Many homeowners worry about the decision to repair or replace their roof. But how do you know which is the right choice? We’ve already that you may need a new roof. Here, we’ll shed some light on whether a new roof replacement or simple repairs are your best option.

Metal Roofs

destroyed-roofMetal roofs are among the most durable types of roofs which makes replacing them less frequent. For metal roofs, loose screws and bolts are normal over time. But these are repairs that should be made to prevent further damage that could lead to replacing the roof altogether. Usually a new coat of protectant is needed as part of normal maintenance, but unless there is excessive leaking and deterioration of the metal, it should not need to be completely replaced. [clear]

Tile-Clay Roofs

old-tile-roofAnother roofing material that is extremely durable and long lasting is tile-clay. Usually the repairs needed for a tile roof require only lifting the tile and replacing the fasteners underneath. Unless all the tiles are totally broken or destroyed by a hail storm or other extreme weather, a total roof replacement will not be necessary. [clear]

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

The most popular of the roofing styles, shingles, are usually a simple fix and typically only require mild repair from time-to-time. If shingles are knocked off due to wind or other storm damage, simply replacing the missing shingles is a relatively inexpensive and practical option. Replacing an entire shingle roof may be necessary if the roof is beyond repair due to: aging, consistent patch work over time, or if a large enough portion of the roof needs repair. In these cases, replacing the entire roof may also be the most cost efficient.

There are many other factors regarding the decision to repair or replace your roof, including the age of the roof or if you are considering selling your home. The only way to know for sure is to contact a roofing company and schedule an inspection. Feel free to contact us for an inspection today!