Why get a roof replacement when you can simply have your old roof repaired? Repairs should be able to fix minor to moderate roofing issues. But in some cases, a roof replacement makes more practical—and financial—sense.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc., your trusted roofer, elaborates further below:
When Your Roof Suffered Extensive Damage
Replacing a roof that suffered extensive storm damage is more cost-effective than having it repaired.
When Your Roof Is Past Its Estimated Lifespan
Different roofing materials have different estimated lifespans. For instance, asphalt shingles—which are the most popular roofing material—have an average lifespan of 15 to 40 years depending on their quality while roofing systems made from sheet metal usually last 40 to 70 years. The closer your roof is to the end of its estimated lifespan, the more leak-prone it becomes. Repair costs might not be that significant individually, but their costs can quickly add up.
When Your Roof Isn’t Suited to Your Local Climate
No matter how durable your roof is, it’s likely to last long if it’s made from materials not suited to your local climate. Remember: there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects, and roof replacement projects are no exception.
Here’s an overview of some of the most commonly used roofing materials:
- Asphalt shingles – There are several reasons why asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material on the market. They’re affordable, durable, easy to maintain, and come in a wide variety of colors.
- Metal roofing panels – A metal roof is a great choice if you’re trying to go green. Since metal reflects heat from the sun instead of absorbing it, installing a metal roof can help lower your heating and cooling costs.
To learn more about your roofing options, consult one of your local roofing contractors.
Here’s a tip: when planning a roof replacement, it’s best to consult local roofers. Since they’re more familiar with the local climate, they can make better recommendations.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof replacement and sheet metal fabrication services. To request a free estimate, call us at (785) 628-3614 or fill out this form.