There are several reasons why roofs sustain damage, including aging and extreme weather events. Generally, it’s better to patch up a mildly damaged roof rather than replace it. The solution to a problem that requires a quick fix, such as a loose shingle or loose flashing, may be as simple as nailing it back in place. But for more serious roofing issues or damage, you might have to opt for roof replacement.
In this post, Renaissance Roofing Inc. discusses the disadvantages of roof repair over replacement.
Ignoring the Extent of Roof Leaks
If you suspect a leak in your roof, inspect it thoroughly. The larger and more persistent the affected area, the more likely it will require extensive roof repairs. It is less expensive to patch up a single source of leakage. However, keep in mind that it is only a temporary solution to your problem. Furthermore, if there is extensive damage, you may find yourself spending money more frequently, which will cost you more in the long run. A new roof is a more efficient way of dealing with severe roof leaks.
Failing to Consider Shingles and Roof Structure
Asphalt or wood shingles are relatively easy to replace. Simply tear off the old roof, thoroughly space and align the new shingles and properly secure the shingles. The good news is that a reputable roofing company can expertly do the installation. They can also inform you of your various options so you can make the best decision for your needs, style and budget. Your roof will also be thoroughly inspected to determine if the underlying structure needs to be repaired. It is only a temporary solution if you’re simply going to replace shingles that are torn, cracked or missing while ignoring other damaged components.
If you are unsure if your roofing should be repaired or replaced, the roofing professionals at Renaissance Roofing Inc. can help. We offer dependable roofing services and deliver top-quality roofing systems. Call us at (541) 791-4886, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.