Deciding Between Replacing or Repairing Your Roof
- Friday, 26 July 2019 14:24
Complete roof replacement is a very costly project, probably the most expensive one that you will ever be faced with as a homeowner. Fortunately, most types of roofing issues can be addressed with repairs, so roof replacement should be considered as the last option, when everything else has failed, but that doesn’t mean that all damage is repairable. Here are a few signs that your roof is beyond repair and you need to prepare to invest into a new one soon:
- Damage that extends beyond manageable – if more than one third of your roof has been damaged by a recent storm, it is probably no longer fixable;
- Age – when your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan or it has exceeded it already, it is probably time to start saving up for the replacement;
- Too many layers – certain roofing materials, such as metal panels, can be installed on top of an existing layer without removing the old roofing. However, if the topmost layer on your roof is already the second one and it is damaged, there is no other solution, you need to get both layers removed and a new layer installed. If the roof is structurally solid, you might decide to keep the supporting structure and replace only the covering material. If you need a roof replacement, look to an established roofing and Lansing siding contractor to do the job.