4 Ways That Roof Replacement Is Better Than Roof Repair

Posted on: 31 January 2022


A good roof should last many years before you need to replace it. And during that time, you may need to carry out repairs on your roof. If you have already carried out many repairs on your roof over the years and your roof has once again suffered damage, now might be the time to finally replace your roof rather than replace it.

If you are trying to decide whether you should repair or replace your roof, then consider the following benefits of roof replacement.

1. Improved curb appeal

If you stick with your current roof and repair rather than replace it, you miss an opportunity to upgrade your home's curb appeal.  With modern roofing techniques and materials, such as architectural sheet metal, which can imitate the look of wood shake, shingles, or tiles, you have many options to choose from when replacing your roof. This can improve your home's curb appeal.

2. Improved protection from severe weather

If your roof is over a decade old or even older, then, over time, it will continue to deteriorate. You can continue to repair it when certain areas fail, but this could cost you more money. More importantly, an older roof will not offer the same level of protection against severe weather as a replacement roof with better and newer materials.

3. An opportunity to inspect the innards of your roof for hidden damage

With older roofs, there may sometimes be hidden damage underneath the surface of the roof that you can't see. For instance, if a section of your roof's underlayment has started to rot and allow moisture to seep through, then there may be some hidden wood rot and mold issues in your roof.

 During a roof replacement, your roofing contractor will get a chance to examine your roof for hidden issues.

4. An opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of your home

Replacing the entirety of your roof will give you the opportunity to choose a roofing material and color that improves the energy efficiency of your home. For instance, if your current roof is made of dark-colored shingles, you could replace it with light-colored metal roofing to keep the heat out of your home during summer.

Repairs can keep your roof in working condition for many years. But eventually, repairs just aren't enough for a failing roof or a roof that no longer looks appealing. If your roof is old and has suffered a lot of damage over the years, consider the benefits of replacing it.