Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

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The roof of your home goes through a lot of poor treatment from Mother Nature. From the extreme temperatures to the harsh weather conditions, roofing materials are put through the ultimate tests. When a roof does get a little older or becomes damaged, you are left with one question: Should I repair or replace my roof?

Thorough Inspection
Before you make any type of financial decision, the roof of your home should be inspected by you and a professional. Look at any damage in the flashing, chimney, shingles, ventilation, and the structure beneath all of these materials. If the shingles and the sheathing underneath are both in relatively good condition, opt for repairing any damages or leaks that are present. However, if a majority of the shingles are damaged or the roof is sagging, look to install an entirely new roof.

Total Cost
A brand new roof is obviously more expensive than any type of repair would be. Instead of looking at the cost of repair versus replacement, look at the total cost of repairs and future replacement versus replacement at this moment in time. A roof that will need replacement in five years and will also need repairs in that time period will be more expensive than if you were to just replace the roof now.

Hire a Pro
When making the decision to repair or replace, make sure you hire a professional roofing company with expert installers. Some companies can tell you that you need a full replacement when a repair would suffice. Always get a second opinion if you’re unsure about a company. Also, look to see what certifications and insurance this company has. You want to make sure that the installers will do a flawless job before you open up your wallet to them.

Making the decision to repair or replace a roof can be a tough one, but making the right one can save you thousands. When you need an inspection, repair, or replacement, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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