After a storm, you might discover that your roof has been damaged. Issues could also start to arise as this part of your home ages. While repairs are possible for some problems, more serious ones could require you to get a new roof.
Here are the disadvantages of choosing roof repair over replacement.
You’ll End Up Spending More
The only way to determine if your roof needs repairs or replacement is to schedule an inspection from a reputable professional. Experienced roofers can tell if repairs are possible or if a replacement is the better option. Generally, they suggest repairs for small issues like loose flashing or shingles.
However, roof replacement is usually more reasonable than repairs if your roofing system is reaching the end of its life. Repairs might cost less initially, but having them done multiple times could be costlier. If your roof is at least two decades old, you will save more in the long run if you replace it. Significant shingle granule loss and sagging are also common signs it’s time to get a new roof.
The Risk of Water Damage Increases
Putting off roof replacement when necessary could have serious consequences for your home. It increases the likelihood of leaks, leading to water damage. Once water enters your house, you could deal with rot, damaged insulation and electrical issues. Another problem you might face is mold growth, which could risk your family’s health. Mold releases spores that trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
It’s always best to leave roof replacement and repairs to experienced professionals. Trying to do the job yourself could put your safety at risk. At Home Pro Exteriors, Inc., we work with industry leaders like GAF to provide you with superior roofing solutions. You can also count on us if you are looking for a dependable siding contractor. Call us at (845) 343-1777 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free professional consultation.