It can be tough to decide if it’s better to repair or replace your roof. A thorough assessment of your roof condition will be required before making a decision on roof replacement vs. roof repair with a qualified roofing contractor.
Why Choose Roof Replacement
1. Your current roof’s lifespan is over
Asphalt roofing often lasts about 20 years, so at some point near that 20-year mark, it needs full replacement.
2. Your current roof isn’t compliant with current building codes
When a roof doesn’t comply with current building codes, it can cause problems when it comes time to sell your property. Your roof will be inspected as a part of the home selling process, and it may need replacing if it’s not up to code.
3. Your roof has extensive damage
If a tree falls on your roof due to a storm, there is likely too much damage to simply repair your roof. You’ll need a full roof replacement to adequately protect your home.
4. Damage has occurred from severe weather
If a tornado or hurricane passes through your area, your roof can become quite damaged and need full replacement as a result. Structural damage can occur in a home due to a natural disaster, and may not be readily visible. It’s important to have your roof inspected after any type of disaster passes through your region.
5. You want to improve your home’s looks and value
Your home’s beauty and function will increase with a new roof. A new roof gives your home substantial curb appeal and makes it attractive to buyers when it comes time to sell.
Why Choose Roof Repair
1. The damage is only minor
If your roof only has minor damage, there’s no need for a full roof replacement. Isolated damage in one area of your roof calls for roof repair rather than replacement. If damages cover less than 30% of your roof surface, often it can simply be repaired instead of replaced.
2. Save cash
The price of a full roof replacement is significant, so it’s wise to repair your roof when possible in order to save money.
3. Your roof life is not up
If you recently had your roof replaced, or if the life of your current roof is simply not up, you may want to opt for roof repairs rather than replacement. As best as you can, keep your current roof functioning well as long as it’s meant to last. Most homeowners only purchase a new roof once or twice in a lifetime.
4. Roof repairs are convenient
It’s much more convenient to repair your current roof than it is to replace it. Calling a roofing company and arranging for repairs should happen easily on short notice, while full roof replacement takes time to prepare for and schedule in advance with your roofer.
5. Protect your investment
Your home is your largest investment, and keeping your roof well maintained and in good working condition by repairing it protects your investment.
Benefits of Roof Repairs
1. Improve energy savings
Have your roof repaired as needed because when your roof is in good working order, your home or business is well insulated, and energy savings result.
2. Prevent more complex problems
When you address your home or business’s need for roof repairs, you ensure small problems won’t cascade into large ones.
3. You eliminate leaks
Repairing your home or business’s roof keeps water from leaking into your interior. A repaired roof ensures water will drain properly off your home or business, keeping your interior dry.
4. Keep your property safe
Your home or business will be safe, healthy and within building codes when your roof is repaired and in good working order. If you own properties, a roof in good condition will appeal to your tenants and help with tenant retention.
Signs of Roof Damage
Asphalt Shingle Damage
Asphalt shingles can often crack, buckle, or get damaged from storms. Their granules may begin to flake off, leaving your roof less protected.
If your home interior begins to show signs of roof leaks such as water marks on the ceiling of the top floor of your home, you may have a roof leak, and it’s time to call a roofer.
Sometimes asphalt shingles go missing, leaving your home’s protective layer compromised and in need of repair.
Squirrels can cause damage to your roof by peeling up your roof shingles, and chewing through your roof decking. They are known to tear holes in your roof soffit or fascia, damage gutters, and enter your home. They can chew up your attic’s electrical wiring and destroy your insulation.
Why Homeowners Choose Christian Brothers Roofing as Their Roofing Company
At Christian Brothers Roofing, we offer residential and commercial roof repair. We provide a thorough roof assessment, winter roof maintenance, and inspect your roof for storm damage.
We install superior quality GAF asphalt shingles for full roof replacement. We’re the only roofer in Kansas and Missouri to earn GAF’s highest Master Elite Award with the President’s Club designation for our performance, reliability, and service. When we install your new roof, in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, we offer a 10-year roof workmanship warranty.
Learn how one family was getting ready to sell their Parkville, MO home but had hail damage that hadn’t been addressed. With the help of the Christian Brothers Roofing team, they filed an insurance claim and were able to get all the repairs accomplished in five short days so they could list their home with a roof in excellent working order.