One of the most important questions a homeowner is faced with when they notice signs of damage on their roof is whether the system can be repaired, or whether it needs to be entirely replaced. The answer comes down to a few different factors; one roof’s damage may necessitate a replacement, but another’s doesn’t. If you’re wondering how you can identify whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, keep reading below for a bit of advice on how to make this difficult decision!

How Old Is Your Roof

One of the first questions you should be asking yourself when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof is how the roofing system is. If your roof is only a few years old and you have isolated patches of damage, it shouldn’t be an issue to simply repair the damage. However, if your roof is approaching 20+ years in age, it’s important to thoroughly examine the overall health of the roof before you decide to simply repair the system, only for it to require more maintenance in the coming months.

How Long Are You Staying In Your Home

Another important factor to consider is how long you intend to live in your home. If you’re intending on moving in the next few years, you may not want to take on a complete roof replacement project, as repairing small amounts of damage is much more cost-effective. However, also keep in mind that an old roof can seriously detract from the value of your home if you’re intending to sell it. If you think you’re going to be in your home for more than a couple of years, you’re generally better off replacing the system. If you’re move is imminent, you can repair the system, but keep in mind it may reduce the value of your home!

Examine The Damage

Finally, when trying to decide between a replacement & repairs, the most important thing you can do is thoroughly examine the roofing system and determine how extensive the damage is. If there is a missing shingle or two, or a few loose granules, you can likely get away with repairs. However, if the damage is more extensive, and your roof is showing signs of water damage, or large portions of the system are damaged, you’re better off conducting a full roof replacement to prevent more extensive damage from occurring!

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our team’s roofing services, or you’re ready to get started on your project this year, our team at Eco Roof Service is ready to assist! You can contact our team today by calling us at (425) 363-9765 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!