If you’ve found water spots on the ceiling, you may think it’s time for a new roof. Thankfully, roofing repair may be an option. Today, we take a quick look at what to consider when you’re trying to decide between repair or more expensive replacement options.
While age may be nothing but a number when it comes to your personal vitality, if your roof is more than 10 or 15 years old, you may find that you’re paying more in annual repairs and maintenance than you would for a new roof. If you have asphalt shingles you might want to consider upgrading to architectural shingles, which are heavy-duty, wind-resistant, and can last up to five decades.
How Long You Plan To Live There
If you’re only planning to stay in your home for a short while, roofing repair is a more affordable option. The big exception to this is if your roof is showing signs of age and has already been repaired several times. In this case, it makes sense to replace the entire roof, which can help your property sell faster and for more money than the competition.
Budget is a major factor when it comes to roofing repair or replacement. If you are paying out of pocket and the damage is relatively minor, or you just need routine maintenance, stick with repairs. In the case of significant roof damage caused by a storm or other major disaster, call your insurance company for more information about your coverage, which may pay for an entirely new roof.
When Repair Makes The Most Sense
If your roof is relatively new, replacement likely isn’t necessary. Roofing repair would be in order if you have:
- Cracking and blistering
- Improper installation
- Minor tree damage
- Missing granules
- Ventilation issues
- Popped nails
- Damaged flashing
When Replacement Makes The Most Sense
We’ve already mentioned that an older, previously repaired roof may need replacement. An update might also make sense if you’re planning to live in your home for many years and want to enhance curb appeal. A new roof can also help you lower your energy costs by making your home more efficient. Ask your roofing repair and installation specialist about how different colored shingles can help you lower your energy expenses even more.
Whether you choose roofing repair or replacement, QE Roofing’s staff of professional installers will give you options and walk you through the process. We pledge to keep a clean workspace, and want you to be 100% satisfied.
QE Roofing is your hometown roofing repair, maintenance, and installation specialist. We proudly serve Nashville, Franklin, Spring Hill. Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Columbia areas.