Homes require an enormous amount of care and constant maintenance. Thus, making correct decisions is the key to reducing near and long-term costs allied to any home improvement such as re-roofing or repair.
The decision to repair or replace your roof is dependent on several factors.
The age of your roof to its expected lifespan can help you decide whether to repair or replace. If you are within the first half-life of your roof and you have not experienced leaking before, you are best to consider repairs. Conversely, if your roof starts leaking in more than one area and has reached the average age – 20 to 25 years - a replacement may be in order.
The Extent of the Damage
If your roof is crumbling and your shingles are enormously curled or missing, repairs may be impossible or quite expensive. In addition, recent catastrophes such as high winds or extreme rains and thunderstorms can cause even bigger problems that can compromise your safety and that of your loved ones. Under such a circumstance, it is better to consider a roof replacement.
Your Future Plans
If you are planning on living in your home years, a roof replacement may be a healthier long-term investment. On the other hand, if you are planning to sell your home, a roof repair could be a better plan.
While replacing or repair your roof may seem like a daunting task, the process is easier and shorter than many homeowners expect. Here are a few benefits of replacing your roof:
Your life and that of your loved ones is stored in that home. However, as your roof ages, it weakens and begins to offer less protection from the elements of Mother Nature. Replacing your roof can help keep your family safe and save you thousands of dollars over a few years in repair money.
Replacing your roof does not only aid your house’s appeal, but it also increases its resale value by a significant percentage.
Peace of Mind
Different types of roofing materials come with extensive warranties, which offers peace of mind because it should be a long time before roofing repairs are on your mind again. First Quality Roofing & Insulation offers a full 10-year warranty on materials and labor.
Replacing your roof is a major decision and should never be taken lightly. However, with careful consideration and hiring the right, certified contractor, you can make a substantial and long-term investment.
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