Roofs are made as a barrier from the weather elements, extreme temperatures, heavy winds, and hot sun. The roof is an integral part of keeping our families, possessions, and memories safe. Without a quality roofing system, the interior of our homes will diminish rapidly.
Roofing systems are made to last for many years when properly maintained. However, tropical storm damage or the occasional tree falling can wreak havoc on the roof of our dwelling. Is it better to replace or repair a roof?
Replacing and repairing a roofing system is similar in many ways, yet quite different. First and foremost, an inspection and evaluation must be completed. The team at Roofs for Life, Inc, in Bradenton is available to assist with the options you have.
What are the Steps Taken to Replace or Repair my Roof?
- Removal of old material and disposed of properly
- Roof inspection for weakened wood, rot, or mold
- Preparing the deck
- Installing a new roof
- Cleanup and final inspection
- Obtaining proper permits
- Home Preparation including tarps, and covering of landscape
- Repair of the roof
- Cleanup and final inspection
Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to replace or repair your roofing system.
Different types of roofing materials have different lifespans. Tile roofing can last up to 50 years, however, asphalt shingles offer a shorter lifetime of close to 20 years. This is assuming regular maintenance and upkeep are done regularly. Knowing the warranty on your current roofing system will help determine if it is time to replace or repair it. (Learn more about the lifespan of roofs)
Missing or Damaged Roofing Material
Florida is no stranger to tropical storms, and these can do quite the damage to your roof. Depending on the severity of the storm, parts of your roof may be missing. When you recognize missing or damaged areas, don’t delay in contacting a trusted roofing contractor. It is better to assess the complete damaged area soon before more costly repairs are in the future.
How Long Do You Desire to Stay in This Home?
Perhaps a new job is taking you out of the area, and you desire to increase the value of your property for resale value. Replacing a roofing system can increase your curb appeal and value substantially. Perhaps changing to a different type of roofing system intrigues you. While this can be exciting, getting the appropriate local approvals may take some time. In this matter, perhaps a repair of your roof would better suit your needs. Be open and honest with your roofing specialist during the initial inspection, as they can better guide you on your choices.
There is much to consider when opting to repair or replace your current roofing system. Age, condition, and duration in your home are all valid considerations.
It is best to speak with someone who can give you sound advice. Contact Roofs for Life, LLC in Bradenton to discuss what is best for you and your family. Our team is eager to meet you and build a solid relationship built on value, respect, and professionalism.
Let’s discuss which is better for you – repair or replacement.