it’s critical to have a professional inspect your roof to determine if any of the decking is damaged. There’s a big difference between a few missing shingles lost during heavy storms and a leak that permeates through the various layers of your roof. If the damage is extensive, it’s usually a smarter idea — and better investment — to replace the whole roof.
It is also important to note that the longer you wait to replace the shingles the situation can become worse. Water and rot could creep into the foundation of your home, and could cause irreparable damage.
Can You Patch Your Roof?
Ever had a flat tire? Often, the first inclination is to try and patch the tire to avoid the cost of buying a brand new one. Homeowners often go through the same thought process when debating whether to repair or replace their roof.
A patching job may just be the needed fix to provide a lasting solution. However, the reality is that we have often seen the patch worsen an issue — resulting in more severe damage down the road for the homeowner.
Before making any decisions, it is important to have a home roofing expert come and visit the property so that they can assess the vitality of the roof and whether or not a patching process is in order or a full replacement is required.
Even if it is possible to patch your roof, the outcome might not be aesthetically pleasing. In the case of a patch, the damaged area is usually much larger than a spot in need of a few shingles, which generally makes it more difficult to blend the repaired section in with the existing roof.
How Do You Know it’s Time to Replace Your Roof?
The best way to know if your roof is in dire need of replacing is to consult with a home roofing expert. Also, keep in mind that price shouldn’t be the only factor that influences your choice of roofing contractor. You wouldn’t choose a “discount” car repair service. Similarly, you shouldn’t choose a roofing installation company based solely on a lower price point. By investing in a quality product and expert installation, you can rest easy knowing your home is protected for the long haul.
Contact Max Roofing to Schedule a Free Consultation
A new roof can dramatically improve the look of a home and keep your family and personal belongings safe from leaks, rot, and falling debris. Enhance your home’s beauty and strength with a new roofing design from Max Roofing. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our home roofing professionals.