Roofing 101: Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

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The question of replacing or repairing your roof is something most homeowners will have to answer at some point. There are several factors to consider when deciding what is best for your home. Before we get to those, the primary consideration when deciding to repair or replace the roof is the age of the roof.

If your roof is more than 20 years old, it is better to replace it than repair it. Why? There have been advances in roofing materials over the past few decades that can help make your home more energy efficient for starters. Not to mention, repairing a 20-year-old roof could start to become quite frequently and you end up with a “patch-worked” roof that lowers the value of your home and curb appeal.

Factor #1: How much is your roofing budget?

If you are on a tight budget, a repair now and a replacement later may fit better into your budget. On the other hand, there are financing programs available with affordable monthly payments, so a new roof could still be feasible now instead of waiting until later.

Factor #2: How much repair work is needed?

If you only have one or two spots in the same general area of the roof with minor damages, then a repair could be the better choice, especially if the roof is not that old. If there is widespread damage all over, then a replacement might be the better solution.

Factor #3: Does your roof meet current building requirement codes?

Building codes change frequently. If your roof is older, it may be out of date. Repairs may not be an option because all the work required to bring the roof up to code could end up costing significantly more than replacing it with a new roof.

Factor #4: Are you looking to increase the value of your home?

If you want to increase the value of your home, then a new roof is the way to go. You can choose from different types and colours of shingles, as well to give your home a new appearance too. Additionally, a new roof will maintain its value for about a decade should you decide to sell your home.

Factor #5: Is there other damages that also need to be addressed?

Have you noticed ceilings inside have brown-coloured stains on them? This is a sign of water damage and potentially a leaky roof. Another thing to check is your attic. Look at the underside of the roof to see if you notice water stains.

Getting a new roof can be the right choice since underlying roofing structures can be replaced and any leaks can be resolved without having to try to pinpoint the problem. Plus, you can have multiple roofing components replaced and updated at the same time.

If you have further questions or want an honest opinion on whether to repair or replace your roof, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at (905) 424-7469 today! We also offer financing options to help pay for your new roof!

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