There are a few tell-tale signs that your roof is failing, things like missing shingles, a sagging roofline, abnormally high heating or cooling bills, or even water damage in your home from leaks. And if you have reason to suspect that your roof isn’t in tip-top shape, the time to act is now. If you wait too long, at best you risk further damage to your home requiring costly repairs, and at worst, you may wind up in a dangerous situation that could hurt someone. So, what should you do? Well, there are always two options: repair your roof or replace it entirely.
What are the benefits of simply repairing your roof? Well, first of all, it’s very cost-effective. Repairing is almost always going to be much more affordable than replacing your roof. It is also time-efficient and can be completed within a day or so. Roof repairs can extend the life of your roof and help you put off a full roof replacement.
However, there are some important disadvantages to repairing your roof rather than replacing it. For one, it is often just putting off the inevitable need for a full replacement. Depending on the extent of your roof damage, a repair may not be enough to keep your roof from falling. It can also be difficult from a cosmetic standpoint to match the color of your current shingles.
If your roof is more than 20 years old, or if it has suffered extensive damage, it is probably best to replace your roof entirely. The advantages of doing so are enormous. An entirely new roof will last for at least two to three decades, which means you can rest easy. It will also increase your home value immensely, as well as its curb appeal. However, the disadvantages include the high price, the inconvenience, and the hassle of cleaning up afterward. In Ogden, Utah, the average new roof costs around $10,000. It can a week, or even more, of noisy work on your home that can feel very disruptive. And, even if they claim to clean up your yard afterwards, you should always grab a metal detector and thoroughly check your yard for loose nails, especially if you have little ones.
In the end, the final decision of whether to repair or replace your roof falls solely on your shoulders. However, that does not mean that you need to weigh all of these pros and cons on your own. Have a professional roofer take a look at your roof and give you an estimate for both repairs and a replacement and seek their expert advice on which to choose. It is also worth seeking a second opinion, just to be sure you are making the right decision.
Alliance Roofing provides high quality Ogden roof repair services.