Your house is only as good as your roof. Your roof is certainly one of the most important structural components of your home, which is why keeping up with roof repairs and maintenance is so important. But there are certain situations in which basic roof repairs may not be enough to mitigate roofing problems. In this case you would choose to replace the roof you have. Here are some factors to consider when deciding to repair or re-roof your home or business.
- Age of Your Current Roof
First, consider how far you are into your current roofing investment. If you are only five or six years into a 15-year roof, then re-roofing is obviously not the route you want to go. However, if you are 10 years into a 15 year roof, then re-roofing is a much better option. In other words, the closer you are to the end of your current roof’s lifespan, the more economical re-roofing is.
- Severity of Roofing Damage
Next, consider how severe or widespread the roofing damage is. Most leaks, for example, are caused by problems in fairly concentrated areas, which makes repairing the problem a much better option than replacement. However, the larger the affected area, the less likely repairs will be to hold up. For bigger problems, roof replacement may be the better option.
- Condition of Roof Overall
In addition to assessing the specific problem that requires your attention, also consider the overall health of the roof. Even younger roofs that were poorly installed may show signs early failure. Look for cracked or missing shingles, curling, buckling, or other signs of roof wear. If the roof doesn’t look like it’ll last its predicted lifespan, then re-roofing is a better option than repair.
For help deciding between repair and replacement, contact the roofing experts at Hercules Roofing of South Florida. We serve the Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County (and all counties in Florida, in fact) with expert commercial and residential roofing services. Call (561) 955-9889.