It doesn’t take an expert to know that a full roof replacement costs more (significantly more) than even the biggest and most complex repair job. But there comes a point in your gutters and roof’s life span when repairs are needed more and more frequently. Over time, the total cost of these repairs could match or even exceed the cost of a new roof, making it impractical for a number of reasons. So how do you determine whether it’s time to consider a full re-roofing job?
Let our specialists at Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. weigh the pros and cons of both options to help you arrive at a suitable decision.
How Old Is Your Roof?
Typically, roofing systems have a 20 to 25-year effective service life. Consider a 17-year old roof that’s seen its fair share of bad weather. Partial roof repairs cost higher per square foot than a complete re-roofing.
In addition to the labor costs of hiring roofing contractors, it can also create some new challenges. Old shingles must be individually removed and disposed of before new ones can be installed. On an older roof, the costs can add up easily, making a full replacement more advantageous in the long run.
New Roof Installation
Some roofing companies actually install new shingles over the old ones during a typical repair visit. This is generally not an issue, but with a high enough frequency, you could be looking at doubling or tripling the weight supported by your roof. The International Residential Code (R907.3) even disallows a home to have more than two layers of shingles at any given time.
Whether you need a simple repair or a full re-roofing including a gutter replacement, our professional contractors at Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. are more than happy to help you out. We are the leading local provider of roofing products and sheet metal fabrication in the area. Give us a call at (785) 727-7575 or fill out our online contact form to talk to our experts and get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Colby and Hays, KS.