As a homeowner, you likely want to do what you can to ensure your roof is solid without spending too much money, especially if you have a limited budget to work with. For many homeowners, the question become whether to do a roof replacement or to consider a roof repair. Before you can make that decision, however, you have to know the difference between the two so you can make an informed final decision regarding your roof.
Assess Your Roof
Your first step is to have a professional come out to take a look at your roof. During their inspection, they’ll ask you questions such as how old your roof is and how often you get leaks and how bad they are. They’ll be able to tell you how much time they think your current roof has left if left untouched and how strong the structural integrity of your roof is. They’ll also take into consideration where you live and what type of weather conditions your roof is exposed to in order to determine a course of action.
After your roof has been properly assessed, your contractor should be able to make a determination about what course of action you should take with your roof, whether it’s a replacement versus a repair. With a roof repair, you will likely not need to put in as much money up front, which can be ideal if you’re limited with your budget and can’t afford to put an entire new roof on your home. However, it must be noted that with a roof repair, you will likely be in the same situation not far down the road. Often, if the damage is severe enough, it makes the most sense for you to do a whole roof replacement. While it may cost more money up front, it often lasts most of the life of your home and can even add to your resale value.
Having all the information laid out in front of you can help you make an informed decision regarding your roof.