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Being an educated homeowner can help you make the best decisions in terms of home improvement. Smart decisions can have long term effects, especially when it comes to your roof. The roofing system of your home is complex and made up of many large pieces that work very hard to protect your home from the elements. When a complication emerges, you might question whether you should repair or replace the roof. 

Again, being educated will help you make the best decision for you and your home. 

Repair and replacement of the roof each comes with its own set of advantages. Each also comes with a cost and homeowners tend to lean closer to the choice where the advantages outweigh the cost. We’re going to walk you through each to help you make an informed decision when the time comes.

Roofing Repair

Likely, there will come a time when your roof will need repaired. Whether a storm recently damaged it, a leak has formed, or tiles or shingles will need to be replaced. There are other times when specific parts of your roof need repaired, such as the fascia or flashing. Sometimes the damage to these areas are beyond the point of repair and the roof needs to be replaced. Your roof will tell you, or the roofer your hire, whether it can be repaired. Below are a few reasons when repair is the answer. 

  • Repairs are generally needed in specific spots, not across the entire roof. If your roof is in generally good shape, repair is going to be best and it will likely save you a bit. 
  • Leaks can effectively be repaired… if they are completed in a timely manner. If your roof has recently started leaking, getting it looked at by a professional roofer could save you from needing to replace the entire thing. 
  • After a storm, especially one with high winds, it is common for tiles to slip or asphalt shingles to become loose. Replacing a few shingles or tiles is typically a quick repair and should be done soon after you discover they are missing to  prevent further damage. 
  • Think of the age of your roof. While its age might not be a completely telling factor, a younger roof will have new materials that have not become weak or brittle over time.

Preventative maintenance is going to be your best defense against extensive roof repairs or replacement. Having a professional roofer routinely inspect your roofing system can catch small repair needs before they turn into a much larger issue. While some homeowners might not see the advantage of spending money on inspection, it could save you significantly in the future. 

Roof Replacement

While your roof will not last forever, knowing when it is time for a replacement is important as a homeowner. A roof will show signs to take into consideration when debating a roof replacement. Failing to take these signs seriously could lead to significant damage to not only your roof, but your entire house. Before you choose to replace your roof, consider these items: 

  • While a complete roof replacement is not always in the budget, frequent repairs can add up. Consider when it becomes financially irresponsible to continue these repairs and it makes more sense to re-roof. 
  • Your roof has a life expectancy and once it reaches that age, you might consider replacement. However, proper maintenance and repair can extend the lifespan. Consult with your local roofer before you consider age as the sole reason for replacement. 
  • Looking at your shingles or tiles, if several of them are rotting, this is an obvious sign your roof needs replaced. This could be a sign of significant underlying issues within your roofing system. 
  • Significant storm damage is another reason for a complete roof replacement over repair. If a tree crushes your roof or the wind rips it off of your home, you will definitely want to  replace it. Be sure to work with your insurance company when it comes to storm damage.
Should You Repair Or Replace Your Roof?

Your home will let you know when it is time for a roof repair or replacement.

The most important thing to keep in mind is to not ignore these signs and to take action before it gets worse. Routine examination and inspection of your roof will pay off in the long run. Working with a professional roofer that you trust can also help when it comes to deciding on repair or replacement. 

Craven Construction offers professional roof repair and replacement services in the East Valley. Our team is experienced with roofs of all styles and sizes along with repairs of every kind. Contact our office today to discuss your roofing needs and to schedule your FREE estimate on repairs and replacement.

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 19 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.

Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.