Roofs are typically one of the most neglected parts of a home. Many people will spend money on landscaping, paint, and appliances before they think about their roofs. However, roofs are important for two reasons: 1) they keep your house dry in the rain; 2) they can help you sell your house if need be. If you’re not happy with your roof or it has been damaged by storms or other natural disasters, there may be an option to repair it. But is that smarter than replacing?
In this blog post, we will discuss whether it’s smarter to replace or repair a roof when necessary. Read on to learn more!
If your roof is old, it may need to be replaced. It’s a good idea to get an estimate from at least three different companies and compare prices before making a final decision on the best option for you. Some signs of a roof that has aged past its lifespan are less insulation in the attic, roofing material is cracked or rotten, and a leaky roof.
If your roof has been damaged by storms such as hail or damage from trees falling on it during windstorms then you’re probably going to want to replace it. If this isn’t an option for you due to cost, there may be other things that can help reduce future repairs like tying down branches of trees near your home or trimming overgrown limbs where they could fall onto your house.
It’s also important to know if certain materials are better than others because some roofs have higher lifespans than others. For example, metal roofs last about twice as long as asphalt shingle ones before needing repair work done on them whereas wood shakes only need to be replaced every 20-25 years.
If you are a homeowner, then repairing your roof may be the better option for you if it’s still structurally sound. However, that won’t necessarily stop leaks in some cases and could actually surface other damage to your home as well. If this is not an attractive option or within budget, replacing can help restore peace of mind knowing that there should no longer be any worries about leaks or damaged roofs on top of all the repairs you have had to make over time because they were never fixed properly by a professional roofing company Oakland CA such as The Oakland Roofers! We install metal roofs which last twice as long before needing repair work done on them than asphalt shingle ones so that you can enjoy your Oakland roof for as long as possible.
*If a homeowner has had more than one storm in the past year or if they have aged past their lifespan, then replacing may be a smarter choice to make.*
We hope this blog post was helpful and that it will help answer some of the questions about when is the best time to repair or replace your roof – don’t hesitate to call us anytime at The Oakland Roofers!