One of the biggest debates roofers often have with homeowners is whether it’s better to repair a roof or to replace the whole system altogether. There are many factors that can dictate whether a repair or a replacement is needed and the circumstances can be different from one house to the next. Eventually, all roofs will reach the end of their life spans and require a replacement. The last few years of their life, however, is when the decision to repair or replace a roof be a little more challenging.
So how do you even begin to answer the question of repair versus replacement? Let our roofing specialists at Roofing by Curry show you examples of when one solution might be better than the other and vice versa.
When your roof is a year or two away from the end of its estimated service life, many roofers agree that a replacement is more practical. Replacing a roof even becomes necessary once it’s well past its life span. Repairs can patch up an aging roof temporarily, but the need for repairs increases in frequency the closer you are to the end of the roof’s life. At this point, it’s more practical to replace the roof entirely than to pay for multiple repairs repeatedly.
Leaks are a clear indication that there are major issues with your roofing system. If your roof starts leaking, call your local contractor to assess the extent of the problem and determine a viable course of action. More often than not, widespread leaks can mean that your roof has failed and will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Of course, when your roof is well maintained and you’re only calling your roofers for regular maintenance or the occasional repair every once in a while, a replacement might seem far too major a solution.
Whether you’re looking repair or replace your roof, our professionals at Roofing by Curry can help you every step of the way. Give us a call at (941) 921-9111 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free estimate on roof repairs or replacements today. We serve homeowners in Sarasota, as well as other surrounding areas in FL.