Storms and natural wear are the most common causes of roof damage. When your roofing system has been compromised, you can either have it repaired or replaced. Depending on how serious the problem is, one in those two options will make more sense.
A residential roof replacement expert gives tips to help you determine whether you should repair or replace your roof.
Consider How Old Your Roof Is
Asphalt roofing systems last for around 15 to 30 years depending on the installation and maintenance. Consider a spot repair if most of your roof is still in good condition. However, a roof replacement is a better option if your current system is nearing or at least 20 years old.
Hire a professional roofing contractor if there’s a leak for a roof inspection. Leaks usually occur in the flashing or vulnerable parts of the roof. Repairs may be enough if the leak is isolated by leaks in various points of the roof calls for a replacement.
How Long Are You Planning to Stay in Your Home?
When deciding between repairs and replacement, consider how long you’re planning to stay in your current home. A roof replacement is a great option if you’re considering selling your home in the future. Prospective buyers gravitate toward homes with roofs that are in good shape.
If you choose to get a new roof, you may be able to add eco-friendly features that qualify for local or federal tax credits to cover the cost of your project. Today’s roofing materials are also more energy-efficient and longer lasting. Usually, the more resistant to fire, wind or hail damage a material is, the lower rates you can get.
For quality residential roof replacement and repair services, turn to Hill Roofing Corporation. Call us at (703) 754-0964, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Manassas and Arlington, VA.