Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home’s structure, and keeping your roofing in great shape is tantamount to keeping your home in great condition. Your roofing protects many parts of your home, from its siding to its foundation, and when there are any problems with your roofing, many other parts of your home are left vulnerable to much more damage. Maintaining and repairing your roof is extremely important, but eventually, that roof will need to be replaced.
When you have any problems with your roofing, the professional Montgomery and Bucks County roofing contractors at RAM Exteriors can provide you with quality repairs. If it’s time to replace your roofing, we can also handle that job from start to finish. It’s important that you know when your roofing needs to be replaced, or you may end up having extensive repairs performed with little to no benefits.
When you’re deciding whether to have your roof repaired or replaced, consider these factors:
Your Roof’s Age
Depending on the material that they’re made of, roofs will generally last for around 25 years. The lifespan of your roof most likely varies from that, and it’s important that you have a professional assess your roofing and determine its estimated lifespan. If your Montgomery or Bucks County home’s roof is close to the end of its life, it may be more beneficial to have it replaced that to have it repaired. After all, you won’t want to pay to have repairs performed only to have your roofing replaced shortly afterward.
If you notice any moisture marks or dark stains on your walls, or any paint peeling in your home, it may be the result of roof leakage. Depending on the size of the roof leak, short-term repairs may be sufficient to take care of this problem, but if there is extensive moisture damage to your Montgomery or Bucks County home’s roofing layer, you should probably consider a roof replacement.
Replacement May Be cheaper in the Long Term
Even if only part of your roof is showing signs of wear, it’s wise to consider doing the entire job while the crew is on-site with its scaffolding, ladders, and equipment. Most likely, this will be less expensive than doing part of the job now and the remainder in a few years. Repairing one side at a time of a four-sided roof will most likely be more expensive than replacing the roof at once, and you probably won’t need to have the job done again for at least twenty years.