Replacing or Repairing? How to Know What’s Best for Your Roof

Read through these factors that will help you make your decision.

roofing consultantsThere are several factors to consider that can help property owners determine whether they need to repair their existing roof or replace it with a new one. We’ve broken them down for you, to make the decision-making process a lot easier.

  1. Age: With the proper maintenance and annual inspections, most asphalt shingle roofs last upwards of 15 to 20 years; metal roofs last anywhere from 20 to 40 years; wood shingle and shake roofing lasts about 20 to 30 years; and tile and slate roofing can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years! Although roofs have a long lifespan, when they approach 20, 30, 40, or 50 years depending on the material, you might want to consider a replacement. It’s bound to happen sooner rather than later after all.
  2. Leak: A quick repair can fix an isolated roof leak; however, if your roof is leaking in several places, it would be a better value to have it replaced.
  3. Cost: How much is in your budget for home improvements? It all comes down to what an inspection report determines about your roof’s safety and current condition, and how much you want to spend. If your roof is halfway through its intended lifespan, but it’s still in good condition, make the repairs necessary. If your roof has roughly 3 more years left and you have the money for a replacement, complete the replacement ahead of time.
  4. Ask: Ask your roofer for their professional recommendation on what’s best for the safety of your property’s roof.

If you need help deciding whether you should repair or replace your roof, ask the experts from MEIS Roofing & Construction. We’ll thoroughly asses the condition of your roof, as well as its age and other factors to make the best recommendation.