Water stains on your ceiling. Broken or missing roof shingles. Damaged flashing. Discolorations that extend across your roof. These are all major problems that you should have addressed as quickly as possible to prevent the damage from spreading and becoming more costly to repair. However, how can you decide if your roof requires a replacement or a simple roof repair? It’s an important question. When it comes to roof replacement vs. repair, there’s a significant difference in cost. However, choosing a repair when it won’t adequately address the issues with your roof can cause more expensive problems down the line.

Factors to Consider When Deciding Between a Roof Repair or Replacement

Cost may be a major factor that influences whether you opt for a roof replacement or repair. However, there are other issues to consider as well. For example, if your roof is under warranty, you can call the manufacturer or the roofing company that installed it to see what your options are. It may be that you’re entitled to a free or reduced-cost repair.

You should also consider the age of your roofing system. If it is more than 15 years old and showing significant signs of wear, then you may just be throwing money away by having it repaired, as you’ll need to have it replaced soon anyway. You may also want to think about how long you plan on remaining in your current home. If you’re planning to stay long term, a roof replacement may be a good investment that spares you headaches down the road. If you’re planning to sell your home soon, you may want to consult your real estate agent to see if a replacement will attract potential buyers.

Turn to a Trusted Professional

The best way to determine if your roof should be repaired or replaced is to consult with an experienced roofer with a reputation for honesty. They will be able to tell you the extent of the damage and whether a repair will be enough to restore your roof to like-new condition.

ALL-TIMATE ROOFING is proud to be the Chattanooga area’s longest-tenured roofing company. We provide free roofing inspections and will provide you with a comprehensive and honest assessment of your roof along with our recommendations. To learn more about our roof repair and replacement solutions, contact us today.