When To Repair Instead of Replace Your Roof
There is never a bad time to repair your roof. But sometimes it is better to replace the entire structure than attempt another heroic repair. Navigating this decision-making process is tricky because without professional inspection from a roof installation company, it is hard to know just how seriously damaged your roof is.
The consequences of making the wrong decision are, needless to say, quite serious. If you misdiagnose the problem – if, for example, you decide to replace your flashing when the danger of leak was actually coming from your chimney – then you expose yourself to internal leakage and a much bigger repair expense than if you had just replaced the entire roof in the first place. The pendulum always swings back and forth for building owners because they want to combine two often contradictory things into the same decision: they want to make the most economical decision for their wallets while also making the safest decision for their property.
If anything, navigating this seesaw underscores just how important it is to get a professional roof restoration and installation team you can trust. Asking for estimates from a bunch of companies is one thing – but you want to find the company that will go out of their way to explain why they think repair makes more sense than a new roof, or vice versa. Here are a couple of instances where, in most cases, it makes more sense to repair your roof than to replace the whole thing.
When the Roof is Under 20 Years Old
If your roof is under 20 years old, then it is probably the wisest financial decision to repair a leak or crack than have the whole thing replaced.
If a leak pops up on a corner where the flashing has come slightly loose, then you are probably safe in deciding to patch up the corner.
The stakes are high for homeowners and their roofs. As the most expensive part of building maintenance, you want to work with a team you can trust. The professionals at Top Restoration have built a business on trust and take pride in helping their valued Nashville customers make the right maintenance decisions regarding their roof. Contact them today to schedule an estimate!