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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Side full view of residential roofing A sturdy and undamaged roof is essential to securing the safety of your home and family. So, if you suspect your roof is damaged or in need of replacement, you should contact an experienced roofing company like McRoof right away. When you work with a qualified roofing contractor, a technician will start your project with a thorough investigation and let you know the full scope of your roof’s damage. You will then be provided with a recommendation for either a roof replacement or repair. Sometimes, one option is the clear choice, but in other cases you will have an important choice to make. So, to help you make an informed decision, here are a few things to consider when choosing between a roof replacement and a roof repair.

What is the Age of Your Roof?

If you know when your current roof was installed as well as the roof material used, you will have a better idea of whether it should be replaced. Here are some general lifespans of different types of roofs:

  • Asphalt shingles: 20+ years
  • Metal roofs: 40+ years
  • Clay/Concrete tiles: 50+ years

If you know your roof is old or can see that it is showing obvious signs of aging and damage, it can be wise to opt for a full roof replacement. Repairing an old roof is often not worth the money as it will likely need additional repairs soon.

What is the Extent of the Damage?

If your roof has considerable structural damage or is significantly leaking, a roof replacement can be necessary. However, minor or moderate damage like missing or broken shingles can be repaired without too much trouble.

What Do You Value?

Despite considering the more obvious factors like your roof’s age and the extent of its damage, you should also consider what you personally value in a roof. If you opt for repairs, there’s no guarantee that the new materials will be able to exactly match your existing roof. Will that bother you or hurt your resale value? If you’re planning on living at your current home for a long time, do you want to invest in a newer, more energy-efficient roof, or are you content with your home’s current thermal performance? And will you feel confident living under a repaired roof, or would you feel more secure with an entirely new one?

These types of questions are ones only you can answer, and they’re important to consider before making your decision.

Work With a Reliable Roofing Company

If your home needs a roof repair or replacement, contact the experts at McRoof. We’re a family-owned, licensed roofing company that has proudly served Oklahoma homeowners since 2009. We ensure all of our roofing projects are completed to the highest level of quality and always provide unmatched customer service. Give us a call now to hear more about our work and discuss possible financing options you may be qualified for.

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