Repair vs. replace a roof: which is better?
The roof to your home or business is a vital structure that should always be treated with care to improve longevity and protection. But as the years go by, the integrity of a roof, like any structure, or even your own body, will begin to degrade. This is where the question for many people arises: Is it better to repair the roof to my home or business or just replace it entirely? Both options are often viable and provide different pros and cons depending on your unique situation.
How to tell if you need to repair or replace
Most home and business owners are not expert roofing contractors, so understanding when is a good time to repair and when they would be better off replacing can be tough. This is why roof inspections are so vital. When you have a professional review your roof and offer solutions, you will have a much easier time making the right choice. At Stay Dry Roofing, our contractors believe in honest, transparent roof inspections in Tampa, FL, and will educate you on all the aspects of your roof so that you can make a choice you feel confident in. Often, we recommend annual roof inspections or an inspection after a big storm where damage may have occurred. A professional roof inspection will evaluate your:
- Structural integrity
- Material longevity
- Evaluate any damage
- Interior inspection
- Prior workmanship inspection
When to replace your roof
Your roof inspection will help evaluate the age of your roof and its current condition. In many cases, a roof may look fine and never have suffered damage, but due to its age, it poses a big risk alone. Other things that will be looked for in your roof inspection is how the materials are standing up. Cracks, rips, tears, or missing shingles entirely are a signal that the weather has begun to affect the roof due to its age. And often, a roof inspection may even identify hidden leaks within your ceiling you hadn’t known about! This can lead to mold and rot developing and compromise your health and safety.
If after your roof inspection, you are encouraged to replace your roof, choosing the right contractor for the job is essential. You will want a team that is dedicated to you and has years of experience since installing a brand new roof can be a big job. At Stay Dry Roofing, we treat your home or business as if they were our own and never leave it looking like a construction site. You can rest assured that we have the experience necessary to give you high-quality installation using top-of-the-line materials every time. In fact, we are Master Elite Contractors for GAF, the leading provider of shingle roofing systems, and offer incredible 50 year warranties!
When to repair your roof
Your roof inspection can also give you insight on if you just need a roof repair. For many home and business owners, this is what they are hoping to hear, as the costs can usually be substantially less. During the roof inspection, the quality of the roofing materials will be evaluated as well as the integrity of the structure. If damage is found, but it is not too severe, it can often be easier repaired. Typically, this involves replacing sections of the roof or reattaching flashing to ensure a waterproof seal.
Even if your roof inspection tells you that you need repair work done, it is important to address this right away and use a trusted team. Leaving roofing problems untreated can often lead to bigger problems down the road, including a full roof replacement. Our team at Stay Dry Roofing can help you quickly and affordably repair the damage to your roof to help give you long-lasting protection for years to come.
Why stay dry roofing?
Our team has been installing and repairing roofs in the Tampa, FL and surrounding areas for years. We provide trustworthy inspections and give free estimates on certain projects. For over 30 years, home and business owners alike have trusted us in keeping them safe and dry throughout Florida. Our team has also proven to be capable contractors, earning the GAF Master Elite status, a prestigious title held by few contractors nationwide. This allows us to offer you unprecedented warranties on your roof, making roof replacement an attractive option for many.
If you are interested in finding out if you should repair or replace your roof, we encourage you to call our team at Stay Dry Roofing. We will make your home or business a top priority and give you a detailed inspection and a quote for your needs. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get started now!