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Repairing vs. Replacing a Roof: Which is the Better Option for You?

Repairing vs. Replacing a Roof: Which is the Better Option for You?There’s a big difference between roof repair and roof replacement. How do you know which is the right choice for your home? Take a look at some things to consider before you decide.

The Age of Your Roof

The average asphalt shingle roof lasts approximately 15-20 years. Is your roof reaching that milestone? If it’s getting close to the end of its average life expectancy, it’s often more beneficial to replace it rather than repairing it. You might be wasting money on repairs to a roof that might require replacement soon anyway.

How Long You Plan to Stay

Are you in for the long haul in your forever home, or at least your long-term home? Or are you counting the days until you move on to the next one? If you plan to stay for many years and your roof is in good shape other than some minor damage, it’s often worth it to pay for the repairs instead of a full replacement. If you have major damage or an aging roof and you’re looking to sell in the near future, you might consider replacement to improve your resale value,

The State of Your Roof

The only real way to tell if your roof needs repair or replacement is with a professional roof inspection. A roofing contractor can tell if the damage is minor enough to resolve with repair or major enough to require replacement.

For expert assessment and service you can count on, contact the professionals at Premiere Roofing to schedule a free estimate.


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