When your roof sustains storm damage, your first order of business is having it fixed as soon as possible. But depending on the damage, having just a repair job can often be disadvantageous. This is because it doesn’t completely fix all the issues, especially the ones that haven’t been spotted yet. Having a full replacement instead will save you the trouble of worrying about other issues that won’t come to light until later on when they already start to damage other parts of your home.
Having a roof repair may not be the best long-term solution for your home. Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc. shares what you need to consider first to determine whether you need a repair or replacement:
How Bad Your Leaks Are
If you’ve noticed a leak, you’ll need to determine how bad it’s affecting your home’s structure and how many you’ve spotted in your home. The worse it is, the more likely you need more extensive roofing repairs. If you decide to just have it repaired, it won’t be that expensive in the short term, but if there’s extensive damage and it wasn’t immediately addressed, you’ll likely end up spending a little bit of money several times. This can cost you more in the long run than if you’d just put on a new roof.
Fortunately, detecting leaks is a relatively easy step to do. If you’ve already noticed stained areas on your ceiling or water dripping or running down the wall, then you know you have a leak. It’s important to find the origin of the leak to prevent significant damage. This can be tedious work, so it may be better to hire trusted roofers to help find where the leaks are originating.
Remember, no matter how small or insignificant the leaks are, immediate repair is needed. Leaks can lead to mold and rot and will escalate the price of your repair costs if they’re not immediately addressed.
Your Roof’s Age
If your roof isn’t near the end of its life expectancy, then it may just need patching done. Replacing the whole roof might be an expense that you don’t need to take on if it only needs minor repair work. But just to be safe, have your hired roofer inspect your roof to help you decide.
At Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc., you can be confident that your project is in the capable hands of the best roofing experts in the area. You can reach us by calling (901) 676-7449 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.