The roof over your head is vital. Besides adding curb appeal and value to your property, it protects everything you own and love—your possessions and your family. However, you’ll wind up finding yourself face-to-face with roof leaks, cracks, or missing shingles at times. Knowing when to choose roof repairs or roof replacement can save you big and keep you protected year round.
If the damage to your roof is relatively minor or confined to a single spot, you can typically repair the problem rather fast and without too much cost. It’s generally easier and less expensive to repair one patch of shingles or to even replace that section altogether than to do the entire roof.
Furthermore, minor roof leaks, storm damage, or loose shingles should be repaired early. Doing so can increase the lifespan of your roofing system by many years.
Now, roof replacement is not out of the question. Many homeowners opt for a full replacement because their roof getting old or the condition of their shingles is rather damaged. If your roof is old or worn down from the weather, you might only have another year or two. Then, you’ll need to replace the entire system. It would be a waste to schedule repairs at this point. They won’t last.
Also, replacing a batch of shingles in, say, the center of the roof can look quite odd. From the ground level, you’ll notice the change, and it will reduce the curb appeal of your home significantly. That’s why replacing the entire shingle system at once is the ideal route.