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Should I Repair/Keep My Roof or Totally Replace

Considering the long-term costs associated with roof repair and renovation, you need to make the right decisions so that you ensure your shelter as well as finances are guaranteed. Based on the needs and the structural considerations of your existing roof, roof repair contractors will provide you with the available options for renovating your roof. If you want to minimize the cost of repair, you need to take decisions based on the condition of your roof. Depending on the underlying condition of your roof, you can decide to replace or have a new none altogether. If your roof has wear and tear, or has localized rots under the shingles, then simply replacing the shingles over the existing layer would benefit you. However, if the roof has been greatly damaged by a fallen tree limb, water infiltration after rain, wind or storm damage, and snow accumulation, then you should definitely replace it for good!

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Wisely consider and weigh the costs of repair against those of totally replacing your roof based on the damages. Even though adding a completely new roof may be worth the money given the better life expectancy that comes with it, simply patching leaks with few replacements would be beneficial in certain circumstances. Additionally, re-roofing can be done by roofing over the existing layer with patches or completely removing and placing new shingles. Since the roof is a critical component of your house, you need to think about minimizing your future expenses. Sometimes, keeping the old shingles does not do any good other than adding extra weight to the roof, later causing potential problems in future. Therefore, you need to completely remove the roof and replace them with new ones. This can be done with the assistance of a shingle manufacturer since they will provide you with the proper suggestions, equipment, and installation services.


Roofing Material

Whether you completely re-roof or replace the damaged parts, you can think of changing the shingle materials. For example, there are wood shingles, asphalt shingles, metal shingles, slate shingles and rubber shingles; each having different longevity. Compared to installing new shingles, replacing the damages with extra layer is even difficult since they need to be coordinated and fit with the old ones.


The only positive side to overlaying is saving a bit of money; otherwise, complete re-roofing would save your expenses in the long run. Even though overlaying the shingles might save you the cost, they might not last long, not to mention they compromise your entire house quality. Similarly, when it comes to re-roofing, you should consider how better it will withstand the weather conditions. However, you can ask your roof repair specialist to suggest whether to fix the underlying layer or install a completely new roof since they will understand the condition better. Therefore, looking at the benefits against the drawbacks of re-roofing what comes out is the fact that what works for your roof may not necessarily work for another, which is more the reason why you will need to involve professional roof repair. For places, where permit is required for roofing, make sure that your contractor provides you the insurance which confirms that they have the legal responsibilities of the roof installment process. So, discuss your options with your roof contractor or shingle manufacturer and get the suggested proposition to proceed with.

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Here is a DIY Video of how to repair your roof decking.  We would caution you that if you are not experience that you do contact an experienced roofing company to take care of this type of repair for your home.

Shelly Ross

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