If we have said it once, we have said it a million times: knowing whether you need a roof repair or a roof replacement is not as simple as just looking at your roof from afar. We firmly believe that before you decide whether to have a repair or a replacement that you need to get the opinion of a professional roofing contractor. If you do not, one of two things could potentially happen. The first is that you could decide you simply need a repair when you actually need a replacement. While you may save money choosing this route, you will likely end up spending more in the long run as you will have to have your roof replaced eventually regardless. The second possible scenario is that you will have your entire roof replaced when, in fact, all you needed was a minor repair. Once again, you will be spending a ton of unnecessary money. This is not something anyone we know ever tries to do and therefore, we would like to prevent you from make either of these mistakes.
Keeping this in mind, we would like to give our potential customers a bit more information about the differences in roofs that need repairs and those that need to be replaced entirely. Below you can find answers to your most pressing questions regarding these processes, all of which have been answered by a professional roofer.
How old should your roof be when you replace it?
There is absolutely no reason a roof should be replaced if it was installed less than twenty years ago. Unless the roof has been put through extreme weather conditions or has been damaged greatly by a storm or another natural disaster, a roof repair will be the most likely course of action. On the other hand, if you have surpassed the amount of time during which your roof was still covered by its warranty, you may be looking for a replacement rather than a repair.
What degree of damage does your roof need to have to be replaced?
If there is a shingle missing because of wind damage or wildlife activity on your roof, you will simply need to have it replaced. This is a fast and easy process that also will not cost you much at all. Conversely, if you find that there are many shingles missing or that your shingles are beginning to buckle or curl, you may want to consider getting a new roof in the near future. Should you not, you may end up having to restore other areas in your home that could potentially become damaged by flooding.
What are your budget needs?
Sure, when you need a new roof there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent it. However, if you know that your roof is getting older and that you currently do not have the money to pay for an entirely new roof, you may be able to have several inexpensive repairs completed rather than a full replacement. While this will not prevent you from needing a roof replacement eventually, it will give you some more time to save up for the big project of having a new roof installed later on.
Who should you hire to help you?
If you are not sure whether you need a roof replacement or a simple repair, the professional team at Silver Leaf Contracting is here to help. We can complete a thorough inspection of your roof and ensure that whatever action is taken, it is the right one for you, your roof and your wallet. Contact us today and find out when we can visit your Massillon home and take a more in-depth look at your roof and the state it is in.